Thursday, March 3, 2011

Lost Our Thermometer

One of the victims of our metal roof, besides all the shrubs that line the perimeter, was our thermometer outside the kitchen window. The pic shows the empty bracket where it used to be. Normally the roof hangs out far enough so that the snow falls about a few feet away from the exterior wall. However, what happens is that snow freezes into a thick sheet and gradually slides off the roof. As it extends off the edge, it bends down and eventually curls back onto the house.

If you have neighbors with standing seam roofs, you’ve probably seen this in action. It’s pretty impressive sight to behold, and dare I say, a bit menacing. You don’t want to be standing under it when it goes, like our thermometer was. One day, the snow fell straight down and ripped the thing off its bracket. It didn’t stand a chance.

I’m guessing we’ll find it in the spring, when all that ice and snow melts.

Until then, thanks for reading.

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