How to Hang Holiday Lights on Your Roof Like a Pro


As the holiday season approaches, many homeowners become obsessed with finding the perfect way to light up their roof and display festive décor. If you’re looking to take your holiday lighting to the next level, here are some tips to hang holiday lights on your roof like a pro!

Buy the right tools


When installing new lights, consider using clips instead of nails or staples.

Nails or staples could cause structural damage or even injury.

When it comes to installing or removing holiday lights, plastic clips can save you time and frustration. Make sure your plastic clips are long enough for the intended use.


Use Plastic Clips instead of Staples


Nails and Staples risk tearing through shingles, causing leaks and damage. To help keep you and your home safer while decorating your home this season, try using clips instead of staples or nails. Clips have not been shown to harm shingles as they don't pierce them but rather clamp onto them. (Picture to left is example of one we found on amazon.) There are a variety of clips available in home improvement stores as well as online. You should be able to find one that fits your needs while still holding up well against weather conditions.

Please note that Staples will void your roofs warranty.


Beat the Weather

The rainy season is just around the corner. Before the rain comes and washes away your beautiful lights, take these few precautions. You can not only avoid pricey insurance claims but also have peace of mind knowing that you took all the right precautions.

Start by going through your lights before they're up- make sure any plugs are firmly in their sockets and that all the bulbs work. Secure them well with hooks or zip ties at the end of each run so they won't flap around during heavy wind gusts.

Stay Safe on your Roof

While installing holiday lights may seem like an easy process, there are some risks involved when hanging lights from your roof. One of the biggest concerns is the risk of slipping and falling off the ladder when trying to maneuver around the gutters.

Photo by Dzenina Lukac

Don’t forget to put on some safety gear first.

A ladder, a harness, and some non-slip shoes are a must. You should also have someone else around to help you, just in case.

Now that you’re all decked out, it’s time to start hanging those lights. Start by attaching the lights to the gutters or eaves. If you’re using a ladder, be sure to use caution and have someone hold it steady. You'll also need to be careful not to overload your electrical system - if you're not sure how many lights you can safely connect, consult an electrician. Once the lights are up, plug them in and enjoy your handiwork!


Happy Holidays!

Photo by Spencer Gurley Films

Hanging holiday lights on your roof can be a daunting task, but with a little preparation and the right tools, it can be a fun and rewarding experience.

Be sure to follow all safety instructions to avoid accidents.

And if you do have an accident, Advanced Tech Roofing is here to help you with your roof.




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We hope this post helped you in some way. Or at least was an interesting read. Have a great day!

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