Unlock the magic of the holiday season without leaving a mark on your roof! In this blog, we’re sharing three tips on hanging Christmas lights with flair and finesse, all while preserving the integrity of your roof.
Say goodbye to worries and hello to a festive, damage-free celebration. Let’s drive into the art of illuminating your home for the holidays with style and consideration.
1. Don’t Put Holes on Your Roof
When installing Christmas lights, the quick and easy way seems to be using nails and staples to make sure that those lights hold on tight.
However, nails and staples can cause severe damage, as you would put holes in the material where water could seep through. Eventually, this could shorter the lifespan on your roof, since water could lead to mold and mildew over time.
But to avoid creating holes on your roof, you can use Christmas light hanging clips. They are easy to install and are specifically made to avoid damage on your roof. You should be able to find them at your local hardware store.
2. Clean Out Your Gutters
Gutters are installed along the edge of your house to prevent water damage during heavy rain. Moreover, gutters also accumulate tons of debris. As Christmas lights get warm and get in contact with dry leaves in your gutters, that can create a fire hazard.
Therefore, cleaning your gutters would be much needed to prevent such an unwanted situation. In addition, the process of removing your Christmas decoration would be much easier.
3. Avoid Walking on the Roof
Unless you’re a professional, we don’t recommend getting on your roof to install your Christmas lights for your own safety. In addition, walking heavily on your roof could potentially damage it and cause leaks in different parts of your house where water might seep through and eventually get on your furniture and floors.
A good alternative would be to use a latter and install your decorations on the edge of your roof. Additionally, it’s good to consider having someone to help hold the ladder for steady and hand you the decorations to install.