It’s the holiday season, and just like everyone, you must also be looking forward to decorating your house. Hanging holiday lights may seem like a tiring job, but this article will help you in doing so in less than two hours. Remember that the best time to decorate the house is when the weather is not too harsh, so that you can easily stay outdoors and work on the roof. If you want to decorate the lights right before Christmas or New Year’s Day, then you can at least get started with arranging the hooks an organizing the extension cords.
Get the Materials
Make sure you have bought all the materials beforehand. If you want to reuse old Christmas lights, then take them out and see if they are still functioning. If you want to purchase new ones, then consider getting LED lights, which includes the following:
- C7 light bulbs
- C9 light bulbs
- Icicle string lights
- Mini lights
Timers make things so much easier. Just set the timer at a specific hour, and the lights will be switched on and make your house the highlight of the entire neighborhood.
Get Light Clips
Light clips can help you in hanging the lights over railings, doors, windows, shingles, passages, and even gutters.
Get the Tools
You will need some additional tools. Such as:
- Adhesive Hooks
- Light-Hanging Pole
Make sure you have a measuring tape with you to measure every surface you want to work on. You can’t know beforehand about how many lights you will need, or how long the string lights should be. Just make things easier for yourself and measure the roof and the walls, so that you can have a rough idea about how to hang the lights.
Look At the Hanging Surfaces
You should be evaluating the shingles and the roofline to see if you need any special hook or adhesive for the lights. After you are done with this, look for power outlets. It is seen that newly constructed homes have an outdoor power outlet, whereas older homes need to use an indoor source. If you live in an older home, then measure the distance between the lights and the power source, so that you can get a suitable power cord.
There are so many different kinds of lights available in the market that you can use on your roof. If you buy stringers, then you will have a wide variety to choose from. On the other hand, if you will buy C7 and C9 bulbs, then you will have to place them separately.