Staying Safe While Putting up Holiday Lights

If you want to decorate the exterior of your home for the holiday season and surprise all your neighbors, you need to consider some things to stay safe while doing this.

The exterior holiday lighting is a pleasure to watch, but it can be an ordeal for those who actually make the effort to put up those lights and decorations. To make things simpler, preparations must start before the holidays, with operations like stretching the cables, verifying the installations, adding the hooks and hangers and so on.

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Ideally, holiday lights placed on fences, roofs or through the yard should be installed when the weather is nice. Not only is it easier and more comfortable to do this in a clear day, but it is also much safer. Climbing the stairs and as Fort Collins roofing company professionals can tell you, working on the roof can be a dangerous challenge on snow or freezing temperatures.

Other tips for your safety:

  • If you are using an extension cord or a transformer, the connections must be sealed before putting on the outdoor lights. This way you won’t have a short circuit in case it rains or snows.
  • Avoid passing the power cord through the door or window, to prevent damaging it.
  • If you want to have an outdoor outlet for holiday decorations, call an authorized electrician to install it for you.

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