Good asphalt roof shingles include those manufactured by CertainTeed, Owens Corning and Gaf. The best asphalt roof shingle option depends on the type of roof and the place where the house is located geographically. Good ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

To clean moss stains from an asphalt shingle roof, use a brush to scrape the moss off of the shingles, and then spray the roof with a mixture of half water and half bleach. Avoid using a pressure washer to apply the mixt... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Stain Removal

To install asphalt shingles, install the drip edges and underlay with self-adhesive, staple the underlay to the drip edges, add the starter strips, and nail the shingles. You need a ladder, straightedge, tin strips, galv... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

As rated by homeowners, the top five roof shingles are Tamko Heritage Woodgate, Owens Corning Duration, Malarkey Legacy, CertainTeed Presindential Shake and Owens Corning Woodcrest AR. Roofers rank GAF Woodland, CertainT... More »

It typically takes three bundles of standard three-tab asphalt shingles to cover one square on a roof. Therefore, a 40-square roof would require approximately 120 bundles of shingles. A "roof square" is equal to 100 squa... More »

Roll, or rolled, roofing is material consisting of large squares of felt suffused with asphalt, used as a cheaper and labor-saving alternative to individual roof shingles. Although there are practical advantages to rolle... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials

For the construction of the roof itself, roofing rolls made of metal or asphalt are commonly used, as are shingles made of shake wood, asphalt or rubber. Builders need additional wood and nails, including roofing nails, ... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials