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. Janney Roofing, one of the premier Orlando Roofers 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.
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 roof can add an extra “wow” factor to your Halloween scene. Orlando roofing companies abound, but Janney Roofing 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 one of the licensed roofers in Orlando check out your roof is a good idea. Orlando roofers like Janney Roofing know to look for loose shingles, molding and other damage and can repair any roof deterioration immediately.
3. Plan your project.
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 as well as 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 scene 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. Orlando roofers with a stellar reputation, Janney Roofing is available to help with all of your roofing needs.