May is a great month to get started on your home improvement project.
The month of May is a perfect month for a lot of things. It could be the best month for household projects, since the warmer weather is here to stay. Now, those spring projects you’ve been thinking about all winter can finally get underway.
Those projects may small projects, like painting or creating a new garden. But, if those projects include replacing your roof or installing replacement windows, we would love to help you do it right.
Schedule Your MTB Appointment
If you have a home improvement project and need professional help, contact us at MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MD. To do so, click here, or call us at 301.766-7161. Our home improvement specialists are trained by the manufacturers to install replacement windows and doors; roofing materials, siding and more. Whether it is an upgrade or a home repair, our pros will get the job done correctly, because they are trained correctly. While you’re making your project list, enjoy these interesting facts about the fifth month of the year.
The Month of May
May is named for the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants.
May 1 is May Day, which marks the return of spring by bringing in branches of forsythia, lilacs and other flowering shrubs, like azaleas.
In Hawaii, May 1 is celebrated as Lei Day. Leis are wreaths that are often made with native Hawaiian flowers and leaves. Writer Grace Tower Warren suggested May 1 for the date because it coincided with May Day, a celebration also linked to flowers. She coined the phrase, “May Day is Lei Day.” The first Lei Day observance occurred on May 1, 1928. The following year, it was made an official holiday in the territory, since it did not become a state until 1959.
May 4 is now known as Star Wars Day. Fans of the iconic movie series flood social media with memes about “May the 4th Be With You.”
May 5 is Cinco de Mayo (“The Fifth of May”), celebrating the victory of Mexico over the French army at The Battle of Puebla in 1862. Many people celebrate by eating traditional Mexican meals.
May 12 is Mother’s Day! Learn about the history of Mother’s Day.
May 20 is Victoria Day in Canada. This holiday celebrates the birthday of Queen Victoria.
May 27 is Memorial Day (or Decoration Day). This federal holiday is a poignant reminder of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. It’s tradition to post the American flag on this day.
May’s Fun Days
May 1: School Principals’ Day. Celebrate your school’s leader!
May 2: World Tuna Day. Tuna is a healthy food to eat!
May 5–11: Root Canal Awareness Week. Try NOT to celebrate this one!
May 8: No Socks Day. We recommend flip flops…and a trip to the beach!
May 14: Dance Like a Chicken Day. Click here for the Chicken Dance song.
May Folklore and Symbols
A dry May and a leaking June, make the farmer whistle a merry tune.
A snowstorm in May is worth a wagon-load of hay.
May’s flower is the Hawthorn or Lily-of-the-Valley. The hawthorn means hope, while the lily-of-the-valley symbolizes the return of happiness.
May’s birthstone is the emerald, matching the green grass and leaves that decorate the landscape.
Our Quality Products
Replacement windows by Andersen Windows are top-quality in the industry, since they help insulate a home so well and add a layer of security. Security is also a key feature (pardon the pun) of the great-looking exterior doors made by Therma-Tru. And, the GAF Shingle System is among the best on the market for durability and resisting mold and stains.
We are always available to give a quote on windows, siding, roofing, exterior doors, etc.. in Hagerstown, MD; Greencastle, PA; Martinsburg, WV; or the Frederick County, MD areas.
If you are looking to build a home or complete a major addition, see our sister company’s site (Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc.). Mt Tabor does major remodeling and custom building throughout the Tri-State area. This area includes Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD.
Click here to see Mt. Tabor’s gallery of projects.