With the Christmas season ending, you’ve probably seen many exciting light displays in your neighborhood. Every new homeowner feels a little shy and uncertain about roof Christmas lights. Do you wonder how to put Christmas lights on the roof of your home safely?
At District Roofing, we’re here to guide you step-by-step on how to put lights on the roof without damage or injury. We are professional roofers with tons of experience working on roofs so that we will share our tips with you.
Safety Tips — How to Put Christmas Lights on the Roof
When working on a roof, being aware of risks is essential. These could be either causing damage to your roof materials or falling; therefore, you want to get the basics right.
Firstly, you will need a sturdy ladder that is in good working condition. Ideally, it would help if you enrolled a friend or a relative to hold the ladder securely for you while you climb. Typically most homeowners prefer to hang lights on the gutters, the first row of shingles, or roof eaves. It would help if you didn’t have to walk on the roof.
If you attach your lights higher up on the roof, we recommend using a safety harness and installing roof brackets to prevent falls. Every professional roofer has had a close call on a roof once, and this safety kit has saved our lives. As a rule of thumb, you want to choose a clear day to install your roof lights: No harsh winds, rain, or snow.