August brings the unofficial close of summer and cooler temperatures will likely be coming to the Tri-state area soon.

Officially, summer is only two-thirds over. Unofficially, students are in school, football is being played and fall plans are being made. The hope is that the summer has been a great one for families and friends. And everyone will keep wearing shorts and flip flops for a few more weeks, but a August in Hagerstown, MDbreak in the weather is coming. That means cooler evenings and long sleeves and hats. A short time later, that furnace will need to be turned on.

Is your home ready to keep the warm air in and cold air out?

Well, if it isn’t ready, the good news is that it can be. Contact us at MTB Windows and More to schedule a meeting about replacement windows and replacement exterior doors. These are often the biggest culprits for out-of-control utility bills. Many people wait until the cold air is blowing the curtains or hearing the whistling of winter winds. But, if you meet with an MTB representative now, the home improvement work can be completed before the winter coats are out of storage.

While you’re checking your available dates for an MTB Windows and More meeting, enjoy these interesting August facts and trivia.

August Facts & Trivia

The name “August” was given by Roman emperor August, in 8 B.C. Until then, the Romans called the month “Sextilis,” meaning the sixth month of their calendar. August claimed this month his own because most of his victories occurred during this month. Many other versions of the name designate this month as Harvest Month.

August 19th is National Aviation Day, chosen for the birthday of Orville Wright who piloted the first recorded flight of a powered heavier-than-air machine in 1903.

August in Hagerstown, MDAug. 2, 1776 – The official signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.

Aug. 3, 1936 – Jesse Owens won the 100 meter dash, beating ‘the world’s fastest man Ralph Metcalfe at the Berlin Olympics.

Aug. 4, 70 A.D. – The Second Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans.

For more important August event dates, click here.


MTB uses ONLY High-Quality Building 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 Doors, Andersen Windows and GAF Shingles by MTB Windows & More in Clear Spring, MDthe best on the market for durability and resisting mold and stains. NOTE: Faulty roofs are another place for heat loss, since warm air rises.

MTB Windows and More experts also do other home improvement work. Just ask us. If our technicians can’t do, they will recommend a professional who can.

MTB representatives 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.


Mt. Tabor Builders Inc. for Custom Homes and Major Building Projects

Mt Tabor Builders LogoIf you are looking to build a home or complete a major addition, see MTB’s sister company’s site 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 Builders’ gallery of projects.

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