Last month, Divine Roofing, Inc. gave you holiday safety tips for hanging lights on your roof. This month, we are giving you even more safety tips—specifically, tips for how to keep your roof safe. Keep reading to learn what to do when your holiday light display damages your roof from our experts at Divine Roofing, Inc.
Tips for Accidental Roof Damage While Hanging Christmas Lights
- If You Damage Your Shingles: It is not uncommon for non-professionals to cause damage to their shingles when doing work on their roof. Of course, no one wants to damage their shingles or any other materials while putting up Christmas lights, but unfortunately, that doesn’t mean mistakes don’t happen. The good news is that if you have only caused one or two shingles to fall off, you may be able to reattach them yourself. But do not try to put any lights on this part of your roof until the shingles have been replaced. On the other hand, if you accidentally end up causing damage to a large chunk of shingles while putting up your lights, it is best to call a professional, like Divine Roofing, Inc., who can offer you a number of fast and affordable options for replacements.
- If You Cause a Hole or Leak: In the past, people often used a hammer and nail to attach Christmas lights to their roof. Today, this is widely known to be an EXTREMELY BAD IDEA for multiple reasons. For one thing, it is unsafe for the person who is putting up the lights. For another, nailing lights into your roof is a great way to cause a hole or a roof leak (or even to shock yourself, if your lights are old and not in good condition.) Fortunately, with clip-on lights, it is now much harder to create a hole in your roof while putting up decorations. However, if you do press too hard on a specific area of your roof, causing a piece to cave in or an opening to form, call our experts at Divine Roofing, Inc. for an emergency repair ASAP. The last thing you want is for snow to start falling through your roof during Christmastime, so do not hesitate to hire our team if you have caused this kind of damage while putting up lights.
- If You Find Existing Damage: Occasionally, you may be putting up Christmas lights and start to notice that your shingles are worn down, or that your gutters are clogged, or that your flashing/siding has suffered storm/hail damage. While you may be able to continue putting up lights depending on the extent of the damage, if you do find potential issues while decorating, it is best to call Divine Roofing, Inc. for a roof inspection, just to be safe. You could be looking at a major problem that requires immediate attention, or a potential issue for the future. Regardless, you’ll feel better this holiday season knowing that a professional has taken a look at your roof and helped you protect the comfort and security of your home.
To schedule your next roofing inspection, call Divine Roofing, Inc. today at (719) 497-1005, or send us a message online.