Some homeowners really want to outdo their neighbors and make their home the star attraction during the holidays. Every year we see homes decked out in ways we hadn’t thought possible. However, some Christmas decorations damage roofs. We’ll identify these decorations, so you know what to steer clear of in Bellevue.
Christmas Decorations That Damage Roofs
One popular decoration is a pair of Santa legs sticking out of the chimney. Sure, this is a cute look, but it’s a safety hazard. Anything directly above the chimney can catch fire if it makes contact with a stray ember.
Homeowners like inflatable decorations because they’re an instant attention-grabber, even from a distance. Just don’t staple them to the roof. High winds can blow the inflatables away, tearing away the shingles in the process.
We just mentioned staples. Do NOT staple anything to the roof. Staples puncture the shingles, allowing moisture to seep in. This eventually leads to mold growth and decreased insulation. Instead, use plastic clips or bungee cords.
Use Your Lawn Instead
Those giant inflatables look just as good on the lawn. Also consider areas like your fence or deck, which provide plenty of space for creative décor. The deck is actually a nice spot for a Christmas tree. Who says the Christmas tree has to be indoors? The fence is an ideal spot for décor items like wreaths, ribbons, and gold jingle bells.
Protect Your Bellevue area Roof This Holiday
The Bellevue area is known for high winds in late fall and early winter. Contact us at Allied Construction to ensure the roof is sturdy enough to withstand rough weather. Regardless of the conditions, avoid Christmas decorations that can damage the roof.
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