Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights

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With the Holidays comes elaborate outdoor light displays. Yet such projects don't have to be purely DIY. Dave Lupberger explores hiring pros for the Holidays.
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Do you decorate for the Holidays? Would you hire a pro to decorate for you? Let us know your seasonal stories below. 


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Del A. from Ocala, FL on