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Creating a Spooky Roof for Halloween

Posted on October 11, 2018

Roofing Ashburn VA

Spooky roofing could be just what you need to complete your Halloween curb appeal.

Halloween is almost here, but if you're the kind of person who likes to go all out, you've probably been hitting up the craft and home goods store all month. But something's missing. You just need that finishing touch to really create a Halloween curb that's sends shivers down the spine of your Ashburn neighbors. If that's how it feels, you may need to incorporate your roofing into the Halloween scene. You can hang decorations from your roof or even plant a few on top to begin with. Here are a few ideas for a spooky roof this Halloween that can really stand out.

An Eerie Figure

At Christmas, we like to talk about hearing Santa's reindeer on the roof, but on Halloween, the characters are very different. Maybe a witch stopped on your roof to adjust her flying broomstick before flying off again. Maybe a ghost is looming above, or maybe a grim reaper heralds doom from the eaves. Maybe there are giant spiders crawling around the roof of your home. You can find these figures easily enough at craft stores, or make them yourself if you're crafty. It's subtle, simple, and easy to take down after Halloween, but it adds a dramatic effect to your overall Halloween curb and certainly instills trepidation into the heart of trick-or-treaters.

Add Lighting

The best Halloween festivities happen at night, so you'll want to make sure your roof can be seen at night when everyone's out trick-or-treating. Sometimes you can find figures that are glow-in-the-dark like gargoyles, jack-o-lanterns, or ghostly eyes. Otherwise, you can use a lighting fixture to focus light towards your roof and the decorations there. Red is a popular color because of the sinister glow it casts. You can even aim a projector at your roof to cast different shapes and spooky images there.

Halloween Roofing Done Safely

Of course, decorating your roof is a bit different than decorating the ground or your porch. Safety precautions should always be taken to make sure your Halloween nightmare is only one of your own making, and never real. Make sure you work with a partner and keep an eye out for roof damage before you step. If you plan to use lighting, make sure any plugs are protected from water damage. Fall is a season full of storms, and a short-circuit could easily cause a house fire if the plugs aren't protected. 

The right Halloween roofing decorations starts with the right roofing. Contact Elements Home Remodeling today for a free quote or more information.

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