Christmas season is here, and that means decorations galore. Maybe you’re a homeowner planning to place some seasonal decorations atop your roof. In that case, your local Orange County Roofer has some important guidelines for your edification.
The first guideline concerns the installation of Christmas lights. When these are going on a roof, many professionals would discourage the use of nails to hold them in place. Recommended instead is the use of Christmas light clips. For good reason. Imprecisely positioned nails can create shingle punctures, which quickly can become leak points. Clips, in contrast, safely attach to a roof’s edge, holding those twinkling bulbs firmly in place. Now what if you’re dealing with a metal roof? No problem. Magnetic clips will do the job.
The typical Orange County Roofing Company also would recommend the use of lightweight Christmas decorations for your roof; the heavy kind can cause damage. The good news is, there are plenty of light, highly visible decorations to choose from.
There is one kind of Christmas decoration that probably never should find its way onto a roof. That is the inflatable kind. Why is this type discouraged? Because strong winds have been known to carry these away – and tear away the shingles to which they’re attached. Far better to keep inflatables safely on the lawn.
Want to know more? Just ask a local professional. Let’s say you hang your hat in Costa Mesa. OK, just reach out to a Costa Mesa Roofer for info. Then prepare for ultimate enlightenment.
If you have questions about Christmas decorations for your roof, Luke Roofing can help. A long-established Orange County Roofer, we provide prompt, reliable expertise for every residential roofing and commercial roofing need. No matter where you live in OC, you can count on Luke Roofing for reliable roofing solutions.
A timely article!
I've been using a staple gun for years to put up my lights in the eves. Honestly, it's not a pretty sight under there now as there are rusted remnants of old staples that didn't come all the way out when I took them down and the wear is now showing up on the light cords. A neighbor had a brilliant idea and used the big white plastic cable fasteners (with one nail in them) and cut part of them away (the part on the opposite side of the nail) so that the christmas light cord could slip into them without removing the cable holders. He put them up last year under the eves and this year he's just slipping the cord up there. It looks great and he got the lights up this year in no time. That's what I'm doing next year!
Any better ideas?
What a great idea John!
I love it and the odds of any roof or rain gutter repairs is reduced to zero!