How to Safely Decorate for Christmas

Monday, November 26th, 2018 by Lindsey Pierce

One of the best parts of the Holiday season is driving around looking at all the Christmas decorations people put up on their house. From hanging lights to inflatable Santa's, the possibilities of Christmas decorations are endless. While it can be fun to go all out this Holiday season, it is important to follow some safety precautions. 

How to safely decorate your home for Christmas: 

Drive down your street at night and I'm sure you'll find almost every house to have some sort of Christmas light display on their home! Christmas lights are the most common types of Christmas decorations so it is important to be able to hang them correctly.

  • Use plastic clips. Plastic clips are the safest way to hang Christmas lights and any other decorations on the home. Plastic clips do not damage your roof the way staples might. And when the season is over and it's time to remove the lights, make sure not to pull on them. Work carefully to avoid damage to the roof. 
  • Don't put too much on the roof. When deciding what decorations you would like, it is important to look at the weight of all of them and make sure your roof can withstand all the decorations. Look into using plastic decor as it is much lighter for the roof. Many places these days sells high-quality plastic Christmas decor for roofs. 
  • Be careful when climbing a ladder. Make sure you have a steady ladder and a friend to spot you. 
  • Opt for using your lawn. Instead of putting all the decorations on the roof, why not put it on the lawn? You can create the same effect on your lawn without putting your roof at risk for damage! 

Christmas is the season of fun and celebration, but it's important to make sure all the fun does not ruin your roof. Happy decorating!  

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