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If your roof is in need of urgent repair, you have come to the right place. I am not a roofing contractor, but I have just finished replacing the roof on my home when the old one failed. The contractor I called in helped me to assess the condition of my old roof and to choose the right type of material to replace it with. He carried out the work quickly and kept me informed about what he was doing. I have learnt so much from the experience that I wanted to share my new found knowledge with the rest of the world.

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Handy Reminders to Avoid Roof Damage When Decorating For the Holidays

by Krin Rodriguez

If you are one of those Aussies that is meticulous about spreading the Christmas spirit to every corner of your home, chances are you are geared up to install roof decorations too! And although these decorations do add a sense of holiday mood to your home, you should bear in mind that improper installation and lack of care during the process could lead to unnecessary repairs that you would have to contend with once the holiday season is over. Thus, it is advisable to hire a roofing contractor to take up the responsibility of this task. Whether you plan to string up some simple lights or want to go all out with figurines on your roofing, you should read the following reminders to make sure you avoid roof damage when DIY decorating for the holidays.

Tip 1: Be wary of power lines

No matter what type of decorations you plan to install on your roofing, you should first scope the area for potential power cables that you could come into contact with. Some people assume that as long as their decorations are short, then they will be safe. However, they are not considering that when they are upright on the roof, they could be risking their own life if they are close to the power lines. Secondly, you should also take note of the types of decorations that you are putting up. Inflatable ornaments may look great on the roof, but if a gust of wind blows them onto the power cables, they will be a fire hazard waiting to happen.

Tip 2: Test all electrical ornaments before mounting them

Another easy step to forget when putting up Christmas decorations is checking whether the electrical items are still functional. This step is especially critical if you have taken the ornaments out of storage, as they may have acquired damage while they were away for the rest of the year. If you do not check whether your fairy lights or your elaborate Christmas motifs are working, you sand the chance of having to get back on the roof to remove them. Moreover, if any of the Christmas decorations show signs of impending electrical failure, they also could be a fire hazard. Therefore, make sure you also inspect for frayed or naked wires.

Tip 3: Do not staple the decorations

Undoubtedly, when installing roof decorations, you would have to make sure they are secured in place. Nonetheless, this does not mean using any means to accomplish this, Staples may seem innocuous on the offset, but they can wreak significant harm to your roofing sheets and gutters. Even the smallest holes in your roofing supplies have the potential of causing considerable leaks in your home.

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