Decorating your home for the holidays can be a fun family event, but can quickly turn into a nightmare.

It is imperative to be cautious when installing Christmas lights on your roof so that you don’t void any roof warranties or cause any leaks. If you plan on having your roof replaced in November, December or January, make sure you don’t put up your lights before getting it replaced. There are a couple different ways to ensure your Christmas lights don’t cause any headaches this season.

Some options and tips for pitched roofs:

  1. Do NOT nail into shingles to hang the lights.
  2. You can purchase shingle clips to clip to the edge of the shingles and not damage them.
  3. You can also purchase clips to attach lights to your gutters.
  4. You can nail into the fascia if you wish. We never recommend using nails if there are other options available.
  5. Some people like to put reindeer or sled decor on the roof. Make sure you don’t nail them down or cause any intrusions into the roof.
  6. Tie off any decor placed on the roof instead of nailing it.

Some options and tips for flat roofs:

  1. Do NOT nail into parapets or on the edge of the roof.
  2. Some people like to put reindeer or sled decor on the roof. Make sure you don’t nail them down or cause any intrusions into the roof.
  3. Tie off any decor placed on the roof instead of nailing it.
  4. Use luminarias instead of lights.
  5. Glue light clips to parapet tops to hold lights or luminarias.
  6. Only decorate your yard and avoid lights on the roof.

If you do accidentally cause issues in your roof, then we can help! Give us a call to come out and inspect the damage. Happy decorating and happy holidays!

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