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PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:29 pm 
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What is the best way to temporarily attach something to the surface of an asphalt shingle roof? I would think staples would cause damage and leaks but tape doesn't seem like it would be strong enough.

What we want to do is make a gazebo look like a birthday cake. We want to drape plastic roll tablecloth across the roof for the "icing" then cut Styrofoam pool noodles in half and attach them to the surface of the roof to stick up through the plastic tablecloth for the "candles".

Thanks in advance!

Terri


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dont mess around with your roof. Its not worth it

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What if I used one of these Christmas light clips that slide under the shingles?

http://www.americanlighting.com/cut_she ... sories.pdf

Does anyone have experience using these?


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I agree with rooferj

Maybe those gutter clips, but anything that slides under the shingles will likely break the seal and be more prone to blow offs.

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Anything you use that would be acceptable for the roofing, you would find objectionable. And things you are willing to use either won't work or will likely cause damage to the roof.

Call me cynical, but after you've tried it anyways, come on back with some photos of what you did and we'll try and help you fix it. :D Just remember, holes in your roof are not a good thing.


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I use model 29414 (from your pdf) to hold my Xmas lights up. I think they would work for what you want, if you can figure out how to attach the noodle to the plastic clip.

ORRRRR, you could drive a 10" spiral nail up through the inside of your gazebo roof and just spike the noodle on to that. Effective for the party, but certainly not for the roof lol.

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