In this episode, Jerry fills us in on some do’s and do not’s of putting up and taking down your own Christmas lights.
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Shayla: You are listening today to the Roof Life of Oregon podcast and I’m talking with Jerry. He’s a roof consultant at Roof Life. And, Jerry, I want to talk about Christmas time, Christmas lights, it’s always getting them up on the house, but what are some things we should be thinking about, when it comes to safety and our roof?
Jerry: First thing, be careful. Here at Roof Life, we want to make sure that you are safely getting on your roof, or maneuvering around your roof. Use good a ladder. Don’t use something that’s really floppy, and wood, and that can fall over at any moment. And make sure you have good footing while you’re getting those lights up, because Christmas lights are fun to put up. I put them up myself, and you just want to make sure you’re safe on it. But while you’re up there, you may want to look at your roof, too, and just kind of see what’s going on. It’s very often you get a chance to get an up close look at your roof, so this is the perfect opportunity to look inside your gutters to see if they’re full and to look up the roof and see if you have any moss or if you see something that’s not quite right. And give us a call and we’ll help address those issues for you.
But just upmost, be very careful when you’re putting those Christmas lights up.
Shayla: And if we see something on the roof, your advice would be not to get on ourselves, right? I mean, you guys the most unsafe part of working on roof is the transition.
Jerry: That is correct. Give us a call right away. It’s what we do every single day. It’s something that we’re used to. We have the proper equipment, the proper ladders, the proper stand-offs, all the safety gear, so let us go up there and take a deeper look on what you saw up on your roof, and let us take care of you.
Shayla: So this Christmas seasons, make sure, first of all, be safe when you’re putting the Christmas lights on your house, and if you see anything on your roof that you think you may need some maintenance, give the guys at Roof Life of Oregon a call. Thanks, Jerry.
Jerry: You bet.