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Holiday lighting options

by: Kirsten Land on November 3rd, 2015 about General

Holiday lighting on a houseHappy Holidays! That’s right, the holidays are fast approaching. Before you know it, you will start to see decorations everywhere! Wreaths, light up reindeers, blow up Santas and more. While it is very popular to decorate the outside of your house for the holidays, is the roof really a good option?

Maybe not. You could be damaging your roof and not even know it!

When homeowners are decorating their houses for the holidays, many use a staple gun to secure the lights on the roof. Unfortunately, that’s not a great idea.

Whenever you put that staple in your shingle, you’re puncturing the shingle and creating the opportunity for leaks in your roof. It is best to avoid putting lights directly on your roof because of the damage that would arise over time.

No need to fear, there are other options to suit your decorating needs!

One great option for lighting is to use clips that attach to your gutters. This still allows the lights to be displayed from the top of the home with no damage to the roof. If you decide to use gutter clips, be sure to use proper equipment to ensure your safety. Always remember, safety first.

Another great option for holiday lighting is the Star Shower light. This product has laser technology to project colored lighting on the entire home. This product is a great alternative to using lights on the roof or gutters. Plus, you can use this lighting for other holidays as well.

If you don’t want to opt for the Star Shower light, there are always yard decorations that light up as well such as reindeers, snowmen, and other various decorations.

As always, if you happen to notice anything odd about your roof, please do not hesitate to give us at Land Roofing a call. If you need a new roof soon, remember to keep the lights off of the roof and gutters. Keep this in mind especially if you pay a service for holiday lighting. You wouldn’t want to pay someone to put them up, just to take them back down again.

Great advice! Thanks.

- Zac Coldiron, November 17, 2015 @ 9:57 pm

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