Hanging holiday lights outdoors is a very nice and inspiring project, but in the same time it is not so easy as many people who do it for the first time may think. There are safety concerns as well as aesthetic concerns, because it is quite difficult to create a beautiful and uniform effect when you are dealing with an area much larger than a room. Some people fail to buy enough lights, while others buy too many; some use them chaotically and the result is not aesthetically pleasing.
So, if you could use some tips, read on.
- Take a picture of your house and yard from a distance. In most cases, you will not have to go too far away; taking the pic from across the street will do just fine. All you need is to have a perspective – the same passers have over your home – that will help you to make a sketch of how and where you want to hang all those holiday lights to make your house and yard look really beautiful and festive.
- Make sure you have the right tools and accessories. Typically, you will need an extension ladder, a stepladder, measuring tape, outdoor extension cords, plastic light clips or plastic zip ties, an extension pole and power stakes.
- Make sure you use lighting installations designed for outdoor use and verify them before hanging them.
- Make sure you do not use LEDs and incandescent strands on the same circuit.
Find roofing companies San Antonio has locally as most of them are in the business of hanging Christmas Lights.