Friday, December 14, 2018

3 Tips for Hanging Xmas Lights on Your Roof Line in 2017

by JustinMax (writer), , January 02, 2018

Make the 2017 holiday season memorable. Use these tips to get your Christmas lights up and looking good.

Do you have your Christmas lights up yet? Want to make your roofline sparkle? You can use the tips provided in this article to make your 2017 light display better than ever.

Use Clips for a Profesional Look

It's possible to have a light display that looks just as good as the ones at professional venues. The reason that their lights are nice and straight is that they are using light clips to secure their strings of Christmas lights. It's really as easy as that. Homeowners simply have to evenly space light clips along their roofline and their lights will not sag. Light clips are easy to use and will make a visual difference in the light display.

A Light Timer Makes a Big Difference

Homeowners that don't want to have remember to turn their light display on can use a light timer. Timers are very easy to use. Homeowners simply plug the timer into an outdoor outlet, plug their lights in, and set the timer for when they want their lights to turn on and off. This is a great gadget for anyone who is forgetful or just too busy this time of the year to remember to turn their Christmas lights on every night.

Test Every Strand

Christmas lights don't last forever. That's why it's critical to test them before putting them up. Individual light strands can easily be tested by plugging them into a working outlet. If every bulb doesn't work, don't use it. Most people would agree it's better to find out a strand of lights doesn't work before it's put up.

Measure the Roofline First

The only way a homeowner can know the appropriate amount of Christmas lights to use it get an accurate measurement of their roofline. An easy way to do this is to use a tape measure. This is the only way to know the exact length of lights needed.

Prevent Light Overload

Homeowners that don't want to overload their circuit breaker when putting up a light display have two options. They can either use LED lights, which use a lot less energy or they can plug their lights into a power strip. At the very least, homeowners should avoid plugging their lights into one outdoor outlet.

Have a Little Fun

Putting up lights can take time. A great way to lighten the mood is to put on some music and invite people over to help. Good music and cheerful friends make any DIY project more enjoyable.

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JustinMax is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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