The Holidays are right around the corner and even if your décor style isn’t like the Griswold’s you still might want to do what you can to protect your home while decorating. The Alpha Omega team has gone through previous post-Holiday repair requests to provide you with a few tips in hopes to help you not repeat thesame mistakes.
‘Nailed It!’ …Maybe Not So Much
It might seem quick and easy to nail a decoration to your home but using nails, or even staple guns, can leave behind holes and penetrations to the exterior of your home. Our team has had many leak repair requests due to a small hole that might have seemed insignificant. What else can you use instead? Check out our next two tips!
Manufacturers Know Best
We encourage people to use the recommended clips that come with your lights and decorations. If you don’t have the manufacturer provided clips, extra clips that are specifically designed to attach decorations to either roof shingles or gutters can be purchased at your local hardware store.
Command strips are highly recommended to secure your favorite decorations to your home. They are a temporary solution to fit your need, are strong enough to complete the task, and leave little to no marks once they are removed.
Bullhorns are the New Holiday Need?
Another way to protect your roof and gutters while decorating is to make sure that you have a standoff ladder stabilizer, commonly known as a bullhorn. This feature on a ladder not only helps make sure that the ladder is secure for your personal safety but also so that the weight of the ladder is properly distributed and not placed on your gutters or shingle overhang.
The Lighter the Better
Lighter weighted decorations, such as blow-ups, are ideal to put on your roof. Heavy decorations can easily add up weight and put too much stress on your roof than it’s designed to withstand. When it comes to your roof, the lighter the better!
Hologram lights are easy to shine onto the exterior of home. Typically, there are just a few holes in your lawn, leaving no mess on your home!
Bonus: Frying that Turkey or Ham!
Apart from your favorite Holiday flare, there’s the feast! While preparing, be sure to remember not to place those deep fryers by the siding of your house or under your porch awning. We don’t want them to melt!In addition, make sure that the turkey is thawed before cooking it because water and hot oil don’t tend to mix very well. We mention it because, you guessed it… we’ve seen it!
We hope that these tips help you protect the exterior of your home so that you can focus on the many joys that the Holiday season brings. Should you have any repair needs, give us a call so that we can help your mind be at ease in no time at all by giving us a call at 844-704-ROOF!