It’s that time of year again. Carolling, baking, presents…and most importantly, the magnificent Christmas lights displays. There is no greater way to make your house stand out this Christmas season than with a spectacularly lit roof line. Here are some tips on how to hang Christmas lights on rooflines.
What are the Best Lights to Hang on Roofline
White or colored C9 bulbs
Animated lights that twinkle or change color
Best Time to Hang Christmas Light on Roofline
The best time to hang Christmas lights is before your weather turns wet and cold. Not only is it easier and more comfortable to work outdoors in mild weather, but it is also safer. Climbing ladders and working along the eaves of a roof can be a dangerous challenge in bad weather.
How to Hang Christmas Light on Roofline
Check Christmas lights before hanging them. Pull them out of storage and check them to make sure they’re functional. If you discover faulty wires, replace the string entirely as this could present a fire hazard. If bulbs are broken or missing, replace them.
Map out where your lights will go and make sure you have enough working lights for that area. Use a long tape measure to figure the number of strands you will need.
Locate an electrical receptacle. Plan to run heavy-duty extension cords from a working 120-volt electrical outlet protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). Ideally, use a switch-controlled outlet, or plug the lights into an automatic timer.
Hanging this type of light is easy to do when you use accessories made specifically for such purposes, such as the All in One Plus Clip. Start by placing a clip vertically around third or four light that hangs down from each strand. This helps to lengthen and straighten out the lights for a more uniform appearance. You also want to keep the main horizontal light strand wire straight and tight, so be sure to add a clip above each vertical icicle drop along the light strand.
Mini String Christmas Lights
Mini string Christmas lights make attractive decorations for roof lighting. One problem that many people encounter when hanging this style of light on gutters is that the bulbs have a tendency to twist away from view. Since many light clips come with multiple loops, try using a small lower loop of the clip hanger in order to solve this problem.
Installing Christmas Lights on Shingles
To install Christmas lights onto wooden shingles is also possible to do with clips. When buying clips for this purpose, look for ones clips that have shingle tabs. If the rooftop you are decorating has a steep slope, you are able to attach the lights with a staple gunin order to help maintain your balance. It is also a good idea to use a larger staple gun in this instance as the large staples are thicker and able to penetrate the wood more easily.
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