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So last year my son and I ran christmas lights across the whole front of the house.  We used duct tape to hold them down.  But we had to constantly go back up because we live in a pretty wet area during december (Virginia Beach).  I have recently had a new roof put on.  We did attempt to use the "shingle clips" on the old roof but the shingles were glued together.  

 

Anyways.  I am interested to see what other people have done to run lights across the roof peak to edge.

 

Any help would be great.

 

here is an idea of what i did last year

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We have 4800 lights on our barrel tile roof here in South Florida. I have thought about and tried every way possible. Tape is the only thing that works. I have found that Gorilla Tape is the only tape that works. I take my time and make sure I seal it as well as possible. I will get on the roof once or twice during the season to put some pressure on some of the tape pieces, but for the most part it works very well.

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I bought binder clips from staple's in bulk.  3/4" small black metal binder clips.  Place around wire, squeeze and release.  I have no problem clipping to any shingle anywhere.  (Maybe that's not a good thing) But Five years without incident and if the clips are too rusty, I get a new one. 

 

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On 8/31/2018 at 10:52 PM, KeysNole said:

We have 4800 lights on our barrel tile roof here in South Florida. I have thought about and tried every way possible. Tape is the only thing that works. I have found that Gorilla Tape is the only tape that works. I take my time and make sure I seal it as well as possible. I will get on the roof once or twice during the season to put some pressure on some of the tape pieces, but for the most part it works very well.

Thanks for the info.  We used gorilla tape too.  But we live in a very rural area and we get a lot of Nor'Easters where the wind picks up a lot.  And gets wet a lot.

19 hours ago, Crimson Lane Lights Etown said:

I bought binder clips from staple's in bulk.  3/4" small black metal binder clips.  Place around wire, squeeze and release.  I have no problem clipping to any shingle anywhere.  (Maybe that's not a good thing) But Five years without incident and if the clips are too rusty, I get a new one. 

 

Not a bad idea.  I may try this

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On 8/31/2018 at 1:45 PM, salamber said:

So last year my son and I ran christmas lights across the whole front of the house.

You got them nice and even.  It looks great! 

TED

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On 9/13/2018 at 6:52 AM, Big J Illinois said:

Just had a $16000 roof put on the house...

Yikes!  Is it gold plated!??

TED

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Yikes!  Is it gold plated!??
TED
Don't know his location or house size, but that seems about right for architectural shingles in my area. Sadly...

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