Buying a Yard Inflatable Decoration: Tips & Advice
Let’s talk inflatable yard decorations!
We spoke with three industry veterans for their advice on how to buy an inflatable. We also purchased one of the inflatables in this article (the dragon that you see above), in order to do a hands-on review. Along the way, we learned some basic tips:
• Secure your inflatable to the ground using provided stakes. This is important since even the slightest breeze can blow an inflatable over to the next state. Another tip: stake your inflatable early if it is winter—it is harder to drive a stake into frozen ground later!
• Some new inflatable have lights and animated features. These tend to be more pricey, as you might imagine.
• If your inflatable gets a tear, consider using transparent duct tape for the repair. This tape is most effective for large tears. For smaller tears, you can use a sewing kit.
• Factor the snow in. Most folks use a timer to inflate their inflatable during the afternoon or evening hours. If there is light snow, most inflatable fans can power through this—heavier or wet snow may require some work on your part to get it fully inflated.
After spending several hours researching quality and features, here are the best inflatables on the market today.