Types of Holiday Lighting Styles
The holidays will be here before you know it! We are already getting prepared for our holiday lighting installation season here at Real Turf Solutions. If you are looking to get holiday lighting installed on your house this year, it's best to get on a service provider's schedule earlier rather than later. Today, we're going to tell you about the different styles of holiday lighting and decor you can decorate you house with this year!
Before we start breaking down the different types of holiday lighting styles, here's a video with Bryce explaining the actual materials used to create the styles we're going to talk about.
When it comes to lighting your house, there are two main styles of lighting you can get. The most common are fascia lights. The second are ridge lights. Some homeowners do a combination of both fascia and ridge lights.
Fascia lighting involves installing C-9 Christmas lights along the fascia of your home. Most homeowners only light the fascia on the street facing side of the house. These lights can be installed without any damage or alteration to the house. This is done using plastic clips which are then removed when the lights are taken down. The lights provide an elegant outline of the home.
Fascia lighting is the main type of holiday lighting installation that we do in the Macon area here at Real Turf Solutions.
Ridge lights are install along the ridges of the roof. Combined with fascia lights, they provide extra depth to your house's lighting. They generally carry a significant extra cost to have them installed though. Installing ridge lights requires extra skill, plus an increased risk of falling and being injured in the process of installing them. Special equipment may also be required on houses with steep roofs.
Ridge lights are typically an optional add-on rather than being included in a standard package. Some service providers may not offer ridge light installation at all due to the risks involved.
Tree Wrap Lighting
Tree wrap lighting is an optional holiday lighting method which can really highlight your landscape. It involves wrapping trees with strings of smaller LED lights. Usually, the lights will go up the tree's trunk and then spread out along the limbs and branches. This creates a beautiful highlight of the tree's structure. It also adds extra depth to your lighting design.
Tree wrap lighting can be installed on large or small trees. You can use it to highlight one particular tree that acts as a centerpiece in your landscape or multiple trees. If you have trees lining your driveway, getting them wrapped will create a beautiful scene to greet your holiday guests!
While most trees can be wrapped, it works much better on thinner trees. Wrapping a thick oak tree isn't really practical to do.
Greenery includes decorations like wreaths and garlands. You can get both lit and unlit versions of greenery decorations. Wreaths range in sizes from small to massive. You can mix lit and unlit greenery and various sizes of wreaths to create your perfect holiday decoration design on your house.
You can install greenery in a variety of places on your property. In addition to your house, greenery looks great on fences, signs, light poles, gazebos and many other places.
Greenery is often combined with red bows for extra color and festivity.
Border lighting is used to outline features in your landscape. It is great for subdivision entryway signs, as shown above. We've done this for several subdivisions around Macon and Warner Robins, GA.
You can also use border lighting to outline walkways in your yard, your flowerbeds, or other areas you'd like to draw attention to.
These are some of the most common holiday lighting styles you'll see this winter. If you are looking to get holiday lights installed on your home this year in Macon, Warner Robins, Perry, or other Middle Georgia areas, we can help! You can calculate an approximate cost of your custom package using our holiday lighting price calculator. Then, if you're interested, you can submit a proposal request.
Visit our holiday lighting information page for more details and to calculate your price now!
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In 09/2018 William started at Real Turf working in the field having never done manual labor before. He wasn't expected to last the first day. Terry recognized ways William could benefit the company more, and after 5 months of working full-time on lawn service and enhancement crews, William was given a position doing digital marketing, IT, & quality control work.