December first is here, and many homeowners are excited to begin preparing and decorating their homes for the holidays. Whether you are among the homeowners who want to hang sparkling lights from every available surface, or simply a modest string across the eaves of your roof, there are a few safety tips to keep in mind. Today we will share with you a few ways to protect yourself and your roofing from any light hanging mishaps!
Your safety should be your primary concern when hanging lights on and around our home. Make sure that the ladder you have is long enough to pass the eaves of your roof by a couple of feet. If your ladder only barely makes it to your eaves, it is too short, and can lead to a nasty fall. Additionally, if the weather is slick or wet, it is probably wise to wait for better weather before trying to install your lights.
Next, make sure that you hang the lights in a way that won’t damage your roof! Damages to your eaves and fascia from improper light-hanging methods can affect your roof negatively in a significant way. Use specifically designed clips that won’t cause damage to your roofing! You can find these at your local hardware store.
Cost Saving Measures
Another thing to consider is the added strain on your electricity bill. Using energy efficient decorative lights can save you a good sum of money. Be sure to look out for mini LED lights, which run at lower temperatures, and higher rates of energy efficiency.