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 removal 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.

Tornadoes, hail, and even strong winds can cause severe wind damage to roofing systems.

Winds as low as 50 mph can cause some older roofs to be damaged.

The intensity of roof damage is determined by various factors: the velocity and impact of flying debris, the quality of the original installation, the building height and location in relation to other buildings, the angle and shape of the roof, and the material used on the roof.

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.

If roof leaks do occur, an experienced disaster roofing contractor can stop leaks with tarping or shrink wrapping, where affected areas (or the entire roof) are covered with a durable shrink-wrapped plastic membrane till permanent repairs can take place. That way you can prevent mold growth from water intrusion.

Get your roof inspected, even if you think there is no problem, especially if your property falls anywhere within the area of the hail and wind damage map.

Some storm damage problems do not produce symptoms right away.

And insurance company deadlines could hinder your ability to file a claim later.

Commercial property owners can rest assured that emergency response crews are available to assist with window, siding and roof damage, frozen pipe damage as well as 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.

Give us a call today, if the building on your property recently was damaged from wind, fallen trees, hail, collapsed roof or any other storm-related damage.

Wind Damage to RoofWe are a disaster restoration contractor providing damage restoration from hail, tornadoes, fire and flood. RestoreMasters responds to disaster emergencies by repairing roofing systems of commercial and residential buildings, starting with temporary solutions using tarp or shrink wrap to prevent leaks, until more permanent solutions are decided upon. We also assist with debris cleanup, water removal, burst pipe damage repair, water damage building restoration, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and reconstruction, and many other services to rebuild your damaged property. We also provide fire & smoke damage restoration.

Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.

Our team, comprised of large loss claims experts works directly with your insurance company to help get your business back into operation again as soon as possible.

We provide all aspects of building restoration, from emergency response services and cleanup to total build back of your facility.

The RestoreMasters team is comprised of professionals specializing in storm damage insurance restoration, including: insurance claims experts, public adjusters, large loss attorneys, roofing engineers, building engineers, interior construction experts, and other experts in the field of damage restoration.

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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