Halloween is the only time when it’s perfectly acceptable to make your home’s exterior as spooky as possible. However, you want to make sure that the decorations you’ll be hanging on your siding this Halloween won’t leave a mark that will be horrifying to look at for the rest of the year.

In this article, siding and replacement windows company Woodbridge Home Exteriors shares tips on decorating your siding without damaging it.

Choosing Decor-Hanging Methods

Drilling holes through your siding will damage not only its appearance but also its ability to protect your home against the elements. This is why you have to resort to other means when hanging up decorations for Halloween. Needless to say, drilling holes is out of the question and only stick-on methods are viable. So what are your options? Your best bets are:

  1. Suction cups with hooks – the trick is to wet the suction cups, then press them firmly to your siding.

  2.  Siding hook or clips – this works on cladding that can be pried apart to some degree, like vinyl siding. Simply wedge the hook in between the gaps and you’re good to go!

  3. Adhesives – these are perfect for lightweight decorations that you don’t mind getting sticky tape on.

Keep in mind that these no-drill alternatives cannot hold heavy decorations, so be sure to check the weight limit indicated on the products.

Prep the Surface

Once you’ve chosen how to hang your decor, you need to clean the surface of your siding to ensure proper adhesion. You can use water, alcohol, or cleaning solutions to wipe away the grime off your siding. Just make sure the cleaning solution you choose will not damage your siding.

Woodbridge Home Exteriors offers high-quality vinyl siding that stays beautiful all year round. We also offer other storm window installation and other exterior services. Call us today at (800) 728-3502 to request a quote. We serve Topeka, Salina, and Wichita, KS.