For the Pros: Hanging Halloween Decorations
Posted by: Erika Green on October 17, 2019
If you’re a professional contractor looking to keep your book full this fall, offering decorative services such as hanging Halloween decorations can be a lucrative decision. Halloween is just the beginning of the holiday season and utilizing your crew for seasonal work is a great way to maintain productivity and cash flow.
When it comes to hanging Halloween decorations for municipalities and homeowners, the right large equipment and small tools are essential. The Home Depot Rental has you covered with rentals for Halloween and beyond.
Historically, ladders have been a staple for professional decorators around Halloween, especially when hanging lights and other decorations from light poles, roofs and trees. But aerial lifts from The Home Depot Rental provide greater versatility and accessibility. They also eliminate much of the instability that’s associated with ladders.
We rent boom lifts from Genie, Skyjack and JLG, all of which will allow your crew to maneuver around trees, dormers and other obstacles while hanging Halloween decorations. Built for varied jobsites, our boom lifts have lift heights from 30 to 50 feet and a horizontal reach from 18 to more than 24 feet. The Home Depot Rental’s fleet of aerial lifts also makes it easy for professional contractors to reach rooflines and peaks where customers most often want their decorations placed.
Maintain Safety While Hanging Outdoor Halloween Decorations
Professional-grade lifts can help you reach elevated décor spots in a safe way. Hanging Halloween decorations typically involves a lot of reaching – which can put the user in an awkward, and potentially dangerous, position. The use of a lift with a spacious platform could help significantly reduce the safety risks involved with overextension, especially since the operator needs to be securely anchored to the platform using a harness and lanyard. Having a platform to assist in carrying some of the larger or heavier decorations is also a bonus.
There are also certain decorations that require power to light up or move, and lack of accessibility could severely undermine the Pro’s safety when dealing with electricity. In addition, consumers aren’t always aware of the risks of hanging ghosts, ghouls and other spooky Halloween decorations, so it’s important to discuss the benefits of using a trained professional and educate customers on proper voltage when plugging in decorations and lights after your installation is complete.
Professional Halloween Decorations and Equipment
The Home Depot also offers more than just large equipment and small tool rentals. We have a variety of professional-grade outdoor decorations such as lights, inflatables and projectors for every stage of Halloween décor. We also offer options to safely extend power for lights and decorations.
So this holiday season, leave the ladder in the truck and opt for a boom lift rental from a The Home Depot Rental near you.