How To Clip Christmas Lights To Your House

Adding holiday lights to your home is a terrific way to get into a festive mood.  There are many different clips you can buy to hang lights from your roof, gutters, around windows and doors.

How To Clip Christmas Lights To Your House

Here are some tips to get the job done right and to make sure you have enough clips.

  • Use a tape measure to determine the length of the area you want to install lighting too.

  • As a rule, you will need to install the clips at least every 2 feet or so. Do the math and then buy enough clips.

  • The least expensive option is to buy the clips that require you to climb up on a ladder to install. The clips are pliable and should not require a lot of force to stretch and install on the gutters for example.

  • There are a couple of makers that have a clip system that uses an extension pole and if you have a single-story home, you can install the clips and the lights without getting up on a ladder.

  • As you install the clips and lighting pull the cord of the lights gently to get the spacing right and avoid sagging wires. You are trying to achieve a clean outline of the home.

  • Do not overload the circuit you are plugging the lighting into. LED lights offer the flexibility to have more strands in a row without drawing too much energy.

  • Outdoor lighting should be plugged into GFCI protected outlets.


Published on 10/11/2021.
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