Safe Holiday Decorating Tips

Are you getting a late start to your holiday decorating? Want to make sure you decorate your home as safely as possible? Today, Timberman Roofing is discussing safe holiday decorating tips. Have additional questions? Think you may need roofing services in Valparaiso? We would be happy to assist with any of your needs, simply reach out today.

Make Sure Lights Work

Want to save yourself time and headache? We highly recommend testing all of the decoration lights you’ll be using before you climb up on a ladder to install them. There is nothing worse than hanging all of your lights just to find out they don’t even work properly.

Be Safe

Prior to climbing up to your roof, we highly recommend testing the stability of your ladder along with making sure it is the proper height. Also check to make sure your roof is safe and not wet/slick, this can result in injuries.

Use Hooks

Want to avoid damaging your roof while decorating? You should always avoid using nails, screws, staples or even tacks, these can cause damage to the roof, siding and even gutters of your home. We recommend using insulated hooks which can reduce the risk of fires.

Avoid Overheating

Did you know that larger higher voltage bulbs can easily overheat and result in home fires? We recommend using smaller, lower voltage bulbs whenever possible.

Use Exterior Lighting

Certain lights are designed only to be used inside the home, make sure when purchasing your outdoor decorations that they are actually intended to be used for outside use.

Use Timers

Anytime you aren’t home or are sleeping, your holiday decorations should be turned off, this can reduce your risk of fire. We recommend using timers to achieve this, that way if you forget, your home is still safe.

Contact Our Valparaiso Roofing Company Today

Noticed some wear-and-tear on your roof while you were decorating for the holiday season? Think you may need Valparaiso roofing services? We would be happy to help with any of your needs, just reach out today.

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