As if winter wasn’t harsh enough; the beginning of spring has been rather confusing because the weather is not behaving as it should. Everyone’s gearing up for warmer weather but it looks like the cold still has a few last songs to sing. Still, since spring has officially arrived, it shouldn’t be too long now:
The calendar said spring arrived last Thursday, but mother nature showed complete disregard delivering 1-4 inches of snow and record cold this week.
But, objectively looking at the weather maps, we can fairly safely say – starting today – we’ve turned the corner. Winter is dead.
How do we define the end of winter in our region?
* No identifiable threat of accumulating snow in long-range forecasts that could remain on the ground for 12 hours or more
* No identifiable threat of a cold weather lasting more than 48 hours when we define cold weather as highs in the 40s (or colder) and lows below freezing in Washington, D.C. (as measured at Reagan National Airport).
With the icy cold drawing to a close, you should be able to spot any damage left behind on your property over the past couple of months. The winter wonderland may have been nice to look at but it certainly did a number on your roof even if you don’t see any obvious issues. To get your home ready for spring, a call to a Montgomery County roofing contractor may be in order because there’s nothing like a professional’s touch to bring your roof back to its original condition.
As one of the most trusted Washington DC roofing providers in the area, Roof Masters boasts of being a recognized name in exterior home improvements. Our team is made up of local experts so we understand the unique weather patterns of the region. All our installers and project consultants are certified and factory-trained and we are recognized by CertainTeed as a SELECT ShingleMaster. By using quality materials coupled with experienced workmanship, homes are kept safe and secure, and this is something we constantly take pride in.
(Article Excerpt and Image from We pronounce winter over effective today, The Washington Post, March 28, 2014)