Cleaning Up From The Bomb Cyclone Noreaster

Cleaning Up From The Bomb Cyclone Noreaster

This weekend’s nor’easter (bomb cyclone to some) rocked communities across the eastern seaboard. The Federal government closed on Friday, hundreds of thousands of people lost power, and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency in Maryland. We’d like to offer our well wishes to all affected by the storm; you’re in our thoughts.

Though the storm did not come with much precipitation, we did experience intense wind gusts. These storm winds clocked in around 60 MPH, which is comparable to a tropical storm! Ferocious winds like these produced downed power lines, broken tree limbs on our roads, highways and bridges along with storm surge flooding on our coasts were just some of the damage reported.

Our neighbors and employees shared a few shots of the damage they encountered:

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What’s A Nor’easter?

A Nor’easter develops when warm air from the Gulf Stream clashes with cold air coming down from Canada, creating intense low pressure. When these two conflicting air streams meet, they establish a macro cyclone (similar to a hurricane) that spins counterclockwise. One of the main differences between a Nor’easter and a hurricane is that they occur in different seasons. Hurricanes formulate in the warmer seasons from June to November, while Nor’easters form in the cool seasons from November into March

Take Stock Of Your Home’s Condition

As our region deals with the repair and clean up from this sudden and severe storm, it’s to your benefit to review your homes exterior. Is it time to replace your windows, gutters or roof? Do you need an expert’s opinion on the damage? We have a short checklist to help while you are picking the broken tree branches from your lawn:

  • Siding:Are there sections of your siding that are loosened, damaged or missing?
  • Gutters:Are your gutters still firmly attached to your roof?
  • Doors:Did you notice a draft through your doors? Is daylight visible through the door frame?
  • Roofing:Are you missing shingles? Are there signs of more obvious damage (like broken tree limbs)?
  • Windows:Did you notice a draft coming through your windows? Moisture? Is daylight visible around the window casing? Is there obvious damage (like broke panes)?

If your home sustained any damage from Friday’s Nor’easter, Thompson Creek is here to help! Our home exterior products are designed for the worst that mother nature has to offer. Our windows have a wind load of 153 MPH, which is comparable to a category 4 hurricane! We offer an extensive range of gutter systems, roofing options and storm doors to help replace any damaged ones.

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17 thoughts on “Removing Window Screens for the Winter – Yes, You Need To Do This

  1. Thanks for pointing out that the tracks must be thoroughly cleaned so that there will be no incidents of stuck windows in the future. I will keep this in mind so that we will not have such issues. I just needed to know about these things because we will have all the windows replaced next month in the house that we’ve bought. It is because they are too old already.

    1. All of the winter window preparation tips are important to ensure your windows will perform their best during the cold months. Check back for more tips soon!

  2. Great advice! I would add “don’t hire a handyman”. I have seen more problems created by a “handyman” that turned a simple repair into an expensive replacement.

    1. We are extremely proud to be the one company that does it all – design, build and install. All of our products are backed by our warranty and post-installation service so our customers don’t have to worry about a handyman ever again!

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  4. We had Thompson creek windows installed 10yrs ago to one of the Windows were broken and they are double pain is this something covered under the lifetime warranty

    1. Thank you for your comment, Christopher. Yes, this is something covered under the lifetime warranty. Please contact us at (301) 640-5497. We look forward to resolving this issue.

    1. Hi Nina! Yes, this is very normal. Instead of allowing the cold air into your home, Thompson Creek windows will attract the cold air, making the windows cold to touch.

  5. I had no idea that ice could damage your window panes. It is important to consider maintenance when choosing windows. We are planning on getting new folding windows, so I wanted to look into it beforehand.

  6. I agree that your home’s exterior envelop takes all the beating during rains and hot temperature as well as absorb all kind of dirt and molds. It’s a great thing that you mentioned proper ways on how to clean the vinyl siding. This is informative to me because I’m planning to get vinyl siding for my new house. Once done, I’ll remember all these tips to make sure that the coating is always sturdy from any external factors.

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