Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights
Don't be Mr. Griswold. Keep yourself AND your home safe this holiday season.
So... it sounds obvious when you think about it, but...DON'T PUT HOLES IN YOUR ROOF. Seriously. Using nails, staples, screws, etc. to attach lights to your roof just creates an eventual hole, which leads to eventual water intrusion and rotting roof decking. This could cause a deficiency on a home inspection report.
Instead, use plastic clips. If you've never used plastic clips, check out videos like the Lowes Christmas light video we have attached below. They are very easy to use, and can clip lights to your gutters, shingles, or eaves. And best of all, they are damage free!
There are different types of clips for different types of roofs and lights. There are all-in one clips for shingles and gutters. There are eave clips, and clay tile roof clips, and clips for attaching lights to the peak of your roof. There are also Parrot Clips for stucco homes with tile roofs and no eaves.
Check out your local hardware/ home improvement store for more ideas. And remember to be gentle (and careful!) when walking on your roof. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Texas Premium Inspections!
Bonus: for holiday electrical safety tips, check out this from 1000bulbs.com:
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