Your roof is one of the most vulnerable parts of your home. It takes the brunt of the weather and whatever the environment can throw at it throughout the year. When the holiday season arrives, the odds are especially high that your roof will suffer damage. What are some common causes of roof damage during this time of year? What do you need to be aware of moving forward?
Hanging Lights Improperly
Many people have a casual approach to hanging lights on the roof. They assume any method works fine as long as they get an attractive end result. However, when you hang Christmas lights from your shingles, you need to take precautions. It’s never a good idea to hang lights from your shingles using staples. Tape or glue is also a bad idea. Purchase a package of all-purpose clips from your local hardware store instead. All-purpose clips are cheap, so you don’t have to worry about busting through your household budget.
Removing Decorations Too Hastily
Some people feel exhausted by the end of the holiday season. They want to get decorations off their home as quickly and painlessly as possible so they can move on to the next thing. As a result of their impatience, they may pull their Christmas lights off by the cord. While this method does work, it has consequences. Such an approach may damage the shingles on the edge of your roof. The best way to remove Christmas lights involves removing each clip one by one.
You need your roof to be in the best shape possible. Don’t fall victim to the bad habits listed above – take your time and be careful. It’s worth the wait.
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