Professional Christmas light installation for next year should be on your mind as the holiday season draws to a close. The excellent job done on your lighting display was a welcoming winter wonderland but it’s exhausting to think of redoing. At the end of the season, it’s the best time to reflect on your light displays and the cost. Cost of the lights is one factor but peace of mind, time, and effort are also costs to be considered. It feels unforgiveable to not do your own Christmas décor and own Christmas lights but look at the big picture. Having professional installers means less energy spent on monotonous things and more time to spend on the best decorations.
Why Consider Professional Christmas Light Installation
While putting up your own lights is considered integral to holiday spirit, prioritizing is important. I use a light installation company to do my roof line and garland for our 150ft of fence, and trees. That way, I can spend time perfecting my display design and keep my solid decorations, inflatables, etc. looking their best. The big kid inside will then be able to experience the best Christmas without worrying about the power source. While extravagantly decorating your Christmas trees seems easy, recreating this outside can lead to a mess of extension cords. More concerning in exterior use is any outdoor event lighting is risky for tripped/blown fuses for amateurs.
High Quality Professional Christmas Light Installation
Christmas light installers have access to lighting options that residential Christmas decorators do not. Their professional Christmas lights are crisp and bright enough to even look good in the sunlight whereas standard ones don’t. The insurance certificates that they will have will guarantee the Christmas lighting installation stays in top quality the whole time. In practicalities, this means that all strings of lights will stay brightly lit and decorations will stay upright and strong. Imagine not scouring strip malls and shopping centers anymore for last minute outdoor holiday lights to replace your broken ones. Some companies such as RainbowHolidayDesign St will also allow you to collect and keep the lights once you stop using their services.
Individualized Light Designs
Included in the light installation costs are individualized colors, sizes, and types of lights. Professional holiday decorators will change the bulbs prior to the light installation process. This means your outdoor Christmas lighting can change drastically from past years designs. On our corner property, I have two different color schemes on our roof, one for each side. One side is a vintage scheme-red, green, and pure white, while the other side is a rainbow of colors.
All Inclusive Installation and Removal services
Taking down and storing outdoor lights and other holiday decorations can be daunting at the end of the Christmas season. Commercial Christmas grade lights won’t be stored at home, saving room if a new home is lacking storage. This is the best bet to keeping holiday light display ‘special’ as you won’t see decorations in storage all year. Also, you will be able to schedule your installation date and when they’re taken down so no need to worry. The lights will be up/down regardless of any hiccoughs in your schedule or surrounding atmosphere conditions.
Makes Short Term Displays Less Exhausting
Halloween decorating is applicable for such a short period of time that it almost makes large displays not worth it. However, playing into the fun of trick or treaters halloween night can excite even those who hate that holiday. Getting someone else to line the roof with orange lights or do a custom design will free you up. Then you can handle the scary inflatables or any good idea you may have for next year.
A Healthy Compromise In Your Professional Christmas Light Installation
If the cost of commercial lights is out of reach, consider an electrician for your holiday light installation. They will put up any Christmas lighting needs as long as you supply them.
The downside is that there will be no guarantees so if your purchase is faulty, it’s on you. As an anecdote, my brother in law and then an electrician helped me with my roof lights one year. Due to my disability, the in law first put them up before a two strings burned out. I then spent $300 between buying new lights and having the lights changed out. They lasted 4 days before burning out, so buyer beware. To mitigate this though, you could buy higher quality lights each year and swap them out for new ones every time.
This would still cost less than a lot of holiday lighting business’s would charge and would allow for incandescent lights. I don’t recommend incandescents, as discussed in another post, but if that’s your desire, you can get it that way.
Mitigating Customer Service Issues
To make sure the colder months are still lit with the best lights possible, take a page out the professionals handbook. For an extra charge, get commercial grade lights as a private citizen, turning amateur work into an amazing job.
Choosing Your Lights
When purchasing your own lights, please refer to my post on the sizes, types, and uses of lights. Also, refer to my theme ideas to help inspire your ideas. Your installer may not express a lot of opinions and/or once you’ve ordered in the light it’s too late. However, even if the new construction of your display doesn’t look how you want, it will delight your neighbors.
The most important thing is to make sure your holiday displays, in the long run, are sustainable. So if the workload is draining your joy, get a free estimate and any additional information you want. Your local Christmas light services will be able to give a free consultation and often share their years of experience. Regardless of who you choose for your decorating requests, you should get any type of design you envision. The company should be your team members helping to create a greater vision than last year.