Now that Thanksgiving is almost here, many homeowners are looking towards the winter and creating their own Griswold-esque lightshow extravaganza! While we can appreciate beautifully and safely lit home for the holidays, not all decorations are meant to reside on your roof.
Improper decoration use and placement can lead to roof damage, torn shingles, or worse. The roofing experts of Concord Roofing & Construction want to see homes across the areas we serve stay safe during the winter months. Here’s a look at some of the top rooftop decorations to avoid placing on your roof as holiday cheer.
Overloading your roof with large gaudy decorations may be a visually appealing idea, but it isn’t one that’s safe for your rooftop. If you have an oversized Santa’s sleigh or lifelike reindeer, make sure to leave them on the lawn this season.
Heavy decorations can damage the integrity of your roof and lead to premature roof replacements. If you insist on having a decoration on top of your roof, we suggest looking into plastic, lightweight options that can still present your neighbors with the magic of the holidays.
We know, this sounds like we’re telling you to forgo any lights on your roof, we are really just telling you to avoid hanging them off of your shingles. Not only do they present the risk of lifting your shingles, but they also reel in moisture that can make its way into your roof if you’ve stapled or nailed them down.
Instead of staples for light installation, use plastic clips that can attach to your gutters. This allows you to keep your home well-lit without leading to unwanted roof repairs.
Any Decorations In Or Around the Chimney
You should never attempt to put any decorations directly into or close to your chimney. Even if you think that the small fire you set in the fireplace won’t impact your decoration, it definitely can.
The smallest ember could burst from your fireplace and ignite your decorations. This could result in a disastrous fire that puts your entire family at risk. While we typically take calls for emergency roof repairs, we’d hate to see a member of our community schedule a roof replacement due to an avoidable fire.
Inflatable decorations guarantee a visual pop for the home that uses them. However, the strong winds we face in Texas can easily lead to damage on your roof. An improperly installed inflatable can get blown away in the wind, and take some of your shingles and rooftop with it.
Concord Roofing & Construction Gets Your Roof Winter-Ready
Although we aren’t in the business of decorating homes properly, we can definitely help you resolve any roofing concerns you may have about your roof going into the winter. If you know it’s time for a roof replacement or need extensive repairs, Concord Roofing & Construction is here to help! Contact us today to learn more about our services and to schedule an inspection!