How to Hang Lights Without Damaging Your Roof

by | Dec 1, 2021 | Roof Damage

It’s that time of the year again! The holiday season has officially begun. Time to hang up those lights and bring out the decorations because what’s the point of the holiday season without a bit of festivity? One of the most common ways people celebrate the holiday is by hanging lights, traditionally known as “Christmas Lights.”

But whether you are hanging lights for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or any other memorable holiday, you will want to do it safely and efficiently so that way you can be safe, maintain your roof’s integrity, all while having the best-looking house on the block.

In this article, we will look at the best ways to hang your holiday lights this year so that you maintain the integrity of your roof, your health and ultimately make your home genuinely emulate “the most wonderful time of the year.”

Avoid Using Nails and Staples

While nails and staples are a relatively simple way to hang up your holiday lights quickly, they can also cause excessive damage to your roof. When stapling or nailing lights into the shingles of your roof, you create permanent holes in the roofing material. These holes weaken the structure of your roof and allow for water to seep inside of it, which can tear away at your roof quickly. Instead, try using light hanging strips as a much better alternative.

Clear Out Debris from Gutters First

Debris from natural materials such as leaves, sticks, and stones can often get clogged in your gutter systems. They may also be present on your rooftop. Therefore, it is always a good idea to clear them from the gutters, roof, or any other area where you intend to hang your lights. Not only will your lights look better, but they will also help your home to continue to function smoothly and efficiently. It is also good for making it easier to take the lights down when the holiday season is over.

Tread Lightly on Your Roof

While we all love jumping on a trampoline in the backyard, your roof isn’t the best place to jump and put pressure on. If you must walk on your roof, please try to tread lightly as the integrity of the material could become affected. Stomping on your roof is one of the easiest ways to compromise the material so take reasonable caution when taking your steps.

Have a Plan Ahead of Time

Like any successful undertaking, you will want to have a plan first. And if your undertaking involves walking on your roof and hanging lights, you definitely want to have a plan first. Decide what you want your lights to look like first and know where you will hang them before you step foot on the roof.

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