Make Your Home Merry and Bright
The most wonderful time of the year is coming up soon and we’re getting ready to see loved ones, wrap gifts, and deck the halls with all sorts of holiday cheer. If you’re like the J Bell Services team, you enjoy really getting into the holiday spirit and going all out with your decor.
When it comes time to decorate, there are a few things you must keep in mind to ensure a beautiful design, safety, efficiency, and removal of all the baubles and bulbs once the new year arrives. Read on for tips from the Dallas experts in holiday lighting and begin your journey to a merry and bright home this season.
Before you begin your holiday lighting installation, it’s important to have a vision in mind. If you go headfirst into the installation, you may run out of lights, use the wrong type, or end up not liking it and have to start all over again.
Take the time to look at the materials you have and plan how you’d like the design to look. Think about the architecture of your home and how you can highlight its beauty through the decorations.
If designing isn’t your strong suit, allow the team at J Bell Services to help! Our holiday lighting services take on all the design responsibilities to make sure your home’s lighting is the best on the block.
Long gone are the days of every other bulb not lighting up on your holiday string lights. Choosing LED bulbs will not only help keep bulbs fresh and working for many seasons to come, but they also use less energy to keep your home looking pretty. Finally, LED lights don’t emit heat, so they will not be hot to the touch and are easier to handle.
Hundreds of people are injured while installing holiday decor every year. Because of this, we urge every homeowner to follow these safety tips if installing your own decorations:
- Use a safe and sturdy ladder.
- Never work alone.
- Wear good, sturdy shoes.
- Work on a dry day and be cautious around ice.
- Don’t work on too steep a roof, it’s not worth the risk.
- Never use staples as they can damage your home and ruin the light strands.
The best way to stay safe when installing lighting is to leave it up to the professionals. They have years of experience working with lights, installing on tricky surfaces, and working in a safe and efficient manner.
One of the most irritating parts of holiday lighting is taking them down once the season is over. Many homeowners avoid this by leaving the lights up year-round, however, we do not recommend this. If left up all year, your lights can become damaged from constant exposure to all different kinds of weather. This will cause you to need to replace the lights more frequently, costing you more every year.
We encourage you to take down your holiday lights in a timely manner for your benefit. Just be sure to follow the same safety guidelines as listed above for installation. Once removed, try your best to store them in a way that will not leave a tangled mess for next year. Also keep them in a safe, dry place.
Professional Holiday Lighting
Of course, you can avoid design, installation, removal, and storage by using a professional holiday lighting company like J Bell Services. Our team will provide you with a clean design and installation, efficient LED bulbs, and safe removal and storage until next year comes around. If you have any questions about our process, or are ready to schedule your installation, give us a call at (214) 307-8783 or contact us online to get started.