Outdoor decorating can be a daunting task for the holidays. If you have ever tried to hang lights on the house, you know what I mean. My cousin broke his ankle last Christmas while climbing on the roof to put up his Christmas lights. You don’t need to let this happen. Getting your decorating done before the weather gets bad is a good idea. Some people start decorating in October in order to beat the ice, snow and cold.
First of all, if you do plan on climbing on a ladder, be sure it is stable. You can purchase ladder stabilizers at most hardware and home improvement stores that will help with stabilizing your ladder. It is always a good idea to have someone else around to help you. You should never climb a ladder without a spotter. Climbing onto the roof seems like a good idea, but if there is ice and snow on the roof, it’s probably not the best idea.
Using gutter hooks are the easiest solution for hanging the lights on the house if you have gutters. There are also hooks that slide under the first layer of shingles at the drip edge. Some people suggest using nails. This is not a bad idea if you want something that will stay up year after year to hang your lights on. However, if you are using nails, be sure they are galvanized so they don’t rust. You don’t want to have rust streaks down your fascia or siding. On areas that are not exposed much to the weather there are several alternatives made by 3M for sticky hooks that can be easily removed without damage to your siding or trim. Shop around, there are lots of choices for Christmas light accessories such as light clips, timers, and extension cords.
There are a variety of lights that you can purchase to install on your house.
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C9 Christmas Lights
The larger C9 bulb is just over 3 inches tall with a diameter of just over 1 inch (1.12″). The smaller C7 bulb is less than 2 inches (1.29″) tall and has a diameter of less than 1 inch (.86″).
The C6 is approximately 1” in length and ½” at its widest point at the base. The C9, C7 and the C6 also come in several colors…white, blue, red, green, even pink and purple are available.
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For bushes in your yard or around your house, it is nice to add net lights.
For decorating areas that it is hard to get electricity to, it is always an option to use battery operated Christmas lights
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There are also a number of lighted frames that you can purchase. You could choose Santa’s, holly, nativity scenes, doves, stars, snowmen, and just about anything you could imagine. These lighted frames can range in price from around $20.00 up into the thousands of dollars, so your budget may determine what you want to purchase. To see a large assortment of lighted frames go to…Click here to visit ChristmasMoon.com
Outdoor lighting can be as simple or as complicated as you choose. The choice is really yours. Another option is to hire the lighting done. In many areas there are small business owners that enjoy doing this type of work. If you are not sure where to find a lighting expert in your area, try asking an area lawn service, or even your local hardware store. Ace hardware in my town sells some commercial Christmas lighting.