Usual Mistakes People Commit upon Hanging Holiday Lights 

The holiday season is already out on our corner. We always fancy hanging holiday lights all over our property to show holiday spirit. While these lights are part of our beautiful and festive tradition, the last thing you would want to cope with is a leaking roof that’s being showered with freezing rain, ice, and snow during winter seasons. To prevent this type of risk, here are some tips that can help you determine how to properly hang your holiday lights and prevent some expensive mistakes, which people commit often.  

Never use staples or nails 

Placing staples into your roof can make holes into both your roof’s top surface and its decking and underlayment below. Nails and staples aren’t water-tight materials. This indicates that melting snow or rain could possibly and would penetrate into these holes, which can develop into severe leaking problems. Leaks cause problems such as mildew, mold, wood rot, and so much more possible problems that are usually expensive to pay just because you attempted to decorate your property. Also, we must never forget the other disadvantages. Stapling or nailing your roof could cause electrical fire or spark once it is done through the wire shielding.  

Expect water runoff and ice dams 

Winter season is not recognized for being dry—ice, rain, and snow are quite usual. Any décor you place up in your yard must be guaranteed to tolerate being exposed to moisture securely. You should also prevent buying decorations that are not meant to be used outdoor. Make sure that you have read any decoration’s package before you purchase them to guarantee that they are safe to utilize outside. Also, you need to ensure that you place them on a circuit that is fortified with a ground-fault circuit interrupter. This is important since it can shut itself off once there’s a string shortage and it can also stop a possible fire.  

Never walk on your roof 

Upon decorating, you will possibly see your neighbors repairing light-up decorations of snowmen, Santa Claus, and other holiday lights to their roofs. Keep in mind that doing so could be really hazardous. Once you fall from a roof, it could cause severe injury and that’s one of the things anyone must avoid at this time of the year. Moreover, foot traffic can dent your roof. Sure, your roof is made to shelter you from various elements. But, foot traffic could result in shattered clay tiles, cracking materials, and torn shingles under the weight. If this happens, you will be needing to immediately fix any damage done by foot traffic to stop major problems in the future.  

If you want any assistance when it comes to hanging up holiday decorations during the winter season, never hesitate to reach us now! Our roofing companies value to make the lives of our clients a lot easier when it comes to any roofing problems. We would be pleased to assist you with anything under the sun. Also, you can contact us to know more about our offered services such as roof replacement and roof repairs.  

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