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I'm trying to attach some christmas lights to the peaked section if this roof. The flat part is easy with gutter clips but I'm really struggling with the peak because I don't have access any higher than the flat section of roof, so I need to do it using a pole or something.

Any ideas gratefully received

  • How do you have access to the flat portion but not the peak? Would a longer ladder help? I can't picture your scenario.
    – JPhi1618
    Dec 1, 2017 at 18:54
  • To rephrase - I can't reach the peaked section from my ladder and I'm reluctant to go and buy a new one- but maybe that's the only option.
    – user21652
    Dec 1, 2017 at 19:01
  • depending on materials, you might be able to use strong magnets; i attach fairy lights to nail heads in that manner...
    – dandavis
    Dec 1, 2017 at 19:30

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If you have access to the rooftop of the lower section of roof, you can climb on the roof and access the gable from above. Using clips (e.g.: Walmart) you can subsequently use a pole to place and remove lights. When walking on a tile roof, walk on the peaks of the tiles to reduce risk of damaging them. Obviously care should be taken to not slip and fall off the roof. Maybe this year you can hire a light installing company or a handyman to install the clips.

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    Alternately you could rent a taller ladder one time to place the clips. Apr 23, 2018 at 13:23

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