april ice storm!

We were hit with a pretty bad ice storm on Friday. The freezing rain was unrelenting causing massive trees to snap their branches, thousands of people all over were without power and who knows how much structural damage the storm caused.

The picture below is of our porch railing. It looks as though the water is dripping off, but that’s all ice. Everything outside was coated in a layer of ice; cars, trees, sidewalks, buildings, everything. When I went into the backyard later in the day, as the temperatures began to warm up, the ice started to melt off the trees and was crashing around me. The ice had molded around the branches and so it was all in these funny half-cylinders.

Our backyard looked as though it was covered in shattered glass. So eerie and weird. I am glad we had minimal damage and only were without power for a few hours! I feel for those people who have had more damage to both their houses and cars. One of my friends had to contact some of the most popular roofing companies austin has to offer after her roof was badly damaged by the weather. Water can cause so many problems where your property is concerned so if you notice any damage to your roof after a storm, it is vital that you contact someone to carry out any necessary repairs. This could be as simple as doing a quick google search into something like hail damage roofing austin, for example, to find a professional who can get the roof repaired and looking as good as new.

If it wasn’t for the fact that my friend needed to get her roof repaired due to the consequences of the storm, she would never have noticed that her gutters had taken a big hit too. She’s never had her gutters cleaned before and she probably had a lot of debris in there, and with the added pressure of the ice, it forced a break in her system. I thought that having her roof fixed was bad enough, let alone needing to have the gutters repaired too. In the end, she decided to contact someone similar to this Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning Chicago company who were able to repair her gutters to their former function, as well as giving them a good clear out at the same time. It turns out that there was a lot of debris in there so it has been recommended to her that she gets them cleared out every couple of months so that the likelihood of this happening again is slim. This is probably something that we should do as well, just to ere on the side of caution.

That being said, at least it’s relatively straight forward for car damage, as they can look around for different auto hail damage repair firms to repair any damage. Houses however sometimes need restructuring if they suffer heavy damage which is far more serious.

Here’s hoping that is the last of the cold, wintery weather and that spring will now arrive in all its warm glory.

xo, mama lola
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  1. says

    Great pics but it makes me sad to think we are having ice storms in April! I really hope it starts getting warmer sooner :o) Anyhow, happy Friday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. says

    love the pictures. hope it warms up for you soon. I won’t be mean and tell you our temp in southern California today.