About Us

Locktight TeamHere’s an about us section to let you meet the team and see how we operate a little differently to other roofing services you may have used in the past. We’re local, professional and trusted.

Whilst we haven’t been around as a service for very long our team have over 25 years of experience and all the tools and know how to make any roofing, chimney, guttering and loft insulation issue a thing of the past.

We work hard and fast to ensure that your projects are always completed on time and to your specification. Roofing services with a personal touch. That’s us. Transparent from start to finish and even beyond.

Our team will tell you honestly if your job is going to be expensive or time consuming. Furthermore our after care packages will make sure that you’re covered from potential faults for a long long time.

Our Friendly Team…

Team LocktightCall today and speak to one of the team about how we can get the ball rolling on your chimney, roofing, guttering, or loft insulation projects. We won’t make you wait months for a quote like other services in the area.

In fact we can usually provide a quote within the same week of your call. We expect excellence and won’t settle for anything less. Neither should you! Roofing can be expensive and time consuming.

That’s why we work in large groups to cut down on time you have to be living in the middle of a construction site. Some services only use a small team or maybe even just one roofer. That makes tasks a whole lot longer and more drawn out than they need to be.

Misaligned nails in roof

That’s why Locktight Building & Roofing Poole will make sure to assess the job in front of us and make appropriate adjustments to make sure you’re not living with scaffolding around your house for months on end. Call today and speak to the team!

If you notice suction cups or buckling on your asphalt shingles, you should call a reputable roofing contractor directly to have them checked. Improper roof tile installation is the number one reason your tiles start to curl. They can be caused by not following the installation instructions.

The nails used were of poor quality, were not used in sufficient quantity to safely transport the shingle, or were the wrong length. In these cases, they quickly increase the susceptibility of the shingles to detach from the roof. Nails can also cause damage if misaligned or used in the wrong place.


Moss buildup on tiles indicates that the roof is overly damp. Scrubbing the moss from the roof surface ultimately weakens the tiles. Choose from among the tile materials that are algae resistant and sustainable, but ensure that these tiles won’t easily chip or fade away soo quickly.

Since moss or lichens growing on a roof surface retain moisture on the roof longer than other areas, these growths can reduce the life of the roof covering. Particularly when the roofing materials are asphalt shingles or wood shingles, retaining water on the roof surface by any means (leaves, debris, moss or lichens) accelerates the decline of these shingles.

In freezing climates, frost damage, cracks, and shingle wear can also be faster under moss or lichens. Even in frost-free climates, roots or moss or lichen growth structures eventually penetrate and separate roofing shingle materials, hastening their demise.

Lichens growing on the roof

Since lichens growing on the surface of a roof do not have their maximum body thickness as a moss, they will hold less water on the roof surface and are a lower wear factor than the foam.

Therefore, if we only have lichens growing on a roof surface, we might be slower to undertake washing it because the lichens not only exhibit a tighter “grip” on the roof surface, but the process of washing. Cleaning the lichens may do more harm than good to the roof surface.

Algae on the roof surface appears as a thin green coating which is usually an aesthetic concern. The presence of algae on the roof is an indicator that this roof area is in a shady spot where you will want to be on the lookout for moss development or other roof problems, but the level of algae damage is probably low or even lower than that caused by lichens.


No one likes ugly brown stains on the ceiling or walls. It looks hideous and also spoils your home decor. But there has to be a reason you’re getting these spots in the first place. Brownish spots are common and are caused by two main reasons. The good news is that problems are often solved with the right approach.

One of the main causes of brownish spots on the ceiling is water damage. This can happen due to leaking pipes, roofs, or water from other sources. When a water leak seeps through building materials and hits the gypsum-based plasterboard ceiling, it causes discoloration.

Another valid cause is damage caused by mold. If there is excess humidity or if your ceiling remains damp for an extended period of time, it can cause a yellowish-brown stain to form. It will stay as it is unless you do something about it. Dark spots caused by water damage are not harmful to health.

Mold stains caused by leaking roof

But mold growth poses a possible risk to your health, especially if you are an allergic person. Before you start to troubleshoot the problem, you must first identify its cause. In this section, I will be able to attempt to answer the most common questions that you would like to understand.

Brownish spots on the ceiling can occur due to water damage, which can be the result of a lot of things. Besides water damage, this type of stain can also result from mold growth. If your ceiling remains wet for an extended period of time, this can trigger its expansion.

You can identify mold stains by observing their texture. Mold stains usually have a velvety or tough texture. The problem with these kinds of spots is that they will be dangerous for your health, especially if you are naturally allergic to this.

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