Stay safe when decorating your roof this Christmas
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Last Edited: 12/Dec/2016

Are you planning on adding Christmas decorations to your roof this year? During the festive season, many people enjoy decking their homes’ exteriors with Christmas lights and other decorations. If you want to participate in this jolly, seasonal tradition, it’s important to make sure you do so in a way that’s safe and risk-free. As roofing contractors, we understand that decorating your roof can be a surprisingly risky business. That’s why here at Woodstock Roofing, we’ve come up with some easy-to-follow yuletide tips for ensuring that you don’t harm yourself or damage your roof as a result of trying to decorate it.

1. Have your roof repaired by experts

If your roof is damaged, sagging or structurally compromised, it may not be able to hold your weight or cope with Christmas decorations. Trying to decorate a roof that’s in poor condition can obviously be very dangerous. Luckily, we can help. We can carry out roof repairs that will ensure your roof is strong enough to be decorated. If you suspect that your roof may be compromised, give us a call and we’ll mend it before you put up your decorations.

2. Don’t overburden your roof

Overloading your roof with heavy decorations can cause serious long-term damage (including fracturing and sagging). If your roof is reasonably strong, you can simply limit the number and weight of the decorations you place on it in order to minimise risk. However, if you suspect that your roof is too weak to support any decorations, we can strengthen your roof quickly and effectively! Just remember that a damaged roof can fall in and may be dangerous, so don’t just put heavy decorations on a weak roof and hope for the best.

3. Always secure your decorations carefully

Large decorations can cause serious injuries or damage if they fall off your roof. Make sure that your Christmas decorations are well secured enough so that they remain in place even if they are subjected to strong winds or precipitation. If you’re not sure how to properly secure roof-mounted decorations, we can help.

In addition to the tips we’ve given you today, you should also take common-sense safety precautions, such as not decorating your roof alone and not trying to access your roof using an unsecured ladder. We are a roofing company in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire, so don’t hesitate to call us at Woodstock Roofing if you need any of our services or more information on how to keep safe when decorating your roof.