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Holiday Light Hanging Tips for Your Roof

Light Hanging Tips

Deck the halls with lights galore this holiday season by getting a head start display right on your roof. Holiday lights are not only vibrant and fun but make for a grand entrance including that of your neighborhood. As you make your merry way making your home festive for all to see, we invite you to read these holiday light hanging tips for your roof beforehand. 

Always measure first 

The excitement of hanging lights on the exterior of your home may inspire you to get the job done right away. But before everything gets into a tangled mess, you may want to consider measuring the length and sides of where you want the lights to go on the roof first. Do not forget to include any windows, railings or door frames. This will help determine exactly how many lights of string you will need plus will help save time in the long run. 

Use outdoor clips instead of nails 

To make life easier, be sure to use outdoor clips instead of nails to hang lights on your rooftop as the nail itself can be damaging and leave a permanent dent or cause a possible leak. Outdoor clips can be found in any hardware store and are easy and safe to use around any roof surface. Clips come in a variety of plastic materials, vary in thickness, plus are extremely durable and flexible to hang around gutters and shingles. 

Choose removable bulbs

Outdoor holiday lights are usually sold in sets or come with removable bulbs. Using these allow you to interchangeably make patterns as desired or easily change the bulb in case one goes out. It also helps make it easier as getting access to a roof takes more time than usual. To cut your time in half and make holiday lights more manageable, professional installation is available. 

Use safety precautions 

Hanging Christmas lights is easier said than done which is why using safety precautions is always highly recommended. This household task requires a ladder and sometimes a harness for high roofs and peaks. Be careful not to step over any shingles as they are more fragile. You may also want to look over the manufacturer pamphlet that comes with the outdoor lights to read over their safety precautions as well. Professional roofers can easily hang the lights for you especially if you have never done so before as they ensure they do not walk over the roof and instead work their way around it. 

Roofing contractors are fully equipped with making holiday light hanging a breeze as they have experience in dealing with all things roof. At Azalea City Roofing, we offer residential and commercial roofing services in the surrounding Mobile and Baldwin County. Contact us today for a free estimate by calling (251) 250-0212 or by visiting our website and filling the request form. We have financing options available!

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