Weather the weather

Posted on - February 25, 2020

Hurricane Gloria, storm Ciara, storm Dennis, storm Ellen…

The weather is mad right now.

Flooding across the UK. Crazy winds. Snow and hail on high ground.

Everyone needs to make sure they have the best protection against the weatherwhatever it throws at them.

And the predictions are – along with the winters getting colder and wetter – the summers are going to get hotter and drier.

I mean – its not guaranteed.

Trump says it’s all nonsense.

I’m sure he knows best and the hoards of top scientific brains who do nothing other than study climate are probably wrong.

Temperatures in summer set to get higher

But – what if this really is it now?

…Regular and repeated weather like this.

Well although Durable can do little to help you deal with flooding etc (Kevin does have his 25 yards swimming certificate, and Mark is always more than happy to put on a pair of Speedos) – we can help with protection against other unpleasant weather conditions.

When the sun is out (and it looks like that could well be the case more often now), buildings, workplaces and homes containing a lot of glass can really suffer from inhospitable and uncomfortable solar heat and glare.

A simple and cost-effective application of window film can dramatically reduce heat and glare by up to 90% – whilst almost completely eradicating harmful UV rays.

Research has shown that when the workplace gets too hot, accident rates soar and productivity drops too. 

Get a glazing health-check!

Keeping you safe at work

Glass is an inherently dangerous material. Fact.

The risk of harm from broken glass is a very real threat.

With health and safety regulations aimed at minimising these issues carrying heavy penalties, the consequences of being ill-prepared or even unaware, could be dire.

Don’t take any chances.

Make sure you are safe.

Durable offer a glazing audit, which looks at all the potential problems with the glass in your building and delivers a comprehensive report detailing solutions to make sure you are safe, compliant and legal.

Weather related musical nonsense

Wet wet wet – were a Scottish band who had a couple of hits – including the cover of ‘Love is all around’ which was originally by the Troggs – and featured in the film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’. Weirdly they never released any songs with ‘rain’ or ‘flood’ in the title…

‘Why Does it Always Rain on Me’ was a hit for another Scottish band, Travis. They also released the song ‘Driftwood’ – probably a flood reference there.

The weather girls (Martha Wash and Izora Armstead) were a one hit wonder with ‘It’s Raining Men’. Apparently it wasn’t. There were many people who were disappointed…

‘Rainy Night in Georgia’ was a hit by Randy Crawford (originally recorded by Brook Benton and covered by Ray Charles). Randy also featured on the Crusaders hit ‘Street Life’ – which has no weather-related connections. We just really like it.

Rainy Night. Georgia.

Creedance Clearwater Revival loved rain. They not only mention it loads – but had two hits with ‘rain’ in the title: ‘Who’ll Stop the Rain’ and ‘Have you ever seen the rain?’

They also recorded ‘Walk on Water’, and ‘Born on the Bayou’ and ‘Up around the bend’ (which may or may not be toilet related).

Symbol, formerly the artist formerly known as Prince (RIP) had the hit and the film ‘Purple Rain’. Not sure why it’s purple. Doesn’t seem to go into much detail in the lyrics. The man himself explained it like this; “When there’s blood in the sky – red and blue = purple… purple rain pertains to the end of the world and being with the one you love and letting your faith/god guide you through the purple rain.”

Yeah. Whatever…

Brilliant – but quite possibly as mad as a box of frogs.

Oh and incidentally – it really can rain frogs. 

So. Like… take an umbrella or a big hat or something just in case.