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Season’s greetings! The winter season is always a fun time for homeowners. Whether you’re setting up Christmas lights, preparing for holiday parties, or entertaining this New Year’s Eve, there are plenty of great times to celebrate. And while you’re preparing your home for the festivities ahead, you might be forgetting about your roof! Follow these quick and easy tips to keep your roof safe while hanging holiday decorations this year.

Use the Right Tools For Hanging Lights

Many homeowners use metal staples to attach lights to their homes. This is a big mistake! While staples might seem like an easy and affordable option, they can damage your shingles. Even though the holes that staples make are tiny, they can create big weak spots in the shingles, making them extra vulnerable to damage. Instead, use plastic clips to attach your Christmas lights. They are just as easy to use but don’t cause damage.

Keep the Weight to a Minimum

Thinking about going beyond the traditional Christmas lights? While additional displays may look nice, they might be too heavy for your roof. Anything heavy can cause shingle damage, so it’s best to set up the additional decor in your yard or on the patio.

Stay Safe While Decorating

It’s always fun to decorate for the holidays. However, it’s important that you avoid standing on your roof unless you’re a trained professional. Not only can this damage your roof, but it’s also incredibly dangerous. Even if your roof is flat and you believe it’s safe, it’s still possible to slip and fall, leading to disaster. Hang lights safely using a ladder, and be sure to have someone handy in case you need help.

Consider Other Home-Safe Decorations

There are plenty of other creative ways to decorate during the holidays. Inflatables and LED projections are two newer features that look great without any risk of home damage. Consider adding these to your holiday display for a fun, festive look.

Roofing Help This Winter- And Beyond!

Regardless of the season, Telge Roofing is here to help you with your roofing needs. From inspections and simple maintenance to full roof replacements, we have the expertise needed to get the job done right. Explore our website to learn more about what we do, then call us to book your free inspection.