In the United States, there are about 11,000 injuries annually caused by the installation of outdoor
Christmas lights and decorations, including bone fractures, burns and cuts. Moreover, winter holidays
are overshadowed by an average of 16 deaths that occur under the same circumstances. Here are some
helpful tips on how you can handle this task safely.
1. Install your Christmas lights during the day
There are two main reasons why it is good to install the lights during the day: you can see perfectly what
you are doing and notice in due time any small slippery areas that may cause accidents.
2. Watch the weather warnings carefully
Surely, you can guess why it is dangerous to be on the roof or on a ladder during rain, snow or blizzard,
with an electrical installation in your hands!
3. Choose the right type of lights
Not all Christmas lights are the same: some are intended for indoor use, while others are meant to be
used outdoors. Make sure you buy adequate lights – otherwise, you will increase the risk of fire.
4. Follow the rule of maximum three strands of light
Never connect more than three strands of lights together; otherwise, the fuse may go out to prevent
them from getting too hot, not to mention that, again, the fire hazard increases significantly. For most people it’s best to hire the best Dallas roofing company to do the job for you, as they have all the safety equipment necessary.