Prepare Your Front Door for Goblins

‘Tis the season for trick-or-treaters! If you’re a Minneapolis homeowner, celebrating Halloween means more than just stocking up on candy. Your entryway and front door must invite goblins toward it, ease their parents’ safety concerns, and keep up your curb appeal among festive neighbors.

Create a Well-Lit Space

Fall EntrywayAmple lighting is a must, especially on Halloween night.

The decorations can be scary, but the walk through your front yard shouldn’t be. Make sure your porch lights are on, clean, and bright. LED bulbs are actually the best choice for entryway lighting, because they last longer, get brighter, and are easier on the Minneapolis environment. They can even change colors to match the season!

Weather-proof rope lights and fairy lights come in Halloween colors like purple, green and orange, and make pathways, columns, front porches, and trees feel magical. However, if the festive glow isn’t quite bright enough to guide trick-or-treaters safely, supplement them with solar-powered hurricane lights, hanging lanterns, or anything else that glows. Extra lighting also lowers your risk of robbery, vandalism, and holiday pranks.

Make It Interactive

The most inviting decor will literally invite kids to stop and focus on it. That’s why motion sensors are big this time of year, with witches that start cackling, bony hands that grab candy, and monsters that turn their heads. Set up something that tiny feet or hands will trigger, like spooky sounds as they approach the front door or a carved pumpkin that suddenly lights up with a scary grimace.

Protect Your Home From Damage

Some holiday modifications can actually cause damage to your roof, siding, and landscaping. When you hang that extra lighting, make sure you attach it around the porch roof line to avoid harming your roofing or fascia boards. The same goes for additions like wreaths, hanging skeletons and lanterns, and even fake spiderwebs. Make sure you’re not putting extra stress or weight on the roof itself, because one misstep can cause unexpected damage. If there is already damage, don’t take the risk that something will fall on the heads of visitors. Hire Minneapolis roofers, like Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows, to do an inspection and perform any repairs first.

If you need more information about safely installing Halloween lighting around the roof line without damaging it, feel free to call Minneapolis roofers, Midwest Exteriors. Your Minneapolis roof shouldn’t resemble a horror story. We’re always happy to answer your questions and help keep your home as inviting and safe as possible.


Contact Minneapolis roofers, Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows, today for any questions or concerns you may have about your Minneapolis roof or exterior.

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