To properly put up Christmas lights, you need to attach them to something other than the shingles. Making even the tiniest holes in your shingles will let moisture in and can lead to leaks or roof rot.
2. Use Plastic Clips Rather Than Staples.
You don't ever want to put staples in your shingles or any other part of your roof. Instead, use plastic clips to attach lights to either your gutters or the eaves.
3. Be Careful Not to Put Too Much Weight on the Gutters.
While you can attach lights to the gutters, be sure not to put too much weight on them. Your gutters protect your roof during the winter months, and damaging them could lead to roofing problems.
Make sure to keep all exterior Christmas decorations away from power lines, and areas where the decorations could blow over into the power lines. In addition, make sure all your decorations are made for outdoor use and be sure not to overload a breaker.
5. Avoid Walking On the Roof.
To increase the life of your roof, you want to avoid walking on it. Instead of climbing on the roof, use a tall ladder to hang your Christmas decorations. It is also wise to work with a partner when using a ladder.
If your roof has already been damaged from Christmas decorations in the past, call Above & Beyond Roofing at 573-302-0354 for a free estimate on the repairs. We're here for all your Lake of the Ozarks roofing, gutter and siding needs. Happy Holidays from Above & Beyond Roofing!
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