How many layers of shingles?

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February 17, 2022 at 11:55 a.m.


How many layers of shingles are pictured? Several companies told us one layer on an estimate bid. Now once signing we are told there is a second layer of tear off. I'm having trouble seeing it as two layers though. Any help is appreciated.


How many layers of shingle

February 17, 2022 at 11:59 a.m.

Wendy Marvin from Matrix Roofing and Home Solutions had to say in response to your question:
It’s very difficult to tell from a single photo.  This appears to be showing one layer of shingles. However, what often happens is that a second layer can be “cut back” to only be found further up in the roof?  Perhaps a video while the roofer is inspecting is in order?
Adding a 2nd layer to tear off and disposal is a hefty additional cost to the homeowner.  The roofer should be willing to document via picture or video, why they believe there is a second layer. 
Hope this helps!

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