Your idea of holiday certainly does not include a trip to the hospital or bed rest. So before you get excited and hyped up in decorating your Ann Arbor roofing, make sure you take the necessary safety precautions. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, hospital emergency rooms attend to at least 12,500 people for fall-related injuries, cuts, and shocks related to holiday lights.
 
Here are five tips to make your holiday decoration spree a safe one:
 
Tip #1 – Check the label.
Before hanging your roofing decoration and lights, make sure you prepare everything you need. Use only non-combustible or fire-resistant materials. Look for fire resistant products when purchasing lights and other decoration. This means that they can repel burning longer and are easy to extinguish.
 
Tip #2 – Purchase only the lights that have been tested for safety.
The most common decoration that homeowners use outdoors and hang in their roofs are holiday lights. There’s a difference between indoor and outdoor lights so make sure you choose or buy based on where you’re going to use them. Use lights tested by a recognized testing laboratory. You can check this information with Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) for a list of accredited facilities.
 
Tip #3 – Be knowledgeable with your purchases.
Follow the directions carefully if you will be using an artificial snow spray in your roofing in Ann Arbor. This substance is potentially harmful to your lungs when inhaled.
 
Tip #4 – Put away potentially harmful substances from children.
Exercise great caution when using “fire salts”. While you and your family may enjoy the colored flames they produce, this substance can cause serious gastrointestinal irritation and vomiting when ingested. Make sure you keep them away from children’s reach.
 
Tip #5 – Use decorations that won’t damage your roofing.
We understand that this season just comes once a year and you want to make the most of it. However, keep in mind that you’ll be using your roof for longer time so take good care of it. Don’t use too sharp objects that can potentially scratch or cut your gutter system. Many furnishings are equally stunning yet harmless and easy to hang.
Decorations will surely make your home look good. But nothing beats a stylish and durable roofing system. Contact us here at Tittle Brothers Construction as we offer a range of home improvement and renovation services. Give us a call today for more information and our team of experts will be ready to take your call.