Thursday, February 10. 2022
Marley Tile Roofing, Is It Animal Proof?
While there are both pros and cons to tile roofing, one con includes that raccoons and squirrels can still get inside!
Raccoons will typically gain entry due to a tile shifting. Underneath the tiles, there is a felt paper which is extremely easy for a raccoon to tear apart. Squirrels will also enter through the loops that exist along the edge of the roof line.
Although this style of roof is meant to last up to 100 years, it is not animal proof. In fact, when smaller animals such as squirrels are gaining entry through the smaller gaps, there is not much we can do until a professional Marley tile company closes the gaps with cement.
While it may seem like a great investment, be sure to do your research before making the switch!
Wednesday, February 2. 2022
HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY!
Wiarton Willie did not see his shadow, so spring is on its way!
Early February is the seasonal crossroad between winter and spring. February 2nd brings the most watched weather forecast of the year and the only forecast we allow a rodent to predict.
Legend has it that on this morning, if a groundhog can see its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If it cannot see its shadow, spring is on the way.
It is a superstition but there is a grain of truth to it. On winter days when you can see your shadow the temperatures are especially cold because there are no clouds overhead to insulate the earth. Therefore, the more sunny days in February, the later the onset of spring.
How successful is Wiarton in predicting whether we will have 4 weeks (doesn’t see his shadow) or 6 weeks (sees his shadow) of winter? Scientists have estimated Willies accuracy at 25%.
Even if Wiarton Willie cannot predict how long winter will last, he at least gives us hope that the end of winter is near.