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Use Your Gutters to Hang Your Christmas Lights

December 2nd, 2016 | No Comments »

Our homes depend on our gutters and they prevent our homes from getting severely Use Your Gutters to Hang Your Christmas Lights damaged by water. However, gutters serve am event greater purpose in December.

Gutters help us hang our Christmas lights onto our homes, making them secure and even all the way around the roof.

An important part of hanging your Christmas lights from your gutters is getting accurate measurements before doing so. You’ll need a tape measure to measure to the base of your home along with any peaks, turns, or corners. You should also be measure doors and windows if you plan to wrap the lights around them.

You also need to consider what power source you will use before you get started. For many older homes, power sources are only found indoors and you’ll have to run a cord outside. Most new homes do have power source access from an outside outlet which does make it a bit easier.

You should know how many feet of power cord you will need to make sure that you can plug your lights in.

Before you start climbing up your ladder, make sure you have all of the supplies you need to hang your lights. You’ll need your Christmas lights, Christmas light clips, a timer to set your lights to, adhesive hooks, and a light hanging pole if you have a higher roof or a peak you can’t easily reach.

In properly hang lights from your home, you’ll need to understand your roofline, gutters, and singles.

Light clips come in a wide variety of forms, all of which fit differently depending on your roof, gutter thickness, condition of shingles, etc.  Many light clips also hold different lights so you’ll need to understand which ones to purchase for the lights you’re hanging.

However, light clips do make hanging Christmas lights much easier.

They prevent your gutter from getting damaged, they tightly secure the lights, and they are easy to take on and off as needed. To simplify the process of getting the light into the actual clip, secure the light into the clip before you climb up your ladder so the bulbs don’t get broken and you don’t get unsteady.

Once complete these steps, you’ll be able to plug your lights in and enjoy them for the season.

If you notice any of your bulbs are not working, make sure the bulb is screwed in tightly. If it is, the bulb likely has just burnt out and needs to be replaced.

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Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights

December 11th, 2012 | 2 Comments »

With only a couple of weeks until Christmas, we know that some of you have procrastinated and have not put up your lights yet. Rest assured there is still time. The later you put the lights up, the longer they can stay up, right? We think so! Just remember to be safe while hanging your Christmas lights!

Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights:

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2. Measure & Evaluate – Have a tape measure handy to determine how many lights you will need and the length of the light strings that will work best for your home. Do not forget to evaluate your home’s surfaces and the type of light that will work best for your home. This will also help you determine the types of lights and clips that will work best.ble ladder, the right Christmas light clips, an outdoor extension cord, and an outdoor timer for the lights.

3. Choose the Lights – With the vast assortment of Christmas lights available choosing the right Christmas lights is not only a personal preference, but there is also a functionality factor. From icicle lights to the C7 and C9 bulbs, the choice is all yours!

4. Christmas Light Clips– Fortunately for us, there is a wide assortment of clips for hanging Christmas lights. Hanging lights from your gutters, flat rooftops or brick, make sure you choose the clip best suited for your home. You will also want to make sure the bulbs you choose will fit in the clips. “All-in-one clips are a great pick because they work with the largest variety of bulbs and applications.”

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Stay safe this holiday season!