Snow on a house or anywhere transforms even a unappealing scene into something magical.
Enjoy the snow and wake up early to take a walk and take some photos before the plows come and muddy the streets and before you need to start shoveling.
Don’t wait too long though for this snow is not good to sit on your porch.
When it rains, the water runs off and away. With snow the wood is almost like being submerged.
The top layer of the snow will begin to melt and seep down to the wood it covers.
The snow above will hold the moisture in allowing melted snow to infiltrate areas between two pieces of wood.
Once shoveled, the porch and the entire balustrade should be swept clean. Be sure to get in-between the balusters with a broom for this is the most important area.
My neighbor was very unhappy at the cost to replace her rounded porch balustrade. Sadly the snow is now piled up against it. Protect your historic investment with just a little maintenance.
Here are some snow pictures.