Putting Christmas Lights on Your Roof

​​Because we know that a properly registered roof installation will last and save money, we work on roofs. We are concerned about homeowners who climb onto their roofs to put up Christmas lights.

Never go on a roof by yourself

We want to have fun and enjoy the holidays.

We find it nerve-wracking to watch a homeowner place their Christmas decorations on top of the roof and then on top of the ladder.

The pitch of this roof is 7/12. This makes it easy to slide off the roof if the homeowner doesn’t have enough “rooftime” or the shingles granules become worn.

To climb up to your roof to put up lights, you will need someone to hold the ladder. You can also use a pitch gauge to see if it is possible to walk on the roof if you have to. We believe that any homeowner who spends too much time on their roof is dangerous. However, any pitch greater than 3/12 is potentially hazardous.

For Christmas Ornaments or Lights, Drive Nails into Roof

Modern roofing technology has advanced greatly. The warranties for newer materials can last decades. Never hammer nails into roofing shingles when installing Christmas lights. This can cause a potential leaky roof or void the warranty on your roofing materials.

Get a free roof inspection

Get a roof inspection done immediately after a storm. Take photos of any damage. You don’t have to file a claim right away, but insurance does have one right over all: to verify the damage. If you don’t take photos of the damage, it may be difficult to prove the damage later. You don’t want to lose sight of the Christmas lights in this conversation. This can cause problems with your home insurance or roof warranty. Enjoy the Holiday Season with your family and friends!

This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing, one of the best roofing companies in St Petersburg FL. Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.

Luke Reed