Avoiding Dangerous Pitfalls when Installing Roof Top Holliday Decorations Explained
This season, we at C&C Site Development what you and your families and employees to be safe and sound with your Roof Top Holliday Decorations put up in a way that does not damage roofs. Roof top holiday decorations can add a special touch to your home or outside decor. However, installing these decorations, especially electric lights and moving apparatus can be dangerous. Here are C&C Site Restorations top ten safety tips for rooftop Christmas decorations.
In order to safely install rooftop Christmas decorations your roof should be dry and free of ice and debris. Prior to installing holiday roof decorations; lights and decorations on your rooftop, clean off the roof with a broom.
Make sure that you have a sturdy ladder and that there is someone else present with you installing holiday decorations in case of an accident. If you are installing lights or other electrical holiday roof decorations, use a fiberglass ladder instead of an aluminum one for safety reasons. Place the ladder on level ground and have another person hold it for extra security.
Wear proper footwear. The ideal footwear is a shoe or boot with non-skid soles. A good work boot is preferable. However, any non-slip footwear is acceptable. Do not go barefoot and avoid wearing sandals, dress shoes or flip-flops.
Check all holiday roof decorations lights for broken or missing bulbs, frayed cords, and damaged plugs. Plug them in and test them prior to installing on the rooftop. Replace or repair all lights prior to installing them.
Use proper extension cords. Only use extension cords that are rated for outdoor use. When installing extension cords for holiday roof decorations, keep them away from sharp edges such as loose flashing or gutters, as these can cause damage to the cords.
Only use GFI rated outlets for any outdoor electrical connections. All of your outdoor outlets should be GFI outlets. If you are not sure, have an electrician tell you. Never run the electrical cords into an indoor outlet that is not GFI rated.
Install all holiday roof decorations in good weather. Avoid windy days. Try to install during the late morning and early afternoon when the daylight is best and your visibility will be better. Avoid installing in the dark.
Wear proper clothing for the weather. In Florida and Texas dress in safe tucked in cloths that will not catch on nails or other outcroppings that may cause you to lose balance and fall. Although it can get warm up on a roof on a sunny day, you can still get too cold. In the northern states, be sure to dress in layers, if you get warm, you can take off a layer. If you get too cold, add a sweater or jacket.
Wear gloves. Work gloves are a good idea. A good pair of work gloves will keep your hands warm and offer protection from electrical exposure and any sharp edges.
When installing holiday roof decoration lights and electrical decorations, be sure that all tools you use are rated for electrical work. Use hammers with fiberglass handles and all other tools should have rubberized handles.
This final safety tip for holiday roof decorations and Christmas decorations is to use common sense. Every year many injuries occur that could be avoided. Only use UL tagged electronics, this will ensure that they are safe.
Do not overload circuits, using plug splitters are ok if outside rated, but overloading plug junctions when out of site on a roof is not a good idea.
These safety tips for rooftop Christmas and holiday roof decorations should help you stay safe while making your home or office look beautiful this year.
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