Dr Phillips/Windermere Roofer, Shingle Damage & Holiday Decorations
At Schick Roofing, our goal is to ensure your roof is properly protecting your home or business, extending the life of your roof, and provide our customers an honest and accurate assessment of their roof.
The holidays are here, many of us will be hanging lights or putting decorations on our roof. Unfortunately, it’s also the time of the year when many people damage their roofs by improperly installing outside holiday decor
Here are a few tips to protect your roof while decorating for the holidays
Avoid walking on the roof: If you plan on hanging lights from the outside of your home avoid walking on shingles.
The granules on the asphalt shingles are a layer of protection. Walking on the shingles can loosen the granules and even make them fall off.
If you lose too many you can have a leak on your hands.
Avoid using nails! Though a few nails in your roof may seem harmless, it can cause significant damage to your roof. Nails leave behind holes that rain water will eventually find. Instead, invest in plastic hooks or clips with adhesive on the back, it will be a lot less expensive than repairing your roof.
Before installing decorations, it is a good time to clean your gutters and roof of any debris, leaves or branches. Also, test any lights or electrical decorations first to ensure they are safe to use.
When installing decorations or lights on your roof, never lift or move the shingles, the seal can easily be broken. You will quickly realize how important that seal was when the next time it rains.
When the holidays are over and it’s time to take the decorations down, it can be very tempting to just pull it down with a few tugs. Since that can damage the roof, it is worth the time and effort to do it right.
The Schick Roofing family wishes you and your family a safe and happy holidays. Contact us for all your roofing needs throughout the year.