At last, there seems to be an end to the long dry spell around Texas, and it’s a welcome change indeed. The wet weather, hopefully, will continue for a while longer so that the reservoirs and lakes can store enough water to prevent any possible shortage. Take a look at the statistics in this report on mrt.com:
LUBBOCK — Plentiful rainfall this past week improved conditions across Texas, although 69 percent of the state remained in some drought stage, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday.
Just less than 5 percent of the state was in the driest category on the map, down from about 6.6 percent a week ago. The amount of the state in drought stage was only a modest improvement from the 71 percent a week earlier.
Lakes around the state have benefited and are at nearly two-thirds of capacity.
Statewide Texans got more rain in May (4.03 inches) than normal, and June is on track to also surpass its normal of 3.44 inches.
Texas is in better shape drought-wise when compared to 2011, the state’s driest year ever. More than 72 percent the state was in exceptional drought, the driest category, at the end of June 2011. Lake levels then were 73 percent full after a very wet 2010.
Although this is certainly good news for residents who have had to cope with the dry and hot conditions, the alternating weather may cause damage to your home. As you know from science class, heat causes expansion and cold causes contraction; constant changes in temperature could mean that parts of your home like your roof could already be bent out of shape. To be sure, you ought to contact a Dallas or Houston metal roofing contractor.
Lone-Star Roof Systems can perform the inspections for you and perform repairs if needed. Our staff has been working with residential roofing in Houston and surrounding areas in Texas for years, so we know exactly how the weather behaves all year round. Contact us today before damage gets worse; we can recommend a variety of solutions that will mitigate the effects of the up and down temperature.
(Article Excerpt from Texas’ recent rains improve drought, lake levels, mrt.com)