Like it or not, November is halfway over and Thanksgiving fast approaches. After that comes the chaos of Black Friday and the lead up to…gulp…Christmas!
Here’s your yearly reminder that you can in fact hang Christmas lights on LeafGuard gutters, and it’s easier than you think.
All it takes is some gutter clips and a little time up on the ladder. With LeafGuard gutters, you might be pretty unfamiliar with using your ladder for gutter purposes. Don’t worry! It’s just like riding a bike. A few things to remember:
- Make sure the ladder is sturdy
- To be safe, hang the lights with a partner or spotter
- Hang them in daylight and then test once it’s dark out
- If your lights have clips built in, you’re all set. If they don’t, you’ll have to purchase gutter clips separately.
But what if my lights are going somewhere else other than my gutters? In case you were wondering about hanging Christmas lights somewhere else, utilize these resources below to have your property glowing with holiday cheer.
Hang Christmas Lights on Brick
Brick houses are completely protected from big bad wolves, but they can be a royal pain when it comes time to hang Christmas lights. Luckily, there are actually two methods to work around this. There’s the one that uses hot glue:
And then there’s the method that uses masonry nails. It’s completely a matter of preference and of what type of tools you are comfortable using.
Hang Christmas Lights on Vinyl Siding
The key with vinyl siding is not damaging the integrity of the panels themselves with nails or screws. What you need are vinyl siding hooks, detailed and demonstrated in this video:
Hang Christmas Lights on Wood Trim or Shingles
The same “no damage” goal goes for wood trim or shingles, but the solution is different. The Natural Handyman says that that most commonly used clip for attaching lights to wood shingles is the plain shingle tab. These clips are designed to easily fit the two most common sizes of Christmas lights.
Hang Lights Outside Without Nails
As you’ve seen, there are a number of options for getting your lights up outside your home without leaving a collection of unsightly holes. Consider hot glue or the different clip solutions in order to fit the need to the material of your home.
Whatever surface you are hanging lights, be sure to be careful, be prepared, and be creative!
Finally, watch this video from Lowe’s that gives you a full plan for hanging lights in the most efficient way possible: