Having a Christmas lighting installation in your home is one of those holiday traditions that are hard to forego. In fact, with the presence of a pandemic, many homeowners are all the more keen to injecting a festive flair to their properties in hopes of sending messages of hope and cheer to other people.
Numbers You Need To Know
The nationwide average cost for installing holiday lights ranges from $150 to $400. However, depending on factors like the size of the area to be decorated and the types of holiday lights to be used, Christmas lights installers can charge a higher or a lower fee.
To give you an idea, installing a linear foot of lights costs around $1.25 to $3. This price range is applicable if you already own the lights that are to be installed. It’s also important to know that installers typically charge twice as much if the lights are to be hung on the second floor of your home — and higher if the area to be decorated is the roof. This is to cover the expenses of the use of special equipment needed to do the job properly and safely.
The price of Christmas lighting installation also changes if you are requesting for tree wrapping (which has been the trend for the last couple of years). Generally, installers charge $10 to $20 per strand of incandescent lights (the typical lights installed in trees). For a 10- to 15-foot tree, you’d normally need five to six strands to loosely wrap it with holiday lights — hence your expenses will range from $50 to $120 per tree. If you want a tighter wrap, the price will logically go higher.
For shrubs and bushes, the average cost per strand of lights is $12. To loosely cover an average-sized bush, you’ll need two to three strands. Based on use figures, the cost of lighting up brushes with Christmas lights is about $24 to $36.
If you will be requesting for final touches from your Christmas lights installers, you also need to shell out more money. Just bear in mind this general rule of thumb: the harder your decoration to install, the higher the price will be.
As for Christmas light removal expenses, most professional installers charge around half of the cost of installing the lights.
Why Hire Professional Holiday Light Installation Services
Though you’d need to spend a significant amount of money if you want to brighten up your home with a professionally placed Christmas lighting installation, their services come with a lot of benefits.
First and foremost, you will have that peace of mind that your decorations will be safely installed in your home. Hanging holiday lights can be a dangerous task, so you will be better off if you let the experts take over this job. As an added safety precaution, choose a reputable company that is insured and uses the latest installation equipment.
Professional installers will also help you choose the most suitable lights for your home and assist you in creating a lighting design that reflects your personality and compliments that look of your home.