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An Extra-Snowy Winter is on the Horizon

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Are You and Your House Ready to Cope?

While sweater weather is in full swing, one reality remains: winter is right around the corner. And, as meteorologists far and wide have already announced, it’s going to be a cold one. Some chilly winter weather is in store for the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, with January threatening to bring the coldest blast of air of the season—and the dip in temperature is predicted to result in about six inches of snowfall, or more, above normal.

Farmer’s Almanac also released a similar prediction for most of the country earlier this year in their annual 2018 winter outlook. The popular guide went as far to earmark certain dates for us to expect heavy rain and snowfall along the Atlantic Seaboard this winter season. According to the Almanac, make sure you have plenty of hot cocoa and a warm blanket on the following dates: January 20-23, February 4-7, February 16-19, March 1-3, and March 20-23.

What’s the takeaway? Enjoy the pretty leaves and relatively mild temperature for now, because before you know it—if the experts know what they’re talking about—you’ll be trading them in for a pair of gloves and a snow shovel.

Anything else you should worry about before the snow and freezing wind makes it your way? Unfortunately, extreme winter weather can do a real number on your home’s exterior. The last thing you want to have to worry about is a leaky roof or drafty window that sends your monthly electric bill through the roof and leaves you freezing, damp and miserable in the meantime.

Make sure you enjoy your snow days this year! If you haven’t had your roof and siding inspected by an expert, the trusted professionals at Fichtner Services can leave you assured that your home is ready to take on the winter onslaught. They’ll provide you with an affordable, reliable, and thorough inspection of your home’s exterior—plus they have the resources to take care of any issues or areas of concern they uncover.

Don’t get stuck behind the eight-ball—resolving these issues now will save you money and prevent the hassle and stress of trying to make unexpected, last-minute repairs in hazardous conditions. The experts at Fichtner Services can survey your roof to prevent devastating ice dams, inspect the foundation for small cracks or openings that can expand in freezing temps and allow mice and other pests to get in, and a laundry list of other essential winter-proofing steps that might have never crossed your mind but will be glad that the Fichtner team has double and triple checked for you.

Featured Project: Edgewater, MD

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Fichtner Services expertly installed the beautiful roof and copper gutters to complete the French Country feel of Mr. and Mrs. Flury’s dream home. For this project, Fichtner Services used:

  • Certainteed Grand Manor – Gatehouse Shingles in Slate color
  • Copper Standing Seam Roof
  • Steel Barrel Roof
  • Copper Half Round Gutters and Downspouts


Client Testimonial

“When my husband and I were looking for a roofing contractor for our new home, there were two priorities we wanted: 1. Good Reputation 2. Local Contractor

We found both with Fichtner Services. Tom Fichtner and his team did a tremendous job on our home. Our home has a combination of three different roofing applications (shingle, metal, and copper) to accomplish the design we were looking for.

Tom has been very responsive to any questions and concerns we had during construction. We would recommend and use his company again for any future projects.”

– Dianne Flury, Edgewater