The year of 2022 has gone incredibly fast! In just a couple of weeks, many of us will start decorating for the holiday season. For some, a string of lights across the front porch is a job well done, but there are others that absolutely love going all out with holiday decorations. Here at Bullard Roofing, we are all about letting your holiday spirit shine bright. That is why we are dedicating today’s blog to safety tips that can ensure you’re safe while putting any decorations on your roof. Let’s get started.
USE THE RIGHT LADDER
For starters, you’re going to want to make sure that you have the right size ladder to get onto your roof. A ladder that is too short, even by a few inches, may seem like it will work for the task, but the dangers of doing so are pretty high. Whether you have to ask your less-enthused neighbor to borrow their ladder that is a bit taller or you have to go out and buy a new one, a ladder that’s tall enough is an absolute must.
HAVE YOUR ROOF INSPECTED
All of the safety tips above are completely useless if your roof hasn’t been inspected. There are countless reasons that your roof could be dangerous to put decorations on. From rotted wood to weak beams, your roof could cave in at any given minute for a handful of reasons, which is exactly why you want to make sure that you have your roof inspected and maintained annually. By having a professional come out and look at your roof, you can feel confident that you are safe to be up there and put your decorations up.
PURCHASE ROOF-APPROVED DECORATIONS
Regardless of how creative you may be, one thing’s for sure: you need to be using roof-approved decorations. There are so many factors that could be extremely dangerous in putting items on your roof, so you want to ensure you’re using items that are going to be safe. You don’t want anything that could potentially damage your roof. Whether that’s in the form of broken shingles or weight limits, decorations that are roof-approved won’t leave your roof any worse off than when you started decorating.
AVOID POWER LINES
The last tip that we’re going to cover is one that you absolutely need to abide by: avoid power lines while putting up your holiday decorations. Power lines are carrying live energy and if you, or your decorations, touch the power lines, that energy will transfer. The common term for this is electrocution, so you understand just how dangerous this is. Even in the instances where power lines are in the way or are making it difficult for you to complete your ideal look, stay away from them, regroup, and find a better way to lay out your holiday decorations.
SCHEDULE YOUR ROOF INSPECTION
The holiday season is coming up quick. If you haven’t already had your roof inspected this year, it’s time to get it scheduled. Bullard Roofing, the Top Rated Local® Roofer in North Alabama, would love to be the roofing company that helps you. Contact us today with any questions you may have or to get your roof inspection scheduled.