With the holidays fast approaching, homeowners everywhere are scrambling to get their decorations up to make their home ready for the joyous occasion. Of course, preparing a home for the holidays is never complete without lights.
Unfortunately, some homeowners make the mistake of puncturing holes in the shingles to secure them to the roof. What some don’t realize is that there is a way to not damage the roof, and that’s through the use of hooks.
Clip the Lights to the Gutters
You can add some hooks to the edge of your gutters. Certain hooks can provide a tight hold and are often best for icicle or rope lights that have bulbs that you don’t need to orient.
Roof Peak Clips
If you have plans of hiring a professional holiday light installer, you can expect them to use roof peak clips to hang them. This is because getting close to your roof’s peak can be a challenge, and these clips can simply be perched on the peak by making them grip the edges of the highest shingles. This is one of the best methods of installing holiday lights on your roof without causing damage.
Clip to Bulb
On the other hand, if you want maximum precision, you can obtain hooks with clips that hold onto the bulb itself. These clips can also help you achieve a neater look as they force your bulbs to point the exact same way. Before you buy them, however, make sure to match the clip to your bulb size, and decide if you want the lights pointing up or down. Keep in mind that some of these clips don’t allow you to remove the light without unscrewing the bulb as well.
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