Do you love decorating your house for Halloween, but hate having to get up on the roof to put up your decorations?
Never fear—with a few simple tips, you can safely and easily put up all of your decorations without having to risk a fall. The caveat is that even if you are a DIYer, the safest and often least costly option is to hire a professional roofer.
Still, if you are confident in your abilities, keep reading for some helpful advice on how to make this process as easy and safe as possible.
Before you start climbing up onto the roof to hang your Halloween lights, take a moment to plan where you’re going to put each decoration.
Taking a minute to map out where everything is going to go will save you time (and hassle) in the long run. Trust us, your neighbors will be impressed by your organization…and your level of Halloween spirit.
If you see any missing, damaged, or loose shingles, do not attempt to fix them yourself. Instead, contact a professional roofer to repair the damage.
Not only is it dangerous to climb on a damaged roof, but you could also void your warranty if you attempt to make repairs yourself. In addition, any further damage that you cause will likely not be covered by your insurance policy.
So, if you have any concerns about the condition of your roof, be sure to contact a professional for an inspection before climbing on it.
Before you even think about scaling a ladder to hang jack-o’-lantern lights, there are some important things you need to consider.
Do you have the right equipment? A ladder that’s too short or wobbly is only going to get you so far and probably not in the direction you want to go. You’ll also need gloves to protect your hands from scratches, and shoes with good traction to grip the rungs of the ladder firmly.
And while we’re on the subject of safety, it’s always a good idea to have someone steady the ladder for you while you’re climbing.
Coming down from the roof is always a tricky business.
You want to go slowly and carefully, but you also don’t want to take too long and give your muscles a chance to cramp up. The key is to find a balance between the two. And, of course, it helps if you have someone there to spot you in case you lose your footing.
You’ve put in long hours and worked hard to get the job done.
But now it’s finally Halloween, and you can relax and enjoy a well-deserved break. And what better way to celebrate a job well done than with some Halloween treats? Whether you’re munching on candy corn or sipping on pumpkin spice coffee, indulging in a few festive snacks is a great way to show yourself some appreciation.
Follow these safety tips if you’re so inclined to decorate your roof yourself, but if you get spooked, you can always call in the pros.
When we say that we’re a top-quality home remodeling and roofing company that serves the North Shore and surrounding Chicagoland area, we back it up. We do more than simply cover the basics: we show up on time and nail it. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 847-768-6000 or visit our contact page.