Should I Leave My Holiday Lights Up All Year Round?

If you take a good look around your neighborhood, do you notice that there are a fair amount of people who secretly leave their holiday lights up way after the holiday season? Not many do, but you aren’t alone if you’re included in this scenario! It can be a grueling and challenging task putting those lights up there in the first place, so taking them down can take a long time. But, what are some of the consequences of leaving those holiday lights up there all year long?


The most common reason homeowners leave their lights up until next year is to avoid the hassle of set-up and take-down. It can be a difficult task getting on the ladder to set everything up. Not only that, but the process of taking everything down will be just as hard. The truth is that setting up for the holidays is never easy, so we don’t blame homeowners for opting for these simple solutions. However, we do have some warnings. 


There could be a few concerns to leaving your lights up all year round, including:

  • Curb Appeal: sometimes, having these decorations up during off-seasons could decrease your curb appeal. During months in summer or spring, your home will seem a bit off. It depends on the type and size, but still, it can end up being an eyesore. 
  • Susceptible To More Weather: Sure, our holiday lights are capable of combating heavy snowfall in winter. However, leaving them up year-long means leaving them at the mercy of weather conditions every season has to offer. Bulbs and wires could eventually break, which leaves you needing to buy an entirely new set to wrap next year. 
  • Could Lose Money: It might seem like it’s a great way to save on your bills, as you won’t have to buy new materials or hire anyone to help. However, as we stated above, once any bulbs break–it’s over. The whole line of lights will be ruined! 
  • Could Hurt Your Roof: Your roof is meant to protect your home all year round, but with a little extra weight and whatever materials you use to keep those lights in, you could end up harming your roof over a year. 

Roofing Experts of Norwalk

Our professionals are ready and willing to help you take down your lights at an affordable price, as well as inspect your roof for any damage caused during this winter. The JM Roofing and Siding experts are licensed and insured to serve you in Norwalk, Connecticut, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for a free estimate!

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