Wolverhampton Roofing Services

Lyndon Roofing also provide its services in the area of Wolverhampton! We provide a variety of work:

  • Flat Roofs,
  • Repairs & Maintenance,
  • Conservatory Warm Roofs.
  • Cladding, Fascia and Guttering,
  • Roof Slate and Tiling,
  • Green Roofing,

Covering a collection of areas; Stourbridge, Dudley, Oldbury, Wombourne to Halesowen and Tipton, we bring our superlative standards to you.

The difference between Tile and Slate roofs

What is the difference between slate and tile roofing when it comes to roof repairs or builds? This is a question we get asked majority of the time.

To answer this, we’ve put together some information on the difference between tiles for roofing and slates for roofing to assist in a better understanding of the difference.

For a quality roof, you’ll need top-of-the-range roofing materials. Boasting practicality and aesthetics, this is why tiles and slates are in demand for roofing across West Midlands homes.

What is Slate Roofing?

Natural slate roofing is known for being durable and often used on traditional homes to maintain the character of the period it was built. It comes in 3 main materials:

  • Natural Slate
  • Artificial Slate
  • Zinc Slate

Due to the slate being incredibly durable, the quality of this material will be sure to last you a long time. Problems often occur through adverse weather, Slates are fixed to a roof with nails most the time, and are built up in layers. In spite of that, it means that they can ‘catch’ in extreme winds. Repairs often come because of storm damage because of elements like high winds displacing slates but they can easily be fixed by a roofing professional.

Commonly, it comes in grey shades but can be sourced in different shades, textures, and pattern varieties. While natural slate is a more natural look, it is also the most expensive slate option but they do work better on more traditional homes. Natural slate for roofing is made of a fine-grained metamorphic rock. It’s resistant to the general wear and tears you would expect of a roof slate.  With a good lifespan, natural slate provides a fantastic, low-maintenance roofing solution.

Tile roofing is used more widely for those looking for a modern finish on their homes. Ranging in a variety of different colours and designs, it is that little bit more diverse. So, depending on your preference, it could be a more suitable roofing solution for you.

Slate roofs and tiled roofs are popular choices for homeowners throughout the UK and the West Midlands. Quality roofing materials are imperative to the structure of your home.

What are Roofing Tiles?

Tiles are a more cost-effective roofing solution and are found on a lot of newer homes, bungalows, and communal tenement blocks. Roofing tiles are made from either concrete or clay which means that they come in a wide range of designs and colours to fit the varying style of homes across the West Midlands. These tiles are less durable than slate but are still thought to last around 50 years or so.

Tiles are generally larger than slates and can ‘interlock’ which makes them easier to install. However, for roofing that features chimney points or a skylight, smaller tiles may be needed to better fit the roofing structure. With tiles, there are more options to fit the sizes of different styles of the building.

What are the Regulations in Wolverhampton?

It consists of the Building Regulations of 2010. Our establishment promises these rules are met in every piece of work so you don’t have to. Despite this, we encourage our customers to check the list and inform us before starting work. In doing this, it speeds up the process, conveys the labour required and ensures safety.


Keep in mind any work in Building may need planning permissions or adhere with regulations. For instance, planning permission may not be required yet building regulations would still apply. Using Planning Portals interactive segment explains the laws clearly.

The stylish nature of a quality slate roof is unrivaled and with our wealth of experience in the roofing industry, Lyndon Roofing Contractors can guarantee the job is completed to the highest of standards. Contact us now for a quote or telephone us on 07931 767303 to talk to a member of our team.

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