When it’s that festive time of the year again, everyone seems to have the same question in mind: “When should I start putting up my lights?” On one hand, putting up Christmas decorations too early may seem a bit tacky; however, waiting until the last minute has more than its fair share of stress with tangled light cords that may or may not have lasted the year. And sometimes, you might want to spare yourself the hassle and hire a local Christmas light installation service in Scottsdale, AZ.
Before you call the professionals at The Christmas Company to make your home look merry and bright or decide to do it yourself, consider a couple of things beforehand.
Whether you decide to set up lights yourself or hire an installation service, you should have a plan in mind. Do this as soon as possible and try not to go off the cuff.
To begin, pick a focal point; for many people, this is their entryway. Doing so will help focus your lights and make them seem less strewn about. Another thing to consider is the surface you’ll be hanging your lights on. Checking the flexibility and sturdiness of your shingles and gutters will help determine the best way to hang your lights.
If you choose to go with an installer, deciding on the optimal design can be made easier. Most companies will require a photo of the area you want lit, your budget, and any comments or suggestions to develop the best design.
For many people, the time to start decorating begins the day (or a few more) after Thanksgiving. For others, the lights go up before then and are turned on after. Regardless of your preference, always give yourself more time than you think. Having a buffer can give you time to go over all the details, like checking for any damaged or frayed cords. Doing so not only saves your display but also prevents property damage.