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3 Tips to Hang Christmas Lights Without Damaging Your Roof

Monday, November 15th, 2021


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Halloween is over, everyone is wrapping everything up and switching to Christmas decorations. If you’re also obsessed with Christmas lights all over your home, you might be tempted to get on your roof and start decorating your home for Christmas without thinking of the potential damage you could cause to your roof.

 

In this article, we share three ways to decorate your home for Christmas without damaging your roof. 

 

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 shorten the lifespan of 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 use and install and are specifically made to avoid damage to 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 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 could potentially damage your roof 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 ladder instead. It’s also good to consider having someone to help hold the ladder steady and hand you the decorations to install. 

 

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