On April 22, 2017, Maryland suburbs were hit by what meteorologists have described as a freak storm. The headline in The Washington Post said it all: “Surprise supercell storm unleashes onslaught of hail.”

The storm was notable for its 50-mile-an-hour wind shear and massive hailstones. Freakish conditions to be sure, but storms like this are making headlines more frequently. In the last three years, Maryland has been hit by massive storms that caused flooding, damaging 60 mph winds, and golf ball sized hail. Recently, Doppler radar detected hail at or near Baltimore, MD, on 36 different occasions.

The problem is these storms wreak havoc long after the hail melts. The hailstones we’ve seen are large enough to bruise the fiberglass surface of your roof’s shingles. Over time, the protective surface erodes, and the roof springs a leak.

It gets more complicated. Like a hail storm, a leak is not an isolated incident. It compromises your entire roofing system, which means you may need to replace your entire roof.

If you’ve had a severe hail or wind storm in the last three years, you owe it to yourself to get your roof checked out. Why? If it needs resurfacing, your insurance may cover the cost of a new roof (excluding your deductible). Sounds too good to be true? Maryland’s building code has a clause that protects your right to replace rather than repair.

If your insurance policy doesn’t cover the cost, you’ll probably qualify for a hefty reduction on your homeowner’s insurance policy.

So, don’t delay. Call NDG Roof for a FREE DAMAGE INSPECTION. You only have a two-year window to submit a claim. Taking action now could save your thousands of dollars and spare you the inconvenience of replacing your roof at your own expense. You’ll also have the peace of mind of a new weather-resistant GAF Timberline roof that comes with a 50-year manufacturer’s warranty.