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This is my 2nd year doing a light show and first year using rope lights.  I'd like to install permanent clips (using nails or screws) along the eaves of my roofline under the overhang of the roof itself, so i wont be using shingle clips.  I have the clips that i can screw in for most of the house : http://smile.amazon.com/50-Pack-Mounting-Signature-MDL-CLIP/dp/B00C2RYE9M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=8-2&keywords=rope+light+clips   but dont think it'll work to well for the very tip top points.  I was thinking just a regular screw in hook, but am not sure if it'll hold with vinyl siding.  I'm trying to do this so the husband doesnt have to climb up on the roof every year.  i've attached a pic of the house so u get an idea.  Any tips would be great.

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I have tried using those hooks and find them flimsy. If you can fit them without braking they will brake the following year. Most plastic hooks generaly don't last a second year. Something I found that does work really well for gutter mounting and easy removal http://www.christmasalight.com.au/product/rope-light-gutter-hooks-sold-out
If you are able to screw into wooden panelling simple cup screws work very well and will save time hanging lights the following year. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/White-Cup-Hooks-Shouldered-Screws-19MM-3-4-Pack-Of-20-/400418748949?pt=AU_Building_Materials&hash=item5d3ad13a15

 

Nice house BTW

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The cup screws would work as long as the screw could make it to the wood underneath the siding of the house.  I was trying to find some that were a bit longer but so far havn't found any.  i dont want to hang the lights on my gutters but actually underneath the roof ledge directly against the house.  

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I would suggest broom clips and PVC Pipe for the under the gutter. It goes up easily, comes down easily. Can be found at any Home Depot or hardware store. :)

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For my house (which looks a bit similar to OP's), we have U hooks nailed in on the eaves (kinda recessed under the gutter, but into wood) we will be using S hooks to attach 3 strands of rope light that are held together using plexiglass tubing every 3-4 feet. We will employ the same technique for the upper level most likely (first year using LOR and our 2nd story roofline). As for the gables, i would imagine the technique should work too.

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I use these and they work awesome! Keeps the lights straight,

 

http://www.noveltylights.com/Rope-Light-Mounting-Track.html

 

You can get a much better deal on track here:

http://www.orangetreetrade.com/shop/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=track&osCsid=uqu32uolgu319bd870793sbpg3&x=0&y=0

 

I have had these permanently on my house now for almost five years. 

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I would suggest broom clips and PVC Pipe for the under the gutter. It goes up easily, comes down easily. Can be found at any Home Depot or hardware store. :)

+1, worked great for me last year

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