It’s that season again here in Knoxville, TN!
Holiday fun means caroling, shopping and spending time with friends—but these aren’t the only events that make up the season. When you’re decorating your home, consider roof décor that enhances the holiday aesthetic of your home – and is also safe for your roof.
Now is the perfect time to have a roofing contractor evaluate your roof for any potential roof repair or replacement needs. Better to find out before decorating than after a costly mishap.
Decorations like a blow-up Santa and his reindeer, evergreen trees and more can put a lot of weight on your roof. To avoid damaging your roof to the point of needing a roof repair or roof replacement while decorating for the holiday, heed these tips:
- Leave the shingles to their mingling. Your shingles are there to play one key role: to protect your roof. Don’t hang lights from them. Even tiny holes in shingles made to secure lights can let in moisture. This moisture will seep through your shingles. Eventually, that water will damage your roof. Take it from us – you will not be happy with your holiday décor if installing it has caused leaking/damaged shingles needing repair/potential need for a total roof replacement, right as a winter storms blows through.
- Go slow. When you’re putting up or taking down decorations, do it with care. One small mishap when tugging on decorations could mean damage to the gutters, shingles, overall roof integrity, etc.
- Watch for power lines. Don’t put decorations near or in the way of power lines. In addition, be wary of overloading power circuits and shorting out your home’s power supply. A small spark could cause major problems, up to and including damaging your roof and/or your neighbor’s.
- Use the pros. If you want to go all out this year, consider getting expert help. Have a roofing contractor evaluate the roof. They’ll assess how safe your roof is, assess any roof repairs needed, and how much weight it can realistically stand. Then, hire a holiday décor professional to go to town on the roof!
Get into the spirit of things this year when decorating—but do it safely. If you are looking for a roofing contractor in Knoxville, TN – contact Falcon Roofing today for help with all of your roofing needs.
Note: we don’t sell holiday roof décor!