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Tips to Keep You Safe While Hanging Decorations on Your Roof

Tips to Keep You Safe While Hanging Decorations on Your Roof

Tips to Keep You Safe While Hanging Decorations on Your Roof

It’s time to set up those fantastic light displays for christmas decorations! During all the festive fun, it’s easy to overlook the importance of taking safety precautions. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 14,800 people had to visit the ER due to holiday decorating-related injuries. 

In the spirit of the season, in this post, we share a few roof safety tips to help you avoid a holiday decorating ER visit.

Have a Plan & Prep Beforehand

Christmas decorations hanging from the roof are not a permanent home improvement but are still a big job! Like any other home improvement job, hanging Christmas lights takes some planning. Measuring can save you a lot of headaches and trips up and down the ladder. Take a look at your house, review your measurements and inventory your lights. Then decide what you need to buy, what you plan to use, and where you plan to use it. Measuring and planning are even more important in a new home!

Use the Right Ladder

The right size ladder is crucial when hanging rooftop Christmas decorations and lights. A ladder needs to be sturdy and the right height for your roof. Ladders that are too short or too tall can be unstable and result in injuries.

Secure the Christmas Decorations

All decorations must be tied down and secured to the roof. Wind can easily pick up decorations and carry them away, possibly causing damage to your roof or injuries to people or property on the ground. Zip ties, plastic clips, and other fasteners help secure Christmas decorations on the roof.

Don’t Work Alone

Roofing tips would not be complete without saying, “Don’t work alone!” It’s much safer to work with a helper. From holding ladders to handing things up once you are on the roof, a friend or family member can be very helpful and provide another level of safety.

Indoor/Outdoor Lights and Cords

It is critical to ensure all lights, decorations, and extension cords are for outdoor or indoor/outdoor use. Proper lighting and cords are a fire safety step and a way to maximize the longevity of your lights. Indoor lights won’t last long outside. Lights and cords that are indoor/outdoor are made to withstand harsh weather conditions.

Keep Your Roof in Shape

Before installing any roof decorations, it is a good idea to perform a self-inspection or schedule a professional roof inspection to check for damage and make necessary repairs. Keeping your roof in good condition helps extend the life of your roof and can help keep you warm and dry all winter.

Roof Evolution

Happy holidays from the Roof Evolution team!

If you need a roof inspection or repairs as you prepare for the holidays, contact our residential roofing experts today. We are a residential roofing company with 25 years of experience, capable of working with any roofing. Our team is ready to serve you!

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Winter Roofing

Roof Installation: Can You Do Roof Replacement in The Winter

Roof Installation: Can You Do Roof Replacement in The Winter

Roof Installation Can You Do Roof Replacement in The Winter

Winter brings snowfall, high winds, ice, and thawing, in addition to extreme temperatures that can cause excessive strain on your roof. At times, winter weather conditions cause damage – leading to the need for replacing a roof. Many homeowners have questions when facing sudden damages to their roof in winter: Can I replace my roof in winter?

Roofing companies work year-round. A new roof installation in winter is possible despite less-than-desirable weather conditions.

There are some things to consider when planning winter roof replacement.

Weather Conditions & Concerns

Cold temperatures, ice, and high winds are concerns for winter roof work on your home. A roof replacement must be carefully timed for optimal conditions. Roofing professionals can work in the snow when temperatures are ideal for the roofing materials and tools to work correctly. Planning a roof replacement in winter may require patience regarding timing due to weather conditions and safety concerns.

Tools and Crew Considerations

During a winter roof replacement, roofing crews must take extra safety precautions. Roofing in the winter may require the use guardrails or other safety equipment to prevent crews from slipping and falling. Cold weather also affects roofing equipment and supplies. Nail guns and shingles work best at temperatures of 40 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

Winter Roof Replacement Pros and Cons


  • Roofing companies are not as busy during winter, which means faster service for you!
  • Less risk of damage to lawns and gardens.
  • The warmth from your heating system can promote the adhesion of roofing materials.
  • Replacing a roof in winter prevents further damage to your roof and home.


  • Working with roofing materials is more difficult.
  • Safety concerns for the roofing contractor and crew.
  • Delays due to severe weather.

Roof Evolution

Although getting a new roof in winter presents several challenges for roofing contractors, a professional Colorado roofing company like Roof Evolution is prepared to tackle harsh winter conditions. Roof Evolution is here to help you all year long, including through Denver’s snowy winter months.

We have over 25 years of experience serving customers in the Denver area. As a Denver, Colorado, commercial and residential roofing company, we are very familiar with Colorado winters.

We’re ready to help you answer all your questions about residential or commercial roofing needs. If you need an inspection, repairs, a roof replacement, or more information about roofing services from a local roofing company, please contact us today!

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