Friday, January 17th, 2014 by Office
A myFOXdc.com article published January 2, 2014 details weather conditions that tempered the nation’s capital, which may require extensive roof repair in Washington homes. It writes:
"A storm with snow and slippery travel will affect Washington, D.C. for a time during Thursday night and will be followed by the coldest weather since 2009 on Friday.
A small accumulation of snow will reach across parts of central Virginia, central Maryland and the District of Columbia, while affecting areas farther north with heavy snow.
As temperatures fall Thursday night, any rain or wintry mix will change to all snow and wet and slushy areas will freeze before increasing winds have a chance to dry off all surfaces. Temperatures are forecast to plummet to near 20 degrees by morning.
At this time an inch or two of snow is forecast around the city with higher amounts possible north and west. Untreated surfaces could get icy very quickly Thursday evening."
The cold spell that the nation’s capital experienced brings to mind the importance of protecting the family from the intense weather the US regularly experiences. Among those means of protection is the services of trusted roofing contractors in Washington, DC.
The city of Washington D.C. is no stranger to the cold temperatures of the continent, but a temperature drop to approach the 20 degree mark is well below the 29 degrees Fahrenheit average of the city. The cold weather can mean different things to an underprepared roof.
It is mentioned in the article that any water deposits that were caused by precipitation will have frozen. This means additional ice deposits that can potentially aggregate damage on various roofing systems. Ice deposits, in addition to gusty winds that have already delayed flights on airports, causes a deadly spell on roofing shingles.
It is due to this that you should contact services that offer good roof repair in Washington, DC. Prolonging any potential damage until spring will only mean extensive damage to your roofing system. A lot of these contractors know how to work around the cold, so you can be assured of high-quality service every time.
The harsh weather can bully your roof out of shape, and damage prevention is key to having a great roof to keep your family safe. Interested homeowners can contact services like Maggio Roofing for more information.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Snow comes through DC area; cold air and high winds arriving afterwards, myFOXdc.com, January 2, 2014)