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Placement of lights??

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by NorthernLawns, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. NorthernLawns

    NorthernLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Do you think Christmas lights should go on top of the gutter or under the soffit?
     
  2. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    depends on the application
    ---year round- under soffit
    ---seasonal -- under shingles
     
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Top of the gutter is the best because they can be seen from more angles, if you can visualize that...
    If they are under the soffits, many times if you arer looking at them from down the street you can only see one side of them becaue from the angle you are at part will be obstructed.

    Same goes for all the way around the house. Also, pointing up is the better way to go if you can.
     
  4. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    Be replacing alot more bulbs if they point up( water corroding)
    shingle tabs help point out and slightly down.
     
  5. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    we do pointing up. have not had corrosion issues on some of our 7 year old jobs. the all in one clip allows you to do pointing out on gutters or pointing up on edge of shingles. we don't install under soffits.
     
  6. ccondie

    ccondie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127

    are you guys just using those cheap plastic clips to put lights up and then when you get them up all the bulbs are pointed every which way? Please say you at least staple them to the soffit or something so they look uniform and straight.
     
  7. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    shingle tabs- as straight as an arrow!
     
  8. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    Yep, just those cheap plastic clips. the kind that HOLDS EACH BULB POINTING IN ONE CERTIAN DIRECTION.

    Staples... Well, go ahead and try that on a vinal or metal sided house, or anyone that actually CARES about their home.
     
  9. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    all -in -one clips from holiday light source. perfectly staight, and does not damage the house.
     
  10. (wi) Roots

    (wi) Roots LawnSite Member
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    Posts: 152

    Nice Dave, are you finding yourself busy yet?
     

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