It’s that time of year—many of us will be ascending and descending our attic stairs bringing down our Christmas lights. You know the drill—uh, fun. The untangling, the burned-out or missing bulbs, etc. Fortunately, lights have come along way in the last few years and that helps keeps a smile on your face while decorating.

Most lights now are LED, which, just like your indoor bulbs, are designed to last much longer than traditional bulbs. Also, in addition to being much more energy-efficient, the colors are much more vibrant. I recently found some color-changing bulbs that actually can be all white or multicolor. You can even set them to fluctuate from white to multicolor.

So if you will be hanging Christmas lights this holiday season, here are a few quick tips to take into account:

  1. Always follow the manufacturer’s suggestion as far as the number of strands to string together on one circuit. You can still run more lights from another plug.
  2. Pick up some plastic roof clips that are designed to work on both gutters and shingles. They are inexpensive and will prevent you having to use a staple gun or nails.
  3. Make sure you do this with a partner. Whenever you are working on a ladder, it is best to have someone around to help. At the very least, let a neighbor know so they can be watchful if you were to fall or have some other accident.
  4. Many companies today, like lawn and pest control companies, will install Christmas lights on homes. If you don’t like ladders, this is definitely the way to go!


If you are already up on your ladder, it would be a great time to inspect your emergency drain lines and install our product, The Dauber Stopper.

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