What’s Making Your Asphalt Shingle Roof Dirty?

Dirty roofs can make your home look less appealing and reduce curb appeal. Although asphalt shingle roofing systems offer many benefits, they can also collect dirt over time which can make your home less appealing.

Reggie Reed Roofing shares some tips and discusses the causes of a dirty asphalt shingle roofing.

Roof shingles do not just get dirty overnight. This gradual, subtle change occurs. These are the top causes of dirty roofs.

Leaves and debris.

Your roof can look messy and untidy if it is covered with leaves, branches, and twigs. This debris is not only an eyesore, but it can also make it difficult for rainwater flow off your roof. Standing water can lead to pest infestations such as mosquitoes.

Cleaning it : Tree debris can be removed from your shingle or Metal Roof by hand. A leaf blower, a non-abrasive brush or broom can be used to clean it. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you aren’t comfortable climbing up onto your roof.


Algae can cause dark spots on asphalt shingle roofs. Algae stains are more of an aesthetic problem than a threat to your roofing system. However, the problem must be addressed.

How it can be cleaned: While DIY cleaning is popular among homeowners, it is best to contact your roofing company to make sure you don’t cause damage to your roof. You should avoid using a power washer. However, if you do need to, turn it on the lowest setting. For your next roof replacement, you might also consider using algae-resistant shingles.

Reggie Reed Roofing is the right choice if you are looking for a roof that will last all year. Reggie Reed Roofing offers a variety of roofing services, including metal and asphalt shingle roofs.

This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing, the best roofing in St petersburg FL. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.