With the holidays rapidly approaching, many people are thinking of ways to hang their outdoor lights and bring joy to their neighborhoods and homes. But how do you hang holiday lights without having to contact a roofing contractor in Baton Rouge, LA to fix the damage when the holidays are over? The first step to safely hanging up holiday lights is testing them before venturing outside to see if they work or if any bulbs need to be replaced. This will prevent you from doing all the work and then having to take them down to replace the broken strands. Measuring the length of your light strands, plus the span of your roof and distance to a power outlet will ensure that you have enough slack in the strands to reach the power outlet or an outdoor extension cord. Use the eaves of your home to install your holiday lights and never install directly on your roof. That will create holes and issues a roofing contractor in Baton Rouge, LA will have to fix. If your roof is flat or you do not have eaves to hang your lights from, parrot clips or holiday light clips are a simple solution that do a very good job of holding up the holiday lights without permanent damage to your home’s structure. Walking on your roof to hang holiday lights is also a no-no for both you and your roof. Using a safe ladder is the best way to put up your decorations and protect your roof. If parrot clips aren’t your thing and you have a smooth surface for adherence, adhesive hooks should work well. Proper installation and using the proper equipment is essential to enjoying your beautiful holiday display.