Plan the Best Lighting Display Ever with a Holiday Lighting Consultation

Holiday lighting consultations are a new Fielding Tree & Shrub Care service, coming to you this August. Our skilled professionals have the time, talents, and products to make yours the best lit house in the neighborhood this holiday season. Learn why you should consider professional holiday lighting services and what to expect during a consultation.

Maybe you just scored some shopping deals during Christmas in July, but you probably aren’t thinking about the holidays just yet. At Fielding Tree & Shrub Care, we are feeling festive a bit early this year because we are offering a brand new service- professional holiday lighting! 

We know that as soon as fall begins the calendar starts to fill up fast, so holiday lighting consultations will be available beginning in August. Don’t miss this opportunity to custom design a stunning lighting display months in advance, taking one more thing off your busy holiday to-do list!

What Can I Expect During a Holiday Lighting Consultation?

A holiday lighting consultation is a stress-free, low-pressure way to learn more about the holiday lighting design and installation possibilities for your home. There is no commitment required. Just a friendly meeting to discuss lighting design, products, and rates.

Property visit

All holiday lighting consultations will take place on-site. Our team needs to see and assess your home, its architecture, and landscaping to consult on what designs and products are feasible for using your property.

Design

The consultation is an opportunity for you to share photos of inspiration and your vision for what you would like your holiday lighting design to look like. Feeling uninspired? Our creative crew can make suggestions and draft a custom design to suit and accent the unique features of your property.

Products

During a holiday lighting consultation, you can learn about the different lighting products available and what makes them durable and unique. There are many different products to choose from and a professional can guide you towards which products will achieve the look you want or what may be most appropriate for your property. 

Why Hire Professionals for Holiday Lighting Services?

You might be thinking, I’ve been hanging my own holiday lights for years, why stop now? But if you’re honest with yourself, it’s probably a chore. Like lawn care and landscaping, holiday lighting is an aesthetic expression of caring for your property and displaying your personal style. Many homeowners end up feeling frustrated or disappointed with their DIY lighting job because they didn’t have the time, skills, or proper products to bring their vision to life. And no one wants to feel like a bah-humbug in December!

With the pressure to put on a stunning light show ever-increasing, and spare time around the holidays always decreasing, it makes sense to consider professional holiday lighting services. A simple holiday lighting consultation in early fall can set you up for a stress-free holiday season.

Here are just a few of the benefits of using a professional holiday lighting service:

Time

The time between Thanksgiving and New Years can be an absolute blur. There’s meal prep, traveling for family gatherings, school functions, work holiday parties, gift shopping, and wrapping, the list goes on and on! Not to mention the snow you’ll need to shovel or sidewalks you’ll have to ice as the Denver weather turns cold. With all of life’s other demands, you might just hang a wreath on the front door and call it a day on holiday decorations. Hardly what you had in mind, but you’re just too busy!

While there are plenty of reasons to consider professional holiday lighting services, saving time is probably at the top of the list. You should be able to be present in the moment and enjoy your holidays with loved ones. When you choose to set up a holiday lighting consultation, you’ll see that you don’t have to make any sacrifices. You can plan an incredible holiday display that you and your family can enjoy for months!

Safety

Scaling a rickety ladder to the roof during snowy and icy weather is inherently risky, but you might be surprised to learn that there are many types of injuries that commonly happen during DIY holiday lighting. Here’s a list of injury statistics from the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI):

  • Over the span of four years, an estimated 1,170 home fires per year began with decorations, excluding Christmas trees. These fires caused an annual average of 8 deaths, 54 injuries, and $19.1 million in property damage.
  • Christmas tree and holiday decoration fires result in twice the injuries and 5 times more fatalities per fire than the average winter holiday fire.
  • Approximately 150 home fires per year begin with holiday lights and other decorative lighting, causing another 8 deaths, 16 injuries, and $8.9 million in property damage each year.
  • Candles started 45% of home decoration fires.
  • December is the peak time of year for candle fires.
  • Christmas, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Day are the top 3 days of the year for candle fires.
  • Roughly 5,800 people per year were treated in hospital emergency rooms for falls associated with holiday decorations.  More than half of these injuries were caused by falls from ladders or roofs while decorating outdoors.
  • CPSC estimates that each year, about 4,000 injuries associated with electric extension cords are treated in hospital emergency rooms.  50% of these injuries involve fractures, lacerations, contusions, or sprains from people tripping over extension cords. 13% of these injuries involve children less than five years of age; electrical burns to the mouth accounted for 50% of the injuries to young children.

As you can see, the opportunity for injury is too great, not just for you but also for your family! The last place you want to find yourself during the holidays is in the emergency room. Make safety a priority by letting trained professionals take care of the holiday lighting installation. 

Weather

Is there anything prettier than holiday lights twinkling in a blur of snow? Of course, this is best viewed from a warm cozy spot on the couch, in front of the fireplace. Enjoy the beauty and festiveness of holiday lighting without laboring for hours in the frigid winter cold. 

Quality

How many times have you spent time and energy stringing lights, only to have bulbs burn out or half a wire go dark just days later? Lighting experts spend the offseason checking all the lighting materials thoroughly to make sure they are in working order and ready to go for the holidays. Holiday decor products available in retail stores are typically over-priced and lacking in durability. A professional lighting service can provide high-quality lighting products that shine brighter and have the durability to weather Denver’s icy winter storms. 

Custom Design

One of the major benefits of using a professional lighting service is achieving a stunning lighting design that you wouldn’t be able to execute on your own. You can bring all your Pinterest inspirations to a consultation with a professional light installer ahead of time to discuss specific looks and decorating ideas. Professionals will take into account the layout and design of your property, landscaping, and architecture as they consult with you to plan a design that is both safe and representative of your vision.

Installation

As previously mentioned, holiday lighting installation can be dangerous. Professional crews are trained to install lighting safely, caring for your home as if it were their own. They can produce incredible results efficiently with minimal disruption to your schedule or property. Your lighting display will be installed with fasteners and clips that can easily be removed and will not harm your home, cords will be discreetly hidden and tucked out of the way for safety.

Tear Down

After the holidays have passed the weather becomes more frigid than ever! Nobody wants to brave the icy January weather to deal with painstakingly taking down holiday decor and lights. When you determine you’re ready for the lighting to come down, a professional crew will arrive to take down the lights with the same attention to detail as when they installed them. You can watch from your window, inside where it’s warm! 

Storage

Holiday decor and lights can take up an incredible amount of storage! Not to mention the time and effort it takes to keep it all organized. More often than not, lights end up in a tangled mess, haphazardly tossed up into the attic or crawl space until next year. But there is a better way! After lights come down, professional lighting services safely package the products and take them away to be stored elsewhere. They test each lighting product after the season ends and before the next year to make sure everything is still working properly. 

Get ahead of the rush and plan a lighting display you and your family can enjoy this holiday season. To learn more, schedule your on-site holiday lighting consultation with our team today!