Holiday outdoor light-hanging tips


It’s no secret that the best time to hang your Christmas and outdoor holiday lights is before the weather turns wet and cold. Not only is it better to hang your lights in better weather, it is also much safer.

As a New Jersey roofing company, the importance of safely climbing ladders and working on the eaves of the roof can be a challenge in any weather.

Here are some quick tips to prepare for hanging your holiday lights this year:

  • Test your lights and make sure they are functional before it’s time to hang them.
  • Prepare your extension cords, hooks, and hangers ahead of time.
  • Shop early for your decorations in-store, or shop online.
  • Make a map of where your lights will go.
  • Use a tape measure to figure the number of strands you’ll need.
  • Measure the lengths of your house along the ground.

How to properly hang the lights along the eaves

To safely and easily hang your lights without damaging the trim of your home, use plastic clips along the gutters. These are strong enough to hold a light strand or extension cord. The truth is, you don’t need nails to hang your lights!

Check out this link by Better Homes & Gardens for more great tips on how to hang outdoor Christmas lights like a pro.

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