‘Tis the season to be jolly! The holidays are quite an exciting time. During the holiday season, you can look forward to time off work, delicious meals, spending time with family, and decorating festively. If you own a wooden fence, then you know all about all the charm and warmth that they add to a home. Why not zero in on that warmth by adding holiday lights into the mix? Here is a guide to hanging holiday lights on your wooden fence.
A Guide on Nails and Staples
We suggest that you use all-season lights and affix them to your wooden fence using permanent clips. If you decide to use fasteners that will penetrate the wood, think about the specific wood type that you have. Older fences may crack or break when you use nails and staples. Woods like Red Cedarwood are rot-resistant and ideal for nails and staples.
An Alternative to Using Nails and Staples
Nails and staples are the traditional way of making sure that holiday lights stay secure to a wooden fence. However, you should also consider using outdoor twist knots. If you have a painted wood fence, make sure that the ties blend well with the color of your wooden fence. It’s common for holiday lights to come on green, black, or white strings, so make sure that this coloring is complementary.
A Guide on Testing Lights
Nothing ruins a fantastic holiday like a fire emergency. Fires during the holiday are entirely avoidable. Because wood is synonymous with catching fire, you want to make sure to test your lights before placing them on your wooden fence. Many homeowners make the mistake of using holiday lights past their lifespan, making them a safety hazard. If you notice unlit bulbs, or any of the strands flickering, or a shortage of any sort, you should buy a new set of holiday lights to decorate your wooden fence. We advise that you always choose outdoor lighting. You can never go wrong with LED lighting.
For more tips and guides on wooden fences and fence safety, make sure to keep reading our blog or give us a call. We hope that you make the most of your time off this holiday season.
Happy Holidays From Hercules Fence
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