4 Inventive Roof Festooning Ideas for Christmas Celebration

Posted on December 13th, 2016 by Applied Roofing Services

Christmas

It’s the time of year when everyone forgets all the negativity and waits very enthusiastically for the New Year to arrive with nerve chilling cold and mind blazing fun activities like traditional Christmas gifting and decorations.

Apart from all other activities, Christmas decorations are something which set the tone up on this lovely festival. And when it comes to festive decor, decorating your roof plays an essential role in complementing other decorations you’ve done.

Here are some innovative and easy tips you can follow to make your house stand out from those in your neighborhood:

    santa claus

  1. Hanging Santa
    You need to get a faux or inflatable Santa that’s easily available in discount shops. Place them on the gutter of the roof. Place it in such a way that it appears that Santa Clause is falling off your roof. What type of Santa you’ll choose depends upon your budget. The best is to go for the air blown ones because they give much more realistic effect than those made out of polymers.

  2. Christmas Inflatables

  3. Place Inflatables on Your Roof
    You can use inflatables like penguin families, reindeer carriage, or sandbags on the top of your roof to give your overall decor an authentic touch this Christmas. Don’t forget to use sand bags as a base and anchor of huge inflatables. Tie a rope to the ground level from all sides of that inflatable. These things will help the inflatables stay balanced in bad weather as well.

  4. Christmas Lights on Roof

  5. Christmas Lights on Roof Lines and Sides
    You will find many beautiful Christmas lights in the market for your roof. The number of lights you want depends how ostentatiously you want to decorate your roof. Led lights are something which you should prefer over other lights as they have longer durability and low energy consumption making them much more efficient. Stick these lights on the roof lines and gutters with the help of nails and clips. You can even hang them at all sides of your roof if you cannot go up on the roof.

  6. Christmas Decoration

  7. Hang Sign Boards
    You can make these sign boards with some simple materials like old wood shacks or old cloths. You can even buy these at discount shops. Signs like Welcome, Peace, Joy, Love and Merry Christmas will an extra essence to your overall decoration. You can also go for led light sign boards and place them on your roof top.

Use these ideas to deck up your roof this Christmas and give your house an authentic look for this festival. This will make your home stand out from all other houses in the street during Christmas.

Merry Christmas!!!

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Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


5 Haunting Home Décor Ideas for Halloween

Posted on October 19th, 2016 by Applied Roofing Services

Yes! It’s time to be creepy and creative because it’s Halloween, what everyone has been waiting for. According to NRF survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, consumers would spend an average of $82.93 which is more than last year’s average spend- $74.34. Total spending for Halloween will reach $8.4 billion which is the highest in 11-year history of the survey; out of which people would spend $2.4 billion on decorations.

Home Decor for Halloween

Here are some ideas which can help you give your comfy looking house a spooktacular makeover. So, buckle up for a quick trip to a store or make the most of what you have on hand.

  1. Place Faux Specimen Jars
    Take 2-3 jars. Put old toys, pieces of pipes, different types of rubber reptiles, dried leaves, stones and pebbles. Fill the jar with water and pour little bit green food color to give it a pale green shade. Cover the jars with lid. Place this in any corner of your room or dining table.

  2. The Raven
    Collect some dried and broken branches from your garden, 2-3 candle holders and paint them black. Now place the branch in the middle and other stuffs around it, put miniature pumpkins to add extra touch to it. Place a toy raven on top of the branch and this is what gives your house an ominous look.

  3. Balustrade Owls
    Cut out owl silhouettes from a piece of plywood or you can get them from a discount shop. Spray paint them with black color. Now place them randomly onto the front porch and they are all set to welcome your trick-or-treaters for the evening.

  4. Related Post: 3 Great Tips to Deck Up Your Roof This Halloween

  5. Give Your Walls a Spooky Makeover
    Cover up the paintings on the wall with white cloth to give an abandoned look and sprinkle fake blood on the painting that is glass framed. Get some spider web from a store or you can use old cheese cloth, spread them all over your wall and put big chunks of cotton and hang faux spiders on it.

