At Hedgepeth-Hutson Insurance Services Inc, serving the greater Nashville, NC area, we want to help all of our customers have a very merry holiday season. Unfortunately, homeowners make common mistakes when they are hanging holiday lights that can negatively impact your home or be damaging to it. Here are two common mishaps homeowners make when hanging holiday lights that can damage your home.
Avoid Overloading Your Electrical System
Hanging a ton of lights on your home may seem like a good idea in theory, but most homes do not have the electrical system to support all of those lights. As such, if you are hanging holiday lights and putting up decorations, you should keep it simple to avoid overloading your electrical system. If you want to do something extravagant, hire an electrician before the holiday season to help ensure your electrical system can support your big ideas.
Never Use Nails on Your Roof or Gutter
Secondly, you should avoid using nails or staples to hang holiday lights on your roof or gutters. Nails and staples can leave tiny holes behind, which can cause water issues once the lights have been removed. Always use light hooks to ensure you do not damage your roof or gutter when hanging lights.
Damaging your home can lead to costly repairs and may cause other issues to your home. Unfortunately, if you cause the damage, home insurance will not likely pick up the tab for the repairs. As such, you want to learn what you should avoid doing so your bright decorating ideas do not wind up costing you money. At Hedgepeth-Hutson Insurance Services Inc., serving the greater Nashville, NC region, we are here to help you year-round with your insurance needs, including homeowners insurance. Reach out to us today if you are looking to obtain a new homeowners insurance policy.