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Decorating For The Holidays Without Damaging your Gutters

November 30th, 2015 | by Mark Tulloch | in Gutter Repair |    0   

Festive holiday lights add an amazing look to your home, but if you install them incorrectly it can be a costly mistake! It is important to decorate for the holidays without damaging your gutters, so that your pretty holiday lights do not turn your entire roof into a wreck following the festive season.


When installing lights, they should be attached to the gutter using gutter clips. Gutter clips can be found at most hardware stores. Be sure to follow the instructions for your specific gutter clips.

These days, some holiday lights are sold with clips pre-attached, which can save you time both in setting up your decorations, and in taking them down at the end of the season. Look for these lights where you normally buy holiday decorations.


Decorations are best installed with the help of a friend. This ensures you do not put yourself, or your roof, in danger because you cannot reach something or are dealing with an item that has not been completely secured. Always follow the buddy system, especially if you are up on a ladder.


When you are removing or moving decorations, do not pull the lights off of your gutter by tugging on the cord. This can seriously damage your gutter. It may be tempting to try to pull your lights off with one move, but it is much wiser to pull each clip off individually.


If all else fails, call in the professionals. Precision Gutters experts are the perfect people to install your holiday lights, if you need assistance, as they know exactly how to properly and safely deal with roofs. By getting assistance from the experts, you will be ensuring that your holiday decorations are carefully attached, will remain secure, and will not cause any damage to your roof or gutters.

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