Second Shingle Layer Does It Help?

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Second Shingle Layer Does It Help?

A second shingle layer must be better than one? Well, have you ever hear the expression too much of a good thing? Most major roofing shingle manufacturers advise to just one layer on your roof. There are multiple reasons for this. The first being that the shingle will actually last longer with just one layer. When multiple layers are applied, the top layer tends to curl and bend and fall off much faster than it would if it was a single layer.

In addition, a roof needs an ice or water shield applied, especially in Michigan, and one layer with the shields is much more cost-effective.  Also, using the summer months, a single layer shingled roof will expend heat much quicker. The dual-layer will absorb more heat which will shorten the lifespan of the shingle and may cause bulges in the roof.

Second Shingle Layer Not The Best Option

When it comes to repairing or installing a new roof, one layer of shingles is the best option. Adding an ice or water shield in addition to the shingles will last you for years to come. When you choose a top brand shingle such as GAF or Certain Teed, you get a warranty. At Eastbrook Roofing, we believe in quality work and products that will last you for years. Also, our experienced roofers will help you decide what is best for your home.

Not sure about what color shingle or what brand? Let the experts at Eastbrook Roofing help you decide. Eastbrook can help you decide the exact color that works best with your home as well as the brand that will help maintain your roof. In addition, we can inspect your roof and let you know what work needs to be done. Finally, contact us today for all your roofing needs or give us a call at 248-877-9247.