Halloween is here once again! The stages are set as the leaves change their color and the weather becomes cooler. Residential glass decorations are a must to complete the celebrations.
Since the kids are most eager to visit your home for trick-or-treating, extra precaution is needed. You need to decorate your way so that no kids get harmed, and there will be no damage to your property. Here are some tips on how to safely decorate your residential glass.
1. Use simple decorations that achieve the same chilling effect.
Some households tend to go all out in decorating their residential glass. However, this may cause more harm than good. You can look for safe and simple decorations and still achieve the same chilling effect.
· Place bloody handprints on the window glass.
Most horror movies have at least one scene that includes a bloody handprint. This tried and tested cliché never fails to bring the creeps to kids. Purchase a small quantity of fake blood and put a quarter-sized portion on your palm.
Put your hand against the window, then move it back and forth. Do this until you see a vivid red handprint on the glass. If you don’t want to use fake blood, you can buy window clings that achieve the same result.
· Hang caution tape across the residential glass.
Novelty caution tape is a budget-friendly item that has a dramatic effect on your Halloween decoration. Nothing creates a gruesome crime scene like the infamous yellow plastic tape.
Hang it across your home to make it look like it came out of a classic slasher horror film. This is also a great way to prevent kids from going near the residential glass and cause accidents. You can also use reflective tape so that the kids will still see it in the dark.
· Make use of silhouettes.
Is your house on the corner, or does it have many windows facing the street? Putting terrifying silhouettes in each window can make your home look haunted.
The children will definitely enjoy assisting you in making the silhouettes. You can make them trace outlines by themselves. Make them lie down on a huge sheet of paper. Trace their outlines and let them paint their own silhouettes.
2. Use removable self-adhesive hooks.
Instead of using nails to hang decors over your window, try removable self-adhesive hooks instead. These can be utilized outside or inside to serve as focal points for seamless decorating. This also ensures that removing the hook will not cause damage to your property.
Make sure that you gauge the weight of the items you hang on the hooks. Most of the hooks can’t carry more than 16 pounds.
3. Avoid using harmful substances for Halloween decorations.
A 2014 study reported that toxic chemicals are present in some kid’s costumes and decorations for Halloween. Some materials analyzed were made out of PVC or polyvinyl chloride. It is usually treated with phthalates. These were linked to reproductive and neurological problems.
Avoid buying decorations that are labeled with “3” or “PVC”. If you can create decorations out of natural and non-toxic materials like wool or organic cotton, much better.
4. Don’t use combustible materials.
Avoid using combustible materials such as crepe paper, cornstalks, and dried flowers. If it can’t be avoided, make sure that they are placed far from heat sources and open flames.
Electrical decorations and lights should be tested for safety. Always look for a certification mark such as ETL, CSA, UL, or any other nationally-recognized laboratory.
5. Double-check your decorations.
Make sure to properly secure any props that are draped, hanging, or installed in high places. Even a small piece can cause damage to your residential glass if it falls from the second floor.
Check if all cords or wires are secured and taped down to prevent trips and falls.
6. Try walking in your home before Halloween.
Walking in your home before the events kick in will help you identify and remove potential dangers. Look out for items that are hard to see after dark. For instance, temporary extension cords should be secured to prevent them from becoming a tripping hazard.
7. Proper lighting makes a big difference
We always want our homes to look as scary as possible during Halloween.
You might overlook the fact that excited children will come running to your porch and might hit any glass material.
Make sure that your house is adequately lit so people that come and go will not get hurt.
Have a Casualty-Free Halloween celebration with Glass King
Prevention is better than cure. The best way to safely decorate is to make sure that your residential glass is in top condition. You’ll be able to place your decorations without worrying about breakages.
If you are in Chandler, AZ and looking to replace or repair your windows, Glass King can help you. Just give us a call at 480-389-5656, we are happy to assist.