How to really get ready for flying reindeer on your roof!

November 30, 2018


Santa comes only once a year, so you definitely want to be prepared!  Christmas Eve, he will be stopping by your house, so why not make it the best experience possible for him? His magic can take him a long way, but you can aid him in his journey. Here are some helpful tips to prepare your roof for Santa’s big landing on December 24th:

DO fix any loose tiles or shingles before his arrival.  Santa is not a skinny man, and you don’t want the reindeer slipping as they come in for their landing.

DO set up a runway with lights to help guide St. Nick. Rudolph’s nose is great while in the sky, but extra lighting on the landing strip couldn’t hurt.

DO clean your gutters prior to Christmas Eve. You don’t want reindeer munching on dead leaves and debris while they wait for Santa. Gutter leaves can give reindeer irritable stomachs.  This could delay Santa on his journey.

DO leave some carrots scattered on your roof for the reindeer. If you have a large family, Santa might be in your home a little longer, and his reindeer could use the extra fuel.

DO make sure your chimney is clean.  The man is leaving gifts for your children, so it shows respect.  Plus, you don’t need sooty boot prints all over your home.

DO NOT leave excessive decorations on your roof. You want plenty of room for the reindeer and sleigh to land and take off, without damaging your festive decor.

DO NOT attempt to remove sleet, snow or ice from your roof. This is Santa’s natural environment and the sled is designed to land on wintery terrain.

DO NOT set up surveillance equipment to try to capture this once a year phenomenon. Not only is it distracting to the reindeer, but the frequencies between the camera and the electronics in the sleigh could cause some serious damage.

DO NOT remove icicles that might be hanging from your roof.  These help reflect light, making for a much easier landing.

Be more prepared and make your roof inviting and safe for Santa and his reindeer this year! This might even put you on the “nice list” for next year.

Wishing you a blessed Christmas,
From your friends at Mountaineer Insurance Services