It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, almost. The holiday season is certainly here, and if you are a homeowner, your holiday celebrations cannot begin until you untangle the twinkle lights and climb your ladder. This year, be sure you are decorating for the season without causing any serious damage to your house’s exterior. Without proper supplies and planning, you can easily puncture gutters, soffit, and even siding. This damage can lead to unexpected replacement costs, increased energy bills, and even water damage from faulty gutters.
Here are a few ways to make sure your holiday decorations are spreading cheer without hurting your exterior.
Heavy Duty, Removeable Hooks
Ditch nails and keep your staple gun in the garage this year. Your holiday twinkle lights are lightweight and don’t need to be hammered into your siding to survive the next four weeks. Instead, consider heavy duty removable hooks that use adhesive to stick to your home’s exterior. These won’t cause any damage and while you will need to purchase new adhesive strips each year, the overall cost is still less than replacing your gutters.
Try Binder Clips
Who knew binder clips could be more than just an ordinary office organization tool? These clips work great for a variety of holiday outside decor. Use them to hang your lights, wreaths, or other decorations to hooks. Once it’s time to take down the lights, keep them clipped to the strands to use again next year.
Pull out the bag of zip ties tucked in the drawer of your workbench and use them for a variety of holiday decoration tasks. Hang garland, lights, or wreaths quickly with a simple pull and remove them after the first of the year with a quick cut from scissors.
Notice Damage Along the Way
You are likely never as up close and personal with your home’s siding, gutters, soffit, and fascia as you are during your holiday light decoration process. While you are on the ladder, look for signs of damage or potential problems. Are there holes in your gutter? Is your siding warped? Are your soffit and fascia damaged from the last summer storm?
If you notice damage, now is the time to correct it before the winter weather makes things worse. The team at Stanley Exteriors is ready to help you get your home’s exterior in tip-top shape before the holidays. Give us a call to schedule your in-home consultation today. We look forward to working with you!