Our long-time followers with great memories may remember how much I love Halloween. I REALLY love Halloween. Welcome to my third annual Halloween blog. I must be honest; it’s a little difficult to find good Halloween topics that are remotely related to roofing or exterior services, so be sure to mark your calendars now to see what I think up next year. By then, things will hopefully be different, and the Riss family may even write our own Dallas – Fort Worth haunted house reviews.
This year, with staying safe at the top of everyone’s mind, I’m sharing a few Halloween roof decorating tips. You always want to be especially careful during the fall when leaves and debris make surfaces slippery.
If something looks off, there is a good chance it is. If you see missing shingles or an area that is discolored, do not step near it. There is a possibility the structure beneath it could be rotten or weakened. Weak areas are accidents waiting to happen. You can live without decorations in that spot. Stay clear and decorate around it. Then call Peak Roofing & Construction for a free inspection.
Work with a partner
Not only because it’s more fun, but you always want someone with you when working at heights. Let your buddy keep you company and, more importantly, give them the responsibility of holding the ladder and keeping an eye out for hazards. In the unlikely event of an accident, your partner can also act immediately and get you the help you need.
Check your lights and cords before climbing the ladder
Even if they worked perfectly when you put them away last year, take the time to test lights and extension cords before you start decorating. Check for frayed wiring. You wouldn’t be the first person to have a friendly critter gnawing on things over the winter.
Electrical tape is your friend
If you’ve ever been plagued with lights that stop working or throw a breaker when it rains, try using electrical tape to wrap the connecting areas. It will keep the water from getting to the wires. Also, make sure wires do not sit in areas where rain builds up like gutters or along the ground directly under the roofline.
Safety over scary
From a seriously avid Halloween decorator, I urge you not to do anything that makes you uncomfortable just so you have the scariest house on the block. If you don’t have the right tools, ladder, or skills, either reach out to a friend that does or jump on the internet and come up with Plan B. Halloween is far too fun of a holiday to spend it injured.
Wishing you all a safe and healthy Halloween!
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