When you look at homes in your neighborhood, what is the most common type of roofing that you see? In most cases, we can predict that it will be asphalt shingles since it is one of the most widely used roofing materials in the US. Why is that? One of the main reasons is that you can get a quality roof with easy upkeep for a very reasonable price. Naturally, there are some shortcomings with asphalt shingles that come from being a cheaper option. They are prone to issues with mold and moss if there are drainage issues with your roof. If you notice that you growth starts on your roof, you might want to look into cutting back trees around your house to allow more sunlight in. You should also clean off your roof regularly to keep leaves and branches off.
Replacing a shingle roof is fairly simple as well, and you do have the option of installing fresh shingles on top of your existing ones.