Holiday lights without homeowner headaches

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November, 2016

Exterior

Unless you live at Santa’s workshop, there are no elves available to hang your Christmas decorations. Many homeowners come to dread the scratches and chips that holiday lights, ornaments and decorations leave on their exterior surface.

This year, hang your holiday lights with confidence. Plastic clips are a widely used solution for light displays. Metal hooks and magnetic attachments also give your home a professionally decorated look without harming the surface. Some homeowners avoid the headache by using lawn ornaments. However you address these holiday hiccups, here are some tips to make your light display shine this year.

Stay Safe

Firstly, falling off a ladder or sparking an electrical blackout are Christmas lighting blunders that are all too common. For this reason, take a few minutes to think about safety. Always secure your ladder before climbing and make sure your lights are waterproof or water-resistant. Avoid decorating trees that are in contact with power lines. Take care with extension cords, as these could become trip hazards. Above all, you want to feel the Christmas spirit, not spark trouble.

Be Prepared

Every year, holiday lights help create the magic of the season. If you want a house that outshines your neighbors, do some research. For example, what color, size and brightness will best enhance your holiday décor. As a general rule, shorter strings of lights are a better investment, because they’re easier to replace if a bulb goes out. Before you deck the halls, the pros recommend making a plan. Look for electrical outlets and take measurements, so you can stock up on the right supplies and avoid an extra trip to a crowded store filled with holiday shoppers. Planning your holiday decorations will also minimize mistakes and any unnecessary marks or damage to your house.

Get Organized

Additionally, organizing Christmas lights can be done from the comfort of your warm home. When it comes to actually hanging the lights outside in the cold winter air, you’ll want to make sure it’s a quick and painless process. Staples, nails and tacks can damage the lights and your home’s exterior. These more traditional methods of display leave holes and chips outside your home. Plastic clips are a cost effective and time efficient option for hanging Christmas lights. These small, but durable clips attach lights securely to your home, without damaging the exterior. When considering the different kinds of light clips, factors like what kind of lights you’re hanging and on which surface are important.

Get the Right Supplies

Usually, shingles and gutters are common places to put light clips. These clips secure strings of lights to rough surfaces and are able to withstand harsh holiday weather conditions. Typically, they are made from sturdy plastic that attaches underneath the shingles or the edge of gutters. Depending on the lights, these clips secure the light bulb itself or the string that connects each bulb. Some lights come with plastic clips attached, but these may not be sturdy enough to hold against harsh weather. Plastic clips are cost effective, and give your home a professional look for the holidays. Other options that won’t damage your home are metal hooks or magnet attachments. Metal light hooks are tough and discreet. Many people leave them up all year. Magnetic clips attach to the bottom of each light bulb, which will connect them to any metal surface.

Try Something New

Lights and decorations reflect the joy of the season, but can cause stress for homeowners. Yard ornaments, inflatable characters and light projectors spread Christmas cheer without any attachment to your home. These festive decorations are easy to display and protect your home from exterior harm.

Enjoy your Holiday

In conclusion, It’s possible to have a dazzling display of Christmas lights without the headache of lasting damage. If you’re worried about potential scratches, paint chips or other ways hanging Christmas lights can deface your home, consider all the display options. Plastic clips, metal hooks and magnetic attachments will secure your lights and create a festive look that outshines your neighbors. Lawn ornaments and motion spotlights are a simple way to project your holiday spirit. These light display tips will help you channel your inner elf so you can transform your house into a holiday destination.

Stay Safe

Firstly, falling off a ladder or sparking an electrical blackout are Christmas lighting blunders that are all too common. For this reason, take a few minutes to think about safety. Always secure your ladder before climbing and make sure your lights are waterproof or water-resistant. Avoid decorating trees that are in contact with power lines. Take care with extension cords, as these could become trip hazards. Above all, you want to feel the Christmas spirit, not spark trouble.

Be Prepared

Every year, holiday lights help create the magic of the season. If you want a house that outshines your neighbors, do some research. For example, what color, size and brightness will best enhance your holiday décor. As a general rule, shorter strings of lights are a better investment, because they’re easier to replace if a bulb goes out. Before you deck the halls, the pros recommend making a plan. Look for electrical outlets and take measurements, so you can stock up on the right supplies and avoid an extra trip to a crowded store filled with holiday shoppers. Planning your holiday decorations will also minimize mistakes and any unnecessary marks or damage to your house.

Get Organized

Additionally, organizing Christmas lights can be done from the comfort of your warm home. When it comes to actually hanging the lights outside in the cold winter air, you’ll want to make sure it’s a quick and painless process. Staples, nails and tacks can damage the lights and your home’s exterior. These more traditional methods of display leave holes and chips outside your home. Plastic clips are a cost effective and time efficient option for hanging Christmas lights. These small, but durable clips attach lights securely to your home, without damaging the exterior. When considering the different kinds of light clips, factors like what kind of lights you’re hanging and on which surface are important.

Get the Right Supplies

Usually, shingles and gutters are common places to put light clips. These clips secure strings of lights to rough surfaces and are able to withstand harsh holiday weather conditions. Typically, they are made from sturdy plastic that attaches underneath the shingles or the edge of gutters. Depending on the lights, these clips secure the light bulb itself or the string that connects each bulb. Some lights come with plastic clips attached, but these may not be sturdy enough to hold against harsh weather. Plastic clips are cost effective, and give your home a professional look for the holidays. Other options that won’t damage your home are metal hooks or magnet attachments. Metal light hooks are tough and discreet. Many people leave them up all year. Magnetic clips attach to the bottom of each light bulb, which will connect them to any metal surface.

Try Something New

Lights and decorations reflect the joy of the season, but can cause stress for homeowners. Yard ornaments, inflatable characters and light projectors spread Christmas cheer without any attachment to your home. These festive decorations are easy to display and protect your home from exterior harm.

Enjoy your Holiday

In conclusion, It’s possible to have a dazzling display of Christmas lights without the headache of lasting damage. If you’re worried about potential scratches, paint chips or other ways hanging Christmas lights can deface your home, consider all the display options. Plastic clips, metal hooks and magnetic attachments will secure your lights and create a festive look that outshines your neighbors. Lawn ornaments and motion spotlights are a simple way to project your holiday spirit. These light display tips will help you channel your inner elf so you can transform your house into a holiday destination.

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