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.

Severe storms, bringing hail, strong winds, or tornadoes can cause severe roof damage, by ripping off roofing systems. Some older roofs can be damaged by winds as low as 50 miles per hour. The severity of roof damage depends on several factors including: type and age of roofing materials, presence of flying debris, roof shape and angle, building height and proximity to adjacent structures and the quality of original roof installation.

It's important to get a thorough roof inspection & property damage assessment following severe weather like this so that you can determine whether you have roof damage from hail or high winds. 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. Many storm damage symptoms are not always evident immediately. 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.
We provide services to clients of all types, with hail or wind damage to tile roofing, such as: hospitals, medical facilities, churches, schools, colleges & universities, museums, condos, hotels, warehouses, resorts, retail properties, historical properties, industrial properties, and residential properties.
Call us today, if your building or roofing system has seen damage from fallen trees or collapsed roof or any other damage from hail, tornadoes or wind storms.
Shrink Wrap RoofingRestoreMasters is a hail damage roofing and restoration contractor and provides storm damage restoration services including: commercial and industrial roofing, emergency roof repair, tarping & shrink wrap roofing, tile roof repair, water removal, burst pipe repair, water damage restoration, fire damage cleanup & fire damage restoration, debris cleanup, disaster response, tornado damage roofing & restoration, hurricane damage roofing & restoration, mold remediation, interior restoration and construction services to rebuild your property.
Contact RestoreMasters if you need assistance with storm damage repair.
As large loss claims experts, our team works directly with your insurance company to get your facility back on its feet. As a turnkey restoration contractor, we step in at the beginning with emergency response services and will stay with you throughout the entire process till your property is built back.
RestoreMasters provides a large team of professionals working on your behalf, including: insurance claims experts, large loss attorneys, public adjusters, roofing and building engineers, interior construction experts, and other professionals with a specialty in storm and disaster damage insurance restoration.
We provide the following roofing services: TPO roofing repair, metal roofing replacement, tile roofing hail & wind damge repair, slate roofing replacement, asphalt shingle roofing repair from tornado damage, EPDM roofing restoration, roof coatings, torch down roofing, BUR roofing replacement, SBS-modified roofing repair, PVC roofing restoration.

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