It’s fun yet time-consuming to decorate your roof during the holidays. It’s exhausting putting all of your lighting up, but the result makes it worthwhile. When you are in the process of lighting up your masterpiece, however, things can go wrong.
It’s in your best interest to take the necessary precautions to avoid any roof problems. We have some tips to help make your project easier through the process.
If you will be using ladders or any other equipment, it’s crucial to plan out your design around the tools you will use. Have enough decorations first, as you won’t want to be stuck with a shortage in the middle of decorating.
Assembling decorates suited for the outside elements will be vital if you live in an area with terrible weather conditions, especially during the winter. Find decorations that are high-quality and weatherproof.
We know you want your home to look beautiful for the holidays, but your safety is more important.
Whether you’re on the roof, ladder, or dealing with electrical equipment, you must stay safe. Wear sturdy shoes and safely anchor yourself when on the ladder. If you want, have a harness to secure yourself while you on the roof.
When decorating, never use nails, as they will create holes and holes will cause leaks. Nails will also lead to water damage.
Using clips will be more beneficial, safer, and will be less harmful to your roof. Clips will not mess with your warranty or affect your roofing materials, making them the better choice.
Arguably, your roof is the most crucial part of your home, which is why you need to avoid hanging decorations on vents, satellite dishes, and chimneys. If any of these fixtures become damaged, your shingle coverage will be at risk.
When the festivities are over and its time to take down your decorations, do not forcibly take them down. Carefully remove the decorations individually, one by one, and slowly.
When you’re putting up the decorations, you will be up close and personal with your roof, making you realize just how important it truly is. If you recognize your roof may need some taking care of after the holidays, contact your local contractors.