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How to Hang Christmas Lights

from Your Gutters Like a Pro
With the snow beginning to fall in Minnesota and the holiday season approaching, one way to get into the spirit of the season is to hang Christmas lights. While you may not want to have lights on the same scale as the Griswold’s, you can still make your house look like a festive winter wonderland by hanging lights on your gutters. They are a great way to add a jolly ambiance to your home for the holidays.

Here are some tips on how to easily hang Christmas lights from your gutters, just like the pros!

Ladder Safety Tips

Before you begin, always choose the right ladder for your project. Make sure it's high enough so you can work safely. Place the ladder so that the base pads are level on the ground to prevent skidding, and always make sure the ladder is sturdy before climbing. It's also a good idea to have a friend or family member on hand to spot you and hold the ladder steady to keep it from sliding or falling over.
Gutter Clips

The first step to hanging your Christmas lights is to get some gutter clips. Gutter clips will make the job more manageable while protecting the gutters from damage. If you have standard gutters, you can find gutter clips at Lowes, Home Depot, or a local hardware store. They are usually made of plastic and hook onto the gutters easily. Most gutter clips will work for whatever kind of lights you intend to use. Test the lights before stringing them to make sure they are working. Then slide the Christmas lights through the slits in the gutter clips one at a time.

Adhesive Clips for Gutter Guards

If you have gutter guards that make placing the clips difficult, adhesive clips are available as an alternative. However, the adhesive hooks will stick better on clean surfaces, so if your gutters are visibly dirty on the outside, you may want to wipe them off first to remove dirt or debris. To attach adhesive gutter clips, press them firmly to the front of the gutters and string the lights through the slits.

Neighborhood Cheer

Once you have hung your lights, you're ready to turn them on and enjoy them! You'll be spreading good cheer throughout your neighborhood by making your home merry and bright this holiday season.

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With 20 years of experience in the gutter industry, we are available to handle your gutter repair, or new installation year-round. Many customers are surprised to hear that we work in the winter months too. Yes, we do—and we enjoy being outdoors and completing projects expertly!

To learn more or request a free estimate, call us at 612-834-0664. We would be happy to answer any questions about gutters for your home.

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