While it’s always difficult to make predictions, recent weather patterns suggest that extreme weather patterns are on the increase in the Annapolis area and Maryland. This year alone, Anne Arundel County alone has experienced seven severe hailstorms. Chances are your roof sustained damage, and you don’t even know it.

Imagine the damage. A golf ball-sized hailstone reaches speeds of up to 100 mph. That’s faster than a Stephen Strasburg pitch. Then there are hailstorms that never make the news. We know all about those. We’ve repaired or replaced hail damaged roofs and siding systems all over Anne Arundel County.

You’d be surprised by the speeds smaller hailstones reach and by the damage they cause. Here’s the tricky part of evaluating hail damage. The constant battery might not break a shingle, but it can bruise it, and that erodes the structural integrity of the shingle. The result? The granules covering the shingle are knocked loose and the fiberglass mat cracks. Over time, the asphalt erodes, and your roof starts to leak. So, if your roof has endured a hailstorm in the last 5 years, there’s a chance that the gradual erosion process is happening right now, right above your head.

You could climb up on your roof and check, but hail damage can be imperceptible to the untrained eye. It’s not something that will escape the attention of our roofing experts. So, spare yourself the climb and give us a call. We’ll give you a roof inspection absolutely free. There’s no obligation. Chances are your roof is fine, but that free inspection could save you a ton of money and headache in the future.