We know what you’re thinking, we haven’t reached Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Remembrance Day, and we’re talking about hanging Christmas lights. While we agree it does seem a bit early to talk about Christmas lights, we think it’s a good time to talk about outdoor decorations. It’s not too cold outside, it doesn’t get dark too early in the evenings (soon to be afternoons), and there’s still some time to do any outside home maintenance that should be completed before you start hanging your lights (and just because you put them up, doesn’t mean you need to turn them on 🙂).
If you’re not careful, you could damage your exterior in the process! In this blog post, we will give you steps to properly hang Christmas lights on your exterior without damaging it. Follow these tips and you’ll have a beautiful display up in no time!
Remember, always hire a professional for anything you don’t have experience with, especially when it comes to roofs and ladders.
Before you start stringing up those lights, there are a few things you need to do in order to avoid any damage. First, take a look at the condition of your exterior. If it’s in good shape, then you can proceed with hanging the lights. However, if there are any cracks or holes in the siding, you’ll want to repair those before proceeding. This will help you avoid any further damage to your home.
Next, gather all of the materials you’ll need for the job. This includes things like extension cords, ladders, and light clips. Once you have everything gathered, it’s time to start hanging those lights! Begin by attaching the lights to the eaves of your roofline. Work your way around the perimeter of your house until you reach the front door. From there, you can either hang icicle lights or wrap a string of lights around a wreath for a festive touch.
Extra Tip: Put up colour changing lights that allow you to control the colours. Once the lights are up, they don’t have to come down until they stop working, and you can light your house up in different colours for different occasions (ex: red, green, and white for Christmas, orange for Halloween, and so on). You can also use your lights for extra light when doing things in your yard in the dark.
As you’re hanging the lights, be sure to use light clips instead of nails or staples. This will help protect your siding from any potential damage. Once you’re finished, plug in the lights to make sure they’re working properly. Then, step back and enjoy your handiwork!
Hanging Christmas lights is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. But it’s important to do it safely so you don’t damage your home in the process. Follow these steps and you’ll be able to hang your lights with confidence!