Holiday Decorating Do’s & Don’ts

As the holiday season approaches, we want to help you ensure your home looks its best and stays cozy during this festive time. Whether you’re planning to use lights, wreaths, or elaborate displays, we have some valuable holiday decorating do’s and don’ts to keep your decorations looking fantastic and your roof, windows, and siding ready for harsher winter weather.

Decor Do’s

Inspect While You Decorate

Take advantage of the time spent decorating to inspect your roof, windows, and siding. Look for signs of wear and tear, such as cracked shingles, loose siding, or foggy windows. Identifying issues early can prevent further damage, ensuring your home remains warm and secure throughout the winter months.

Make Safety a Priority

When hanging decorations on your roof or windows, prioritize safety. Use sturdy ladders, secure your footing, and avoid overreaching.

Choose Roof-Friendly Decor

Opt for lightweight, non-abrasive decorations that won’t damage your roof or siding. Avoid attaching decorations directly to shingles, as this could lead to leaks or shingle damage. Instead, use clips or hooks designed for holiday decorating.

Decor Don’ts

Overload Electrical Outlets

Avoid overloading electrical outlets with holiday lights and decorations. Overloading can pose a fire hazard and put a strain on your home’s electrical system. Use extension cords and outlets safely, and consider using LED lights, which are energy-efficient and generate less heat.

Delay Necessary Replacements

If your inspection reveals the need for roof, window, or siding replacements, don’t delay the process. Postponing essential repairs can lead to more significant issues down the line, especially during harsh weather conditions.

Contact Seashore Construction promptly to schedule a consultation and ensure your home is ready for the season.