Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights from Your Roof

Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. It’s December 1st and you are scrambling to grasp that Christmas is 25 days away. Christmas decorations are out of storage, and it is time to begin hanging the Christmas lights. How will you hang those lights this holiday season? Allow Right Rate Roofing to provide you with some roof-friendly tips for hanging Christmas lights from your roof.

Use Plastic Hooks for Hanging Christmas Lights

The use of plastic hooks for hanging Christmas lights sounds like a no-brainer, but it is a best practice. These hooks provide the proper place to hang Christmas lights without damaging the structure of your roof. Plastics hooks can typically be installed on your gutters or roof edge and will limit the risk to the integrity of your roof. As a result, you keep your home dry and free of water problems.

Don’t Make Holes in your Roof

Again, this may sound like a no-brainer, but we say it anyway. Do not drill, nail, or staple Christmas lights to your roof, gutters, or siding. A properly installed roof is meant to move water away from your house. Creating holes in your roof will provide a way for water to enter your home. Therefore, it can create water problems down the road. All of these problems cannot be fixed with the loveliness of your Christmas lights. It would require the inspection and potential complete roof replacement to fix your water issues. It is best to avoid this mistake at all costs.

Final Thoughts from Right Rate Roofing

As a residential roofing contractor based in New London, MO, working with homeowners to install and replace roofs is what we do. It is our passion. Take care when hanging your Christmas lights by following our few steps above. If you have issues after hanging your Christmas lights this season, feel free to contact us at any time to receive a FREE estimate.