The Holiday Season is already fast approaching and while things are not exactly gonna be the they have always been, there’s one thing that surely won’t change. Nothing can dampen the festive mood of every family, especially when it comes to their home’s decorations. While we may not be able to party or visit our families like we used to, there’s nothing to stop us from still bringing our homes to life with decorations. After all, whether it’s Halloween or Christmas, it’s incredibly uplifting to your neighborhood filled with holiday lights and ornaments.
However, before getting ahead of ourselves in our excitement for the holidays, there are some things we must keep in mind when installing any of these things on your roof. So here are some tips about hanging holiday lights or ornaments on your roof without damaging them.
First things first. . .NEVER hang any electrical decorations on your roof if there’s snow or ice on it. And be careful when it comes to walking on your roof. As much as possible don’t do it because you will also cause damage on the shingles on your roof.
Never use staples or nails in hanging holiday lights and ornaments on your roof. You will damage the shingles and cause further damage and rotting. Instead, you can use plastic roof clips to hang the lights on your roof gutters or drip edge.
This may seem unimportant compared to the overall aesthetic of the decoration but you really ought to be considerate about this. There are certain types of lights such as incandescent lights that use more energy, produce more heat, and can be prone to fire hazard.
These are just some of the tips to make sure you don’t damage any part of your roof while enjoying the spirit of festivities (and doing some installation on your roof). If you notice any problems on your roof while hanging these lights, don’t hesitate to contact Best Roofing Cedar Rapids to have a professional assessment on the problem.