Asphalt shingles are perhaps the most popular type of roofing material in the U.S. mainly because they are quite economical and easy to install. Moreover, compared to other materials, asphalt shingles can fit many architectural styles, making them the best choice for most homeowners, especially for those living in traditional suburban-style houses.
While highly reliable, an asphalt shingle roof has its downsides too. Its prone to stains caused by the accumulation of dirt, shingle particles, mold, and algae. When not cleaned regularly or left unattended for a long time, asphalt shingle roofing can collapse long before its expected failure. This can lead to significant expenses due to repair and even potential safety risks in the household.
Cleaning asphalt shingles once in a while is a critical step to ensure they can continue protecting the house from external elements. If you want to learn how to do so, check out this infographic from All County Exteriors.