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Can You Put Holiday Lights on Metal Roofs?

Can You Put Holiday Lights on Metal Roofs

You may already be familiar with the many benefits of a metal roof. Including ease of installation, long life span, savings on energy expenses, and undemanding maintenance. But we’ve got one more reason why metal roofs take the cake for best roofing material… Holiday lovers rejoice: metal panels and string lights go together like french fries and cheese curds.

How To Install Lights On Your Metal Roof

What makes metal panels and holiday lights so compatible? For starters, they are extremely easy to install. No nailing required! Simply string your lights through a C-9 Clip, and allow the power of atomic attraction to work it’s magic between your metal panels and the magnetic clip. C-9 clips are strong, inexpensive, and will have your home or business spreading the Holiday cheer in no time.

Holiday Lights Made Just For Metal Roofs

If you do not already own holiday lights, you may even consider purchasing some designed specifically for metal roofs. Purchasing these magnetic lights could be the best solution. One of the most popular types of these lights are Lite-Netics. These Christmas lights use strong magnetic strips instead of traditional fasteners.

Remember – Safety Comes First

Metal roof or not, remember to always keep safety at the top of your mind when installing Holiday lights. Avoid climbing the roof during or after wet and/or windy weather. You should also employ the buddy system when installing lights – having a trusted friend nearby should anything happen.

Holiday Lights and Fires

While there is always a slight form of risk when it comes to holiday lights, metal panels come with the added benefit of being fire resistant. Most metal roofing is considered to be Assembly-Rated Class A, meaning the covering and underlying materials provide additional fire protection. This makes metal roofs one of the most fire-resistant options on the market! That being said, it is still wise to not overuse your holiday lights. Be sure to unplug them or set up a timer. You should also avoid stringing too many strands of lights together as this can overload your outlet or power strip. These actions can fry your electrical system, exposing your family to dangerous electrical currents or sparking a fire in your home.

If you have questions or concerns about your metal roofing products this winter, contact us at  1.855.838.9393 or info@londonecometal.com!