Should You Hang Christmas Lights on a Brand New Roof?

Because we’ve been installing Christmas lights on Houston-area homes for a long time, we’ve gotten to know a lot about roofs. So all of us at No Fuss Lights can appreciate the look (and feel!) of a newly-shingled roof – and we also understand why some homeowners might be nervous about putting Christmas lights on it.

We’ve certainly heard a few horror stories about homeowners or amateur light-hangers who used staple guns, screws, or nails to attach Christmas lights to roof shingles. In fairness, these methods will probably keep your lights from falling off your house during the holiday season – but they’ll leave holes in your shingles through which rain can leak into your roof decking throughout the remainder of the year.

At No Fuss Lights, we only use commercial-grade shingle tabs and multi-clips to secure Christmas light strands to your roof. These products do not compromise the integrity of your shingles or roof in any way. Where appropriate, we also fasten the Christmas lights to your gutters or eaves and leave the shingles alone entirely. (We also discourage placing lights along upper roof ridge lines if shingle tabs are required.)

In short, No Fuss Lights has plenty of experience in hanging attractive, durable holiday lights on homes without damaging their roofs at all. But if you are still apprehensive, don’t worry – we can still decorate your home beautifully without putting Christmas lights on your roof. Our expert designers can work with you to create a dazzling and festive display for your home and property.

Give No Fuss Lights a call today at 281-809-7021 or fill out this form for a free estimate. We look forward to meeting you – and seeing your roof!