Kids don’t get to have all the fun at Halloween, especially if you’re a creative homeowner. You can turn your comfortable family home into a haunted mansion, graveyard or spooky spider’s web. With a little planning and some helpful props, your scary home could be the talk of the neighborhood. Heritage Construction Co., an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor can help you be safe as you prepare your home to be a Halloween showcase. Below are a few tips to help you get started with your rooftop Halloween decoration
1. Use your roof as part of your decor.
It’s October and time to think about decorating for the upcoming Halloween holiday. While many people decorate their lawns, sidewalks, and porches (the better to scare people with, right?), adding props and figures to your rooftop Halloween decoration can add an extra “wow” factor to your Halloween scene. Texas roofing companies abound, but Heritage Construction Co. stands apart from the rest to keep your roof in good shape.
2. Make sure the roof is safe.
When you’re considering lighting, props, and figures to place on your roof, you first need to check that your roof is strong enough to support the items. Having a Better Business Bureau A+ Accredited roofer check out your roof is a good idea. Texas roofers like Heritage Construction Co. know to look for loose shingles, molding, and other damage and can repair any roof deterioration immediately.
3. Plan your project for Rooftop Halloween Decorations
Having a little input from family and doing a little research on roof decorations can yield your own unique Halloween scene. Think about your overall idea and get help from Pinterest if you want to go above and beyond with an impressive design. Roof decor is especially eye-catching when you have two different roof levels to work with (think, first and second stories).
4. Remember that lighting is key!
You will be doing some work for this project, so don’t forget to light it well. You will probably need some extension cords and some spotlights or flickering lights, which you can find at a local party or home improvement store. Christmas lights can work, as well as Halloween-themed lights in purple and orange.
5. Add Halloween figures and props.
This is where things get fun! Figures such as witches and skeletons are ideal for hanging out of windows, positioning on rooftops, and dangling from eaves. If you choose to create your own figures, you can make bodies by stuffing old clothing and adding pumpkin heads. Creating a gigantic spider for your roof and then spreading webbing around make a pretty scary effect, too. Top your rooftop Halloween decoration off with some haunting sound and visual effects like a fog machine or dry ice and you will probably have the highest spook factor on the block.
Roof decor is just one way for adults to join in the festive Halloween spirit. However, having a safe roof to protect your home as well as to support your decor should be a priority to you as a homeowner. Texas roofers with a stellar reputation, Heritage Construction Co. is available to help with all of your roofing needs.