Contractor Team Dispatched To Repair Roof Hail Damage, in Maryland & Delaware Area, On May 16, 2022

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May 17, 2022

Hail “almost as big as we ever see in the Washington region”, according to Washington Post. Usually, that area sees pea-size hail, but this storm broke out hailstones the size of teacups, close to three-inches in diameter. They dropped in Maryland, hitting northern Calvert County, near Chesapeake Beach. It then headed across the bay and hit east Cambridge in Dorchester County.

This size hail is sure to damage buildings: breaking roofing tiles and shingles, ripping at siding, chipping off paint, destroying gutters and breaking windows. RestoreMasters arrived to help with assessment and insurance reporting. Due to the scope of this storm, there will be many insurance claims, so the team will advise property owners on insurance reporting to help them receive the best coverage possible.

On the local hail and wind storm map, larger yellow patches indicate hail up to 1”, at the western and northern areas of the storm. The overlap of gray near the DC area indicates that not only was there hail but also winds up to 70 miles per hour.

One-inch hail driven by wind at up to 70 mph can cause damage but it is often difficult to see with the untrained eye. The wind-driven teacup-size hail will cause significant damage, letting water under shingles and behind siding, even into homes and buildings where windows were broken or cracked.

Hail Map, Maryland & Delaware, May 16, 2022

Images and videos of giant hail fill local social media. from citizens and news centers:

NOAA’s National Weather Service storm and damage map for May 16, 2022 indicates large hail, and trees and powerlines down due to heavy winds:

  • Sycamore: Hen-egg-size hail reported.
  • Millville: 1-inch tree limbs broken, shingles blown off.
  • Huntingtown: Hail greater than 2 inches in diameter.
  • Mount Harmony: Tree down blocking Skinners Turn Rd. and Emmerson Rd.
  • Marlboro: Tree down on corner of Lower Marlboro Rd and Briarwood Dr.
  • Linkwood: Half dollar-size hail, significant damage to a house off US-50.
  • Tantallon: Large tree down in right lanes along MD0210 near Piscataway Creek, trees and powerlines down on Rogues Rd. and Dumfies Rd.

Other areas of the country were hit with the same size hail within days of each other, such as Okema and Wetumka, Oklahoma where hail up to 4.5 inches dropped. The RestoreMasters restoration contractor team would like to be sure property owners know that water mitigation should be top priority after storms that drop large hail with driving wind. They provide shrink wrapping of roofs or tarps, and other means to temporarily protect buildings until more permanent solutions can be implemented.

Some roofing systems can be severely harmed by damage from heavy winds, tornadoes, or hail. Some older roofs can sustain damage from only 50 mph winds. Several factors will determine the severity of roof damage: the height of the building and proximity to nearby structures, the quality of work by the original installers, the shape and angle of the roof, the age and type of roofing materials, and the impact from debris.

Following severe weather like this, it's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment to determine whether or not you have roof damage from hail or wind. Circumstances do not always allow for immediate repair of roof leaks. In the meantime, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can cover the roof or affected area with a tarp or with a durable plastic shrink wrap material, until such a time when more permanent repairs can be made. We need to stop more moisture damage, so we can prevent mold growth.
Rather than believing your roof is not damaged, if your property is anywhere in the area of the storm damage map, then you will want to get your roof inspected. Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away. And insurance companies can require you to get a claim in before their deadline.
Emergency response crews are available to assist commercial property owners with roof damage, frozen pipe damage, siding and window damage, and turnkey restoration services.
Our clients include: schools, hospitals, hotels, churches, resorts, retail, warehouse, industrial, and other commercial properties as well as residential properties with hail or wind damage to tile roofing systems.
If your building has sustained harm from fallen trees, collapsed roof or any other damage related to hail, tornado or wind storms, call us today.
Lighthouse Tabernacle - Sulphur, LARestoreMasters is a disaster restoration contractor, providing storm damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood, responding to emergencies in disaster situations, by aiding with repair of commercial and industrial roofing, tile roofs, providing temporary solutions to cover damaged roofs with tarp or shrink wrap. We also provide clean up of storm debris, water damage cleanup, frozen pipe burst cleanup, restoration after water damage, mold remediation, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, interior restoration and construction and much more. We also provide fire damage cleanup & restoration.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need help fixing storm damage.
As one of the nation's leading large loss claims experts, our team of independent adjusters works directly with your insurance company to help expedite the process and get your facility back to full operation in no time. We provide all aspects of building restoration, from emergency response services and cleanup to total build back of your facility.
The RestoreMasters team of professionals includes: public adjusters, insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, roofing and building engineers, interior restoration crews, and many more professionals specializing in insurance restoration for storm damage.
We do repair, replacement and restoration services on the following roofing systems: TPO roofing, metal roofing, tile roofing for hail damage, slate roofing, asphalt shingle roofing from hurricane damage, EPDM roofing, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing.

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