  6. Creepy Surprises
    Collect a bunch of tree branches and put them in your pots, scatter fake rats and ants. You can also use an old bird cage and place it on the floor and make sure the door is opened. Get a bouquet of white roses and cover them with fake black spiders and caterpillars. Cut out bat garlands from black chart papers and drape them all over your house.

Try out these tricks this Halloween to give your trick-or-treaters a frightening experience!

 

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


5 Secrets of Contractors to Deck up the Roof for Holidays

Posted on December 16th, 2015 by Applied Roofing Services

Holiday Decoration

Outdoor lights and other Christmas decorations are nice to look at, but can be a nightmare to install. If you plan on decorating the outside of your home, you need to make sure you follow a few important tips to prevent damaging your home or injuring yourself in the process.

Christmas Lights Decoration

Avoid Attaching Decorations to Your Shingles
Don’t attach hooks directly to your shingles. Doing so leaves holes and cracks that allow moisture to penetrate deep inside, weakening the structure. Instead fasten hooks and nails to other areas that are made of wood or are hidden under eaves.

Don’t Get Shocked!
Always be aware of where your wires are when you are hammering in nails or placing screws. You should also carefully check all wires that are being used to make sure there are no frayed areas or exposed wires.

Use the Buddy System
Before you begin to put up your decorations, enlist the help of a friend. Having a buddy on hand will keep you from having to get on and off the ladder if you forget something. They can also help stabilize the ladder or hold any decorations that you may need an extra hand for.

Hire a Professional
If you want to decorate your home, but are afraid that you can’t accomplish it on your own, contact an area roofing professional. They will send someone out or refer you to someone that can help you get the job done without damaging your home or yourself.

Take Your Time
When the season is over and you are ready to take down the decorations, remember not to rush. Jerking them down can damage the siding of your home as well as your decorations. Take them down as carefully as you put them up and you will be ready for next year.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


4 Safety Tips for Christmas Decorations on Your Roof

Posted on December 9th, 2015 by Applied Roofing Services

Christmas is a time when many homeowners go crazy trying to decorate their roofs, lawns, and patios. Whether you’re trying to outdo the neighbors or not, you probably still want to put something up to show your holiday spirit.

While putting decorations on your roof really isn’t that difficult, there are some basic safety tips you can use to make sure you don’t take a spill this season. After all, there might be ice, snow, or even rain on the roof.

Read on to learn more about some safe Christmas roof decoration ideas.

Christmas Decorations on Roof

Decorate Your Roof Without Damaging It

Installing a holiday decoration on your existing rooftop can be taxing, but at the same time, it will be an extremely rewarding experience to look up and catch the sight of Santa and his reindeer or a waving snowman. Be very careful with your rooftop decoration because some extra measures and caution such as the ones given here will guarantee you a sound and more beautiful roof this holiday season.

  • Ensure to use wires to protect the decorations and keep them from overturning and leading to damage which could require a roofing repair professional.

  • Instead of attempting to carry the decoration pieces up the ladder along with you, lift it up using a rope after you are safely positioned on the roof yourself to avoid roof damage.

  • Use safe eye bolts and review the functioning of all wires thoroughly to ensure your Christmas display remains sturdy and secure on your roof through probable strong winds and heavy rain.

  • Decorative lights, when suspended from their shingles, can attract moisture and other elements. It is advisable to install the Christmas lights up using clips attached to the gutters.

  • Do not rush in to remove the decorations from your rooftop so as to avoid ripping them down and in turn cause damage to the gutters and shingles. Try to remove each clip patiently by holding decorations, separately because patience now will prevent repair costs later on.

If you are not confident about how to decorate your roof without damaging it then hire a professional Christmas decoration installation provider to make sure your roof does not get damaged during the installation of Christmas lights and displays.

You can relax and enjoy the reward of your hard work, once you have placed your lights and displays over and along your roof.

Christmas Decoration Safety Tips

Prior to installing Christmas decorations on your roof, go through these safety tips to ensure you get the decorating efficiently done without hurting yourself or causing any damage to your roof.

Christmas Roof Decoration Safety Tips

  • Select the correct ladder for climbing up to your rooftop for your roof decoration job and also wear an appropriate outfit, including footwear to avoid any mishap.

