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How to attach Christmas lights to the roof

AHoy
Experienced Contributor

How to attach Christmas lights to the roof

I'm getting a bit of pressure from the kids to put up some Christmas lights this year. It's becoming a bigger thing in the neighbourhood. We have a terracotta tiled roof though so I'm not that keen to be up there for too long - I want something quick and easy. Keen to hear from those with experience about how best to attach some lights. Am also thinking a projector is a safe an easy addition.  

Ben
Established Contributor

Re: How to attach Christmas lights to the roof

I feel your pressure @AHoy.

 

Last year I ran the coloured rope lights across the front gutter of the house.

 

This year I'm going to use multiple lasers on the face of the house, and save the rope lights to layout along the lines of the roof.  I found these to be really helpful to manage the rope lights and should ensure minimum time up on the rooftop.  I use one every half a metre or so to keep the rope light lined up straight at all times.

 

https://www.bunnings.com.au/perma-products-large-cable-organiser-2-pack_p3950025

MartyH
Valued Contributor

Re: How to attach Christmas lights to the roof

Google "gutter hooks" and you should be sorted. No need to get up on the roof itself - just follow the lines of the guttering. Then projectors or laser lights on the house itself. 

darylhewston
Super Contributor

Re: How to attach Christmas lights to the roof

@AHoyWhat I do is make up some light gauge wire hooks long enough to tuck under your tiles and then wrap the wire around the light cable.  Works a treat and no damage.

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: How to attach Christmas lights to the roof

Are you putting up lights again this year @AHoy?

 

Stay safe everyone if you are getting up a ladder and/or climbing onto the roof!

 

Jason

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