‘Tis the season to be jolly, and to decorate the outside of your home for the holidays! While this is one of the most anticipated seasonal events for homeowners, it can turn ugly fast if you are not correctly hanging your decorations from your home. Damage from these merry decorations can cause both aesthetic and structural problems, so here are some tips on how to put them up the right way.
When hanging on wood, do not use nails – Whether you are hanging festive garland around your doorway or stringing glimmering lights across your deck, do not secure them with nails. While it may seem like an easy way to hang your outdoor decorations, using nails allows moisture to seep into the wood. Moisture in wood causes splitting, swelling, and rotting.
Only use staples on your deck – One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when putting up lights and holiday décor is using staples to secure them on the exterior of their home. Heavy-duty staples will cause significant damage since they need to be removed with force. This can cause issues with siding, roofing shingles, and gutters. Instead, only use staples to secure the decorations on your wooden deck. The deck will be able to withstand the removal process, thus allowing for less damage.
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