Christmas lights on the roof are a common sight during the holiday season; hanging them is a long-standing, cherished tradition. People take any number of approaches to hanging these lights and the methods have improved over the years. However, there are still some lingering bad habits people use. Whether you have already hung your lights, or you have yet to get around to it, it is never too late to learn better ways to hang your Christmas lights on your roof safely.
Never Use Staples and Nails
You have seen it before; someone hanging lights with a staple gun. It may seem as though this wouldn’t hurt anything. After all, they’re just small staples. However, when you do this, you’re putting holes in your roof and shingles. This is roof damage. Though it seems small, it hurts the integrity of your roof and shingles, and leaves spaces where moisture and other things live.
Plastic Clips are Your Friends
You may have noticed that most lights come with little plastic clips. This is to encourage you, as the consumer, to use methods that don’t damage your roof. These clips work well on gutters, too. If you don’t like the ones in the package, there are innumerable light clip styles available for purchase that allow you to hand your lights in many, many ways. And, they’re all safe for use on your roof and gutters.
Enjoy this holiday tradition even more; hang your Christmas lights on your roof safely. When you need roofing services, during the holidays or any other time, just call 864-261-0841 for roofers in Anderson, SC.