  • Inspect your roof ahead of decoration job to rule out any type of damage including loose or broken tiles, unfastened shingles, or torn roofing material. Also, make sure the roof is clean of debris and signs of ice-damming.

  • Plan ahead before you get on the roof to ensure having proper tools & supplies handy during roof decoration.

  • Ensure to have a dependable assistant on the ground to provide guidance on the decorations as well as to watch over you.

  • Use only quality electrical equipment in case of your rooftop decorations, if you don’t want any sort of electrical problem or a fire hazards due to a cheap item.

  • Make sure to move cautiously while installing bulky decorations on your rooftop as they pose a huge challenge for installation.

  • Never nail or staple lights for fastening to your roof but string them instead using plastic clips, fixed to your shingles or gutters.

Unsafe Christmas Decorations for Roofs

  • Any inflatables or figures like Santas and reindeers are prone to be blown away by strong winds from the rooftop if they are inappropriately set.

  • Mounting these seasonal figures can over-burden your roof so consider your roof’s load-bearing capacity beforehand.

  • Avoid nails and staples that can puncture the wires of your lights, or cause damage to their insulating cover, increasing the chances of electrical problems.

  • Ensure to use the expert recommended gutter clips, because the excessive weight of the gutter can tear them down.

  • Christmas lights can be amazing and fun, but be cautious not to overburden your circuits to avoid fire hazards.

Holiday Lights and Decorations Tips for Your Roof

Here a few tips for holiday lights and decorations for your roof:

  • If you’re a beginner with Christmas light decorations on the roof, restrict your light decorations to eaves, gables, and the border of the roof catering to the main spots.

  • Make sure to only use lights intended for outdoor use. A sturdy ladder to climb up the roof, appropriate tools for placing light decorations on your roof, and a steady helper, are some essential prerequisites for effective roof decoration.

  • Test light strings and substitute any burned-out lights prior to decorating the rooftop. Damaged lights will consume power from the whole light string, and the remaining bulbs will turn dimmer.

  • Avoid conventional nails, staples, screws for mounting your display. Make use of electrical tape and clips because they are a quick and easy alternative for protecting electrical connections and preventing overburdening of your roof.

You can relax and enjoy the reward of your hard work, once you have placed your lights and displays over and along your roof. If you want more extensive light display arrangement on your roof, hire a professional lighting company.

Christmas Decorations on Roof

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


5 Simple and Fabulous Home Décor Ideas for Thanksgiving

Posted on November 20th, 2015 by Applied Roofing Services

Making your home look festive for the holidays isn’t hard and it doesn’t have to be costly. You can add several colorful touches just by foraging through your own backyard. Decorating the house can be a family affair. The smaller kids can help gather the items you need and with a little help from the adults can even help to decorate.

Thanksgiving Décor Ideas

A Pumpkin Wreath
Start with a grapevine wreath and cover it with moss. Put nails through the wreath and attach a small orange pumpkin on each one. Fill in the gaps with festive ribbon, leaves or artificial flowers.

Leaf Garland
Gather different types of leaves in various stages of color ranging from green to brilliant hues of red. You can paint a letter or design on each one and then string them in a row to make a colorful garland that can hang over a doorway or across a mantle.

Mantle Toppers
Use candles decorated with leaves or small blocks that have been painted in festive colors. Letters can be painted on the blocks that say “Give Thanks” or “Happy Thanksgiving”. Add a few pine cones or colorful leaves for balance and to fill in gaps.

Log Candle Holders
Small logs can be cut up into small sections and hollowed out to make beautiful candle holders. Make sure to make the hole large enough to hold a small glass candle holder. You can also dip the bottom in gold, silver or bronze paint for an added touch.

Leafy Decor
Leaves can be hot glued to candles and then tied on with small pieces of string. They can also be glued to the side of glass jars and sealed with a clear adhesive to hold them in place to create festive candle holders.

These natural Thanksgiving decor ideas will not just let your home look beautiful, but will also make the event a more fun filled one for your family. Happy Thanksgiving!

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.