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Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by NorthernLawns, Oct 8, 2007.
Do you think Christmas lights should go on top of the gutter or under the soffit?
depends on the application
---year round- under soffit
---seasonal -- under shingles
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.
Be replacing alot more bulbs if they point up( water corroding)
shingle tabs help point out and slightly down.
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.
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.
shingle tabs- as straight as an arrow!
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.
all -in -one clips from holiday light source. perfectly staight, and does not damage the house.
Nice Dave, are you finding yourself busy yet?