DIY Tips For Installing Christmas Lights
Updated: Mar 12
Hey Delaware, David Wyatt bringing you tip to install your Christmas lights in the New Castle county area.
As with any home improvement project it starts with having a great design, now most customers know they want lights but allow EvenFlow to help turn their dreams into a design but for DIY you need to have an overall game plan. Do not just “wing it” start with choosing a focal point, this maybe your roofline or entryway.
Next consider the surface where you want to hang your holiday lights. Heck your gutters thickness and shingle flexibility to determine how to easily hang your lights. Some of the most popular focal points is along your roofline or eaves, ay trees or landscaping you may have or start with stringing lights around your windows and doorframes, pillars, post or even deck railing. Another great place for your holiday lights to be placed is to stake your lights along your driveway and sidewalks unless you have a driver who may back right over them.
After you have selected a focal point you want to measure any straight lines to decide how many strings of Christmas lights your home needs, we do this with a measuring wheel from the local hardware store simply take the wheel and walk it across your yard to measure the distance and while your walking your measuring stick check for the power sources. Who wats a beautiful holiday display without a way to turn it on?
Once you have your measurements you will need to decorate those beautiful shrubs and trees; a good rule of thumb is 100 lights for every 1 1.2 feet of trees you want covered. A 6-foot tree needs 400 lights for a basic level of lighting. But if you want to be Clark Griswold then stagger two sets of lights side
by side and keep your distance closer to 8 feet apart, if your buying Walmart lights then you will notice the lights are 15 feet apart, with professional Christmas lights we generally use a foot between the C9 bulbs but the choice is yours. Remember to have fun with hanging your lights and get creative, or if hanging holiday lights is not your idea of FUN call EvenFlow of Bear Delaware for a hassle-free holiday display that will not disappoint. Our Christmas light installers are 100% insured and offer a 100% guarantee on our Christmas lights. We are ready to help take the hassle out of your Christmas so give EvenFlow a call.