The safest way to decorate your roof this Halloween

As we approach spooky season, many of us will want to get in the spirit by carving pumpkins and hanging decorations around the house. If you are looking to go that extra mile, roof decorations can give your home a haunted mansion feel that wows any trick-or-treaters in your neighbourhood. If you do decide to decorate your roof with giant spiders or Halloween lighting, it is important to take extra care to ensure you are completely safe throughout the process. Allow us to walk you through some of the steps you can take to be safe this Halloween.

Check your roof

Before you get your Halloween decorations ready, you may want to carry out a roof check to ensure that it is safe and suitable for decorating. This includes checking for loose tiles and general wear and tear, inspecting areas closely that appear more worn than others. You will want to avoid stepping on these parts if you are going to walk on your roof when decorating.


If you usually install decorations such as Christmas lights, then you will want to be sure you follow the same steps when working on your Halloween decorating project. If you are using cables which have been used before, you will want to check that they are still in safe working order. You should also ensure extension cords and other cables are tucked away safely to avoid trip hazards.

A helping hand

Depending on what type of property you have, it may be more of a risk to decorate on your own. Why not get someone to help you with your decorating project? They will be able to ensure the ladder remains in place whilst you are at the top and can pass the decorations to you, sparing you from having to make multiple trips up and down. This will help to make the process quicker and safer for you.

Protect electrical equipment

Unfortunately, this time of year isn’t only known for Halloween – we all know that the weather will gradually get worse. You will want to take the correct precautions to prevent rainwater from getting into the electrics. As we have previously mentioned, it would be wise to keep any cords tucked away as much as possible out of the weather. It may also be a good idea to use electrical tape to keep plugs and cables covered and safe, steering clear of gutters and drains where there will be a flow of water.

Using a few of these tips will hopefully help you out when it comes to decorating your roof for Halloween, but if you encounter any issues along the way such as roof leaks or loose tiles, why not give our team here at Roof Rescue a call? We can carry out any roof repairs and maintenance to your property so that you will not have to worry the next time you go to decorate. To get booked in with us today, call 020 3189 1618 or email . We would be happy to provide our expertise and get your roof looking its best once again.

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