hanging lights on gutters
With the holiday season right around the corner, homeowners are already hanging lights on gutters. We already posted a blog about hanging lights on gutter guards which you can still ready up about if you’re looking for ways to just attach them to your gutters, if you don’t have gutter guards on your home and the fascia board is much too low for your tastes.
We suggest using all-in-one gutter clips. They will hold the lights and firmly attach to your gutters. They’re also light so your gutters will not be strained in any way.
Before you start hanging gutters it’s important to plan.
Choose the style and colors of lights you want to use. LED lights not only save energy but you can connect up to 25 strains. This could save you a lot of time, money and planning on where to plug in all the extension cords you’d need. With Incandecent lights you can only connect 2-3 strains.
Next you need to choose where you want to place lights. We suggest drawing and outline of your home and marking where you want lights. Popular places to hang lights are:
- Bushes/ Trees
- Window/Door Frames
- Planters/Window Boxes
Choose 2-3 places and plan if you want to use regular bulbs or icicles. Also if you want to use colored, white or a mixture. Just don’t overdo it. Check your lights to make sure they’re in working order before you hang them. Do not use lights with frayed wires. This is a fire hazard.
Make sure to have a helper to help it go faster and to help you keep it straight.
Ladder safety is also an important part too. To learn more about ladder safety check out our ladder safety post.
After you get all your lights set make sure to use a timer. That way you’re not wasting energy during the day and you don’t need to keep your lights all night.
If you follow these few steps, hanging lights should be a breeze this year. Just make sure to choose a night, dry day. Also make sure your gutters are clean before you start hanging lights. If not this could cause problems and a big mess to clean up.
For a free estimate on gutter cleaning, repairs or adding gutter guards, call us today! Our experienced team will take the guess-work out of the process, and ensure that your home is protected.
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