GET HOLIDAY SPARKLE WITHOUT DAMAGING YOUR ROOF
Nothing says Happy Holidays quite like decorating your home for all the neighborhood to enjoy. There is no substitute for a dazzling display of Christmas lights. But, as any homeowner will tell you, the only thing more frustrating than hanging Christmas lights is finding out you damaged your roof while trying to hang them.
Are you planning on hanging your holiday lights this year? Before you begin, you are going to want to know a few quick tips that should help you avoid causing some damage to your roof and home.
TIPS FOR ROOF FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS LIGHT HANGING
Secure hang points: A surefire way to damage your roof is trying to secure and hang Christmas lights off spots that are not rated to hold any weight, or take the force of a hammer driving in a nail. Do not try to use the roof covering to hang lights, and test out the durability of any wood before you really get to work on it. If you are not putting up too much lighting, you might be able to get away with just using a staple gun, which should be relatively safe for use on wood trim boards.
Tread softly: When or if you need to actually walk atop your roof, please do so carefully, do not rush, and do not take heavy steps. Some rooftops are not boot-friendly at all, especially pitched residential roofs, and could be readily damaged when you walk up there. When you are not sure if it is safe to walk on your roof, it is not. Find an alternative method to hang your lights that does not require endangering your safety.
Ladder safety: The right ladder height for your Christmas light hanging job is crucial. Trying to overextend yourself to hang up lights will not only risk a fall, but it could also mean that you are grabbing onto the roof for balance. This may possibly lead to roof damage if you slip or put too much weight on one spot. You should also always have a friend or family member hold onto any ladder that is leaning against a building.
Careful removal: As tempting as it might be to just yank your Christmas lights down by a loose end when the holiday season passes, do not. Forcing your light string down can rip roofing material and chunks of wood out of place. When it comes time to remove your decorations, do so with as much carefulness as you used putting them up.
If you find roof damage while hanging lights: Call the roofing experts at Premier Roofing. Premier Roofing has been providing 'The Art of Roofing Craftsmanship' to Anchorage home and business owners since 1996.
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