Professional Tips For Putting Up Your Christmas Lights

Christmas is just around the corner which means that it’s time to dust off those reindeer and put up some decorations. Nothing is more heartwarming than seeing your home light up for the holidays, bringing cheer to everyone who passes by. Of course, you want your house to be the one that everyone on the block is jealous of and that’s why NJ Home Builder is here to help!

Over the past few holiday seasons, we have had the opportunity to put lights on homes all throughout Monmouth County! During our travels, we have developed these tips that will ensure that your home is the most stunning one on the block.

Plan it out

Before you even think about putting up that first light, make a plan for how you want your home’s exterior to be decorated. Do you want a ring of lights around your trees and house or would you rather have some spotlights and figures displayed on the roof? Will you want to use inflatable characters or plastic ones? There is a lot to consider with the nearly unlimited options you have. Take some time to come up with a game plan before you begin unpacking those Christmas lights and snowmen. Once your plan is set, be sure to contact us! We’ll make ensure that your plan is executed to perfection.

Take proper measurements

Nothing is more frustrating than getting your lights up only to discover that they are just a few feet short, leaving your home without the complete holiday look. This is why getting the exact measurement of your house’s exterior is key to putting up an awesome Christmas display. This will save you from the major headache of having to scramble to find the right amount of extensions and lights to complete your display. Take some time to measure your home before the holidays kick off, you’ll be thanking yourself later.

Set a Timer

No one wants to get up at 2 in the morning because you forgot to turn off the Christmas lights. The best way to avoid this is to install an automatic timer into your display. You’ll never have to worry about turning everything off manually again with this addition. The timer allows you to choose when your lights come on and when they are turned off, all of which is done automatically. We are happy to install a timer along with your lights, allowing for you to enjoy the holiday season.

Ensure All Lights Are Waterproof

Weather is the single biggest challenge any light display has to overcome. This is why it is so important that you make sure all of your outdoor lights are waterproof. The last thing you want is for your lights to short-circuit the second they are hit by a raindrop. When you purchase your lights, make sure to check the box for a waterproof label and the mark of the Underwriters Lan (UL). This means that the lights have been tested and approved by the American National Standards Institute to ensure maximum quality. Waterproof lights are a must for any holiday display, no exceptions.

Our expert staff has years of workmanship and experience ensuring that they will be able to set up your Christmas lights exactly as specified. We also offer a variety of other services to help your homes exterior and interior look perfect. Be sure to check out our blogs for more great tips on your home and construction. Don’t wait, contact us right away to make your house the talk of the town this Christmas season!

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