The US Consumer Product Safety Commission claims that over 15,000-holiday decoration/festival lighting-related injuries and mishaps occur each year in the last two months. The holiday season began in October with Halloween, and will soon be re-ignited with the Christmas holiday. You must be feeling high and eager to decorate your home, festoon it or add some sparkle. Roof with streaks of blinking LED lights. But don’t be so preoccupied with lighting up your home, including the bulbs. Roof Your safety may be compromised, and your housetop might suffer damage. These are some guidelines to help keep disasters and injuries at bay, as well as your sunroof in good condition.
Before You Get Started
These are the instructions to follow before you get started.
- You must separate the stalks and light strands that have been piled up for a while. You will spend less time and effort separating the strands while layering the same roof.
- You should thoroughly inspect all bulbs and lights. If any have gone out of service, you need to get rid of them.
- Extension cords that are approved for outdoor use should always be used.
- Use aluminum ladders that are strong and flexible with a flat base to ensure they can be firmly positioned on terra firma.
- Always ensure to suspend lights (when using the ladder) in a way that is within your reach.
What Not To Do Or Avoid?
Everyone looks forward to the holiday season full of joy. Be alert and cautious as you climb the ladder to hang the lights. Roof peak or eaves. You don’t want to cause unwelcome trouble or damage to the thatch.
- Let the shingles tinkle-Avoid suspending lights or decorations from roof shingles. If you feel that hanging lights up or down by boring into the roof shingles to attach clips or rivets might work, it is best to avoid this. Perforating holes create space for moisture or water to seep into the orifices.
- Place the lights near power lines to keep your decorative or festoon lamps away from any power outlets. Keep several extension cords on hand for use, as mentioned previously. Ensure that your circuit breaker is not overloaded. Otherwise, there’s always the chance of arson. Fire risks lurking in the corner.
- Do not assemble or disassemble decorations in a hurry or with reckless abandon it is possible that you don’t want to take down lights right after the holiday season has ended. You shouldn’t rush to take down the lights. You can cause irreversible damage to your hair by pulling or yanking the strands too quickly. Roof this was in addition to the destruction done to the decorations.
What Do You Do?
You can’t touch the shingles and eaves if you don’t want to. Use plastic clips to hang the lights. The structure of gravel won’t be affected by the use of plastic clips to attach the lights to the shingle pieces. Avoid climbing up onto the gravel and standing or walking over the housetop. It is safer to balance a ladder against the protective cover.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the best roofing company in Clearwater! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF, and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.