Sheboygan County Roofing Contractor; Holiday Lighting Tips

Our objective at Gellings Roofing is to guarantee that your roof is adequately protecting your property and extending its life. That is why we urge that every homeowner obtain an honest and accurate roof evaluation at least once a year from a Sheboygan County roofing contractor.

With the holidays approaching, many of us may hang lights or decorate our roofs. Regrettably, this is also the time of year when a large number of individuals do damage to their roofs by carelessly putting outdoor Christmas decor.

Illuminate it

  • Here are a few to consider while decorating your roof for the holidays:
  • Avoid stepping on the roof: If you intend to hang lights from the exterior of your home, take care not to step on the shingles.
  • The granules on asphalt shingles act as a protective coating. Walking on the roof can loosen and even dislodge the granules of the shingles.
  • If you remove too many granules, you risk having a leak and early roof replacement.
  • Avoid the use of nails or screws! While a few of them in your roof may appear inconsequential, they can do substantial damage to the structure. Nails cause holes that moisture ultimately penetrates. Rather than fixing your roof, invest in plastic hooks or clamps with sticky on the back.
  • It’s a good idea to clear your gutters, downspouts, and roof of any dirt, leaves, or branches before to putting decorations. Additionally, examine any lights or powered decorations prior to usage to guarantee their safety.
  • Never remove or move the shingles while placing decorations or lighting on your roof; the seal can easily be broken. When it rains again, you will immediately realize how vital that seal was because you may be in need of emergency roof repairs.
  • When the holiday season is over and it’s time to take down the decorations, it might be quite tempting to simply tug them down. Given the potential for damage to the roof, it is well worth the bother to do it correctly.

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The Gellings Roofing family wishes you a safe and joyful Holiday Season with your family. Throughout the year, contact us for all of your roofing and siding needs.