Dressing up in costumes, scary or otherwise, is not the only thing most people look forward to during Halloween. Many homeowners like to adorn their facades with Jack-o’-lanterns, plastic skeletons and witch hats to get in on the fun and exciting holiday. Some, however, prefer not to do so out of fear of damaging their siding.
Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation, one of the leading siding and roofing contractors in the area, offers tips on decorating the home this Halloween without causing dings and scratches on your siding.
These attachments fit well in homes with brick exteriors. Available in either brass or bronze, these can be installed without the need for a drill. Brick clips have a hook shape at the top and tension strip at the bottom for a tight fit during installation.
Vinyl Siding Clips
Available in any hardware store, these J-shaped strips of aluminum have a small crook on top which can be wiggled into the gaps between the boards of traditional lap siding. With these secured, you can immediately hang light Halloween decorations. A word of caution from siding and roof replacement pros: forcefully installing or removing these strips could chip the paint or damage the factory-applied finish on the siding.
Double-sided tape comes in many types, and for decorating your siding this Halloween, choose the easy-remove variety. Manufacturers like 3M offer this tape which can be removed cleanly using a hair dryer. Do so with care, however—painted surfaces may likely get damaged upon removal. Then again, if you’re going to repaint your siding this fall, you have the green light to decorate to your heart’s desire.
At Mobley Brothers Roofing and Renovation, we don’t just take on roof replacement projects. We also perform siding repairs and installations. You can rely on us to improve your home’s protection, curb appeal and energy efficiency with our siding options that suit any taste and budget.
Call us at (865) 216-3274 or (615) 906-1195. You can also fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve residents of Knoxville and Lebanon, TN.