This time of the year is magical for so many reasons. The weather gets cooler, the rain and snow set the tone for hot drinks and cozy fire-lit settings and best yet, houses twinkle with colorful lights and decorations that dazzle as you pass them!
Before you go lighting a landing strip for Santa, it’s best to make sure you’ve got all your decorating ducks in a row, because you can’t just go nailing and stapling into the roof area all willy nilly! Even the smallest puncture can cause big problems when winter weather rears it’s ugly head. Below are a few tips to make your decorating safe and fun, without compromising your roofs integrity this holiday season.
Prepare for the task
Work with the Daylight
Avoid nailing / stapling
Always make sure to have a friend help
Being on a ladder is dangerous and one of the leading causes of accidents during the winter season. Make sure to wear rubber soled shoes to provide extra grip, make sure the feet of the ladder ezgif.com resize 86 3are firmly set on solid, level ground and that it is tall enough for the task at hand. NEVER stand on the top of the ladder and never get on one without a partner below to help stabilize it. Having a partner saves lives, don’t decorate alone.
Teamwork makes the dream work
Turn em’ off or grab a timer
Safely removing your decor
When removing your lights and decorations, be sure to remove them as carefully as you put them up. Don’t to pull, tug or yank them down, as this can cause damage to your gutters, eves and fascia boards. Just like with the roofing, even a small amount of damage can mean big problems and can even cause an aesthetically displeasing look to your home. Make sure to gently remove all the clips and hand the lights and decorations down to the buddy who helped you put them up!
If any damage should occur, be sure to call a reputable roofer, like C & J Roofing Company Inc. to come out and assess the damage and see that it is properly fixed by a professional to avoid further damages.
From all of us here at C & J Roofing Co., Inc. We wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season!