When it begins thundering and lightning in Maryland, very few homeowners expect hailstones to follow. However, on May 2, the DC Metro area experienced severe thunderstorms that unleashed record-sized hailstones from above. The hail storms tore through several counties, tearing up roofs and causing further vehicular and property damage along the way.
Is your Maryland home suffering from roof hail damage? Luckily for you, Piney Orchard Roofing can help repair or replace your roof and protect it from further damage with our top-rated StormMaster® shingles by Atlas. Let us explain how we can help you restore your roof in light of the recent hail storms.
WHAT FACTORS INTO ROOF HAIL DAMAGE?
Hail storms can be incredibly destructive. The amount of damage your Maryland roof may have sustained in the recent storm depends on various factors, including the following high risks:
- Wind Speed – During the recent hail storms in Maryland, wind gusts were reportedly as high as 65 mph. Wind direction and speed varies during a hailstorm, and gusts that high can slam hail rapidly into your roofing or cause a nearby tree or branch to fall
- Hail Size and Density – The National Weather Service reported that a shocking baseball-sized 2.75-inch hailstone struck Charles County in the recent hailstorm. Surrounding counties experienced both tennis-ball-sized and golf-ball-sized hail. Larger hailstones like these drastically increase the impact of roof hail damage and can be strong enough to puncture a roof that doesn’t have the right protection.
- Building Materials – Different roofing materials will absorb hail impacts differently. For example, shingle roofs with hail damage often result in black hail strikes, soft spots, or lost granules. The shingles on shake roofs often suffer from cracks, splitting, sharp corners, and exposure of orange/brown wood in response to hail.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT ROOF HAIL DAMAGE?
Roof hail damage is unsightly, dangerous, costly, and most importantly – unexpected. If your roof is suffering from hail damage in light of the recent storms, you are likely wondering what you could have done to prevent it. The best way to prevent roof hail damage is to protect your roof with high quality, durable, and impact-resistant shingles.
StormMaster® slate and shake shingles by Atlas are an affordable and unbeatable choice for roof protection in the DC Metro area. Consider the following benefits:
- Class 4 Impact Resistance – The highest impact-resistance rating on the market (UL 2218)
- 130 mph Wind Resistance Warranty – Protect your roof from even the most severe wind damage and tough hail with durable, reliable, and high-speed wind-resistance
- Manufactured Using SBS Modified Asphalt – Impact-resistant asphalt that extends shingle life
- Algae Resistance – Scotchgard™ Protector with lifetime limited warranty against algae growth
- 6” Exposure – Less shingles to install per square foot, delivering an appealing bold look
- FASTAC Double Sealant Lines – Two lines of sealant offer twice the protection
WAS YOUR MARYLAND ROOF DAMAGED FROM HAIL? CONTACT PINEY ORCHARD ROOFING FOR HELP YOU CAN TRUST
Interested in StormMaster® shingles? We don’t blame you! From our responsive, personal service to our precision estimating technology, everything we do at Piney Orchard Roofing is designed to make replacing your roof as easy, affordable, and painless as possible. By focusing strictly on roofing and the accompanying services, we’re able to offer higher-quality results at an affordable price.
We offer a 5-year labor warranty on complete roof replacements – five times the industry standard – combined with a lifetime material warranty on select products. We serve the following Maryland communities: Odenton, Crofton, Gambrills, Severna Park, Annapolis, Arnold, Severn, Millersville, Davidsonville, Crownsville, Riva, Edgewater, and more.
Need help with your Maryland roof? Contact us online or call (410) 618-0804 to schedule your consultation and roofing estimate! You can also stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and our blog.