Halloween is a time when the veil between the living and the dead is said to be at its thinnest and when magic is said to be at its most potent. It is a time for all things supernatural, jack-o-lanterns, candy, and costumes. Part of the fun of Halloween is decorating your house to get into the spooky spirit, and there are many ways to add Halloween decor to your roof as well.
Here are ten cool ways to decorate your roof for Halloween:
- Transform your roof to the color black
Having a black roof during Halloween will create a more eerie and spooky feel to your home that the local witches and goblins will surely enjoy. While no one is going to re-paint their roof for a single holiday, you can use some large black tarps or garbage bags to achieve the same effect. You can then easily take them down when Halloween is over.
- Cover your roof in spider webs
This is a classic Halloween decoration that always looks great and is easy to do. Spider web decorations are available at most Halloween or party stores, or you can make your own by using some string and a glue gun. Just be careful not to get the webs too close to any heat sources, like your chimney, or they may catch fire.
- Hang bats and black cats from the eaves
Bats and black cats are two of the most classic symbols of Halloween, so hanging them from your roof is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. You can buy fake bats and black cats at Halloween stores or make your own using some black construction paper and tape.
- Put pumpkins on your roof
Pumpkins and jack-o’-lanterns are another classic Halloween decoration. You can carve your own pumpkins or opt for a more weather-resistant plastic pumpkin decoration. While this décor may not work for all roof types, a few well-placed and well-secured pumpkins easily add a touch of Halloween to your home.
- Drape ghosts across the roof
This is another easy way to decorate your roof for Halloween. All you need are some white sheets and some string, and you can have ghosts flying across your roof in no time. Just be sure to take them down before the wind gets too strong, or they may blow away.
- Hang Halloween lights around the edge of the roof
This is a great way to add some extra light to your home during Halloween and make your house look more festive. You can buy Halloween lights at most stores that sell Christmas lights. Alternatively, you can use regular string lights and change the bulbs to orange or green.
- Decorate your chimney
If you have a fireplace, you can use it to your advantage by decorating your chimney for Halloween. You can hang bats or ghosts from the top or make it appear that a witch is coming out of the chimney.
- Make your home appear abandoned
This is a great decoration if you want to make your home look like it’s been abandoned by the living. Cover your windows with black garbage bags and put some spider webs and fake rats around the outside of your house. You can even add a “No Trespassing” sign and a “Caution” ribbon on your roof to really sell the effect.
- Skeleton display
This decoration takes a bit more effort, but it’s worth it. You can buy fake skeletons at most Halloween stores or make your own out of chicken wire and paper mache. Once you have your skeletons, you can arrange them on your roof. A popular idea is to have a few on the roof and then place the rest to appear like they are crawling up the house.
- Put eyes on your roof
This is a simple decoration that can be done with construction paper and tape. Just cut out some large eyes from the paper, and tape them to your roof. You can make them all different sizes, or you can make a giant eye in the center of the roof. In case of rain, you can use clear plastic wrap or a clear shower liner to protect your decorations from the weather.
Connect with the experts
These are just a few ideas to get you started, but there are endless possibilities for elevating your home for the spookiest night of the year. So, get creative, have fun, and connect with a roofing expert for any necessary repairs before you get started.