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Best Way to Put Inflatables on Your Roof

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I purchased a bunch of inflatables after Christmas this past season and there are a few I want to put on my roof in a few months. My roof has a pitch that is favorable for this project, but after watching a few videos and reading older posts on here, I figured why not start a new post and see if anyone had any current ideas, or better ways of making sure the inflatable go up on the roof, don't move, and look great.

Hopefully someone can help me out. Thanks!

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I have used a number of different things, weight plates work best and they can't really be seen when people are looking.  I have also used sand bags as in the picture attached.  You can also make a wood platform and weigh that down with sand bags then secure the inflatable to that

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mikemack - thank you for the picture and the information.  Any details help that you can offer me in how to secure the inflatable on the roof is greatly appreciated.  I have an 6ft tall Santa inflatable that I like to put on my roof.  The contractor told me that there are several ways to do so but they all will damage my roof in the long term so he does not recommend of doing it.  He stated that any screws or anchors that are used to secure the Santa onto the roof will be rusty due to the weather, and it will create a leakage on my roof.  I told him that I saw people putting inflatables on their root, but he still insists that it will damage their roof in a couple of years.  I appreciate all the help that you can offer.  Thank you in advance.

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I just tethered the bottom to each corner of our mobile home as I did the top- but it's actually a little easier for me because of how narrow it is. You can't see the black polypropylene cord holding the top at each corner- 4 spread equally; and it's difficult to see the white poly against the white trailer roof- 4 equal distance S well. The only trouble I had was when it was snowing, the too would fall over, causing me to have to knock off the snow with a bamboo pole. I used the pole to upright it as well. 

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I recently started wondering the same thing. I have a flat roof and want to put one of those 7.5’ (or bigger) inflatable nativity scenes on my roof. In the past, I weighted an inflatable igloo (on the ground, not roof) by using an old car’s floor mat as a pad and stacking bricks on it. I thought about doing a similar thing on the roof.

My question is how do you put the guy line tethers on it? Should I screw eye bolts to my eves on the side of the roof and tie to that so that I don’t penetrate the tarpaper and weather proofing in the top of the roof?

Or what?


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