When you step outside and look at the roofs in your neighborhood, what do you see? In most neighborhoods, you will find that the majority of homes have asphalt shingle roofs. The reason for this is a combination of price and durability. For the price, you can’t get a better roofing material.

On top of the reasonable price, asphalt shingles are also simple to install. They can be installed on top of existing shingles if you so wish, and they can be removed fairly easily as well.

How do you care for an asphalt shingle roof?

Just like most roofing materials, water can do damage to asphalt shingles if it sits there for a long time. You want to make sure that your gutters drain well, and don’t allow branches and leaves to sit on top of the roof, retaining moisture, since this can encourage mold and moss growth. You should also make sure that the protective surface of the shingles doesn’t wear off, since this can decrease their lifespan.