Seattle Roofing Decoration Tips for Christmas

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Christmas is just around the corner with the chilly nights delightfully reminding us that we have to start preparing for the coming Winter Holidays. A wonderfully-decorated home brings joy not only to its occupants but also to passersby and onlookers.

Several options are available towards making your home emit that Christmas spirit. We listed the practical and easy choices of decorating your Seattle roofing for the special occasion below:

Christmas Bulbs

A standard C7 or C9 Christmas bulb strands can do wonders to your roof. They are placed on the portion where your roof meets the gutter, called the fascia. Use gutter clips to install the lights on the fascia. The clips are waterproof and could therefore be left on the roof even when it rains or snows. A spacing from 1 to 2 feet between clips is ideal. A circular opening found on each clip is where the lights are placed.

Icicle Lights

To spice up your Christmas decoration on the roof, you can use icicle lights that come in different colors such as white, yellow, red, green and blue. Unlike the traditional light bulb strands, icicle lights incorporate a drop-down strand every few inches for that icicle effect. An encapsulated icicle-shaped strand of lights that hang down the gutter every few inches add wonder to your roof decoration.

Inflatable Christmas Decorations

Other than the traditional Christmas light strands, inflatable decorations are one the most popular outside decorations during the Holidays. With a wide variety of inflatables to choose from, you are sure to pick those that are perfect for your roof. When the inflatables do not come with ready-made accessories for roof decorations, you can always improvise that would enable you to fasten them on the roof without fuss.

  1. Sandbags. Depending on the type of your roof, sandbags may be used to anchor inflatables to your roof. Just strap them on sandbags weighing around 50 pounds and the inflatables will stay in place. To hide the sandbags, you can paint them to match the colors of the inflatables or your roof. You can also tie the inflatables to sandbags located on the ground. This method is recommended if your roof is pitched, and sandbags placed there could slide off the roof.
  2. Frames. For pitched roofs where sandbags have the tendency to slide to the ground because of the roof angle, try installing a frame on the roof to keep the inflatables in place. The frame acts as anchor for the inflatables, which will then stay up on the roof.