With Christmas right around the corner, we figured we would take the time to discuss tips for hanging Christmas lights on a shingle roof without causing any problems to your roof. Each holiday season there are a number of accidents resulting in people being injured, we recommend always having an assistant and being as careful as possible. Along with this, it is common to see roofing leaks around this time of year due to people penetrating/creating holes in their roof. Have questions about your roof? Our Florida Panhandle roofing services? Feel free to reach out to Timberman Roofing for any of your roofing needs, we’re always happy to help in any way we can.
Avoid Roof Damage When Installing Christmas Lights
At Timberman Roofing we frequently see home and business owners that have decided to hang their Christmas lights using nails, screws and even staples. The problem with hanging Christmas lights this way is that you are creating holes in the roof of your home or business. Even tiny holes created by staples can allow moisture to build up and cause problems.
Using Christmas Light Roof Clips
You may be wondering: if I cannot create any holes in my roof, how exactly am I supposed to secure Christmas lights? While it isn’t safe to be using screws, nails or anything else that could cause damage, there are alternatives in the form of Christmas light roof clips. These come in a variety of styles, colors, etc. and can be used in different ways to achieve the result you want. These clips can be attached to gutters, drip edges or even shingles (when done very carefully). If you have to attach the clips directly to your shingle roof, we recommend using extreme caution and making sure that you don’t lift the shingle at all, this can break the bond, leading to moisture and leaking problems.
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Think you may have created a leak or other roof damage while installing your Christmas lights? Interested in a Florida Panhandle shingle roof inspection? Timberman Roofing would be happy to help, reach out for an appointment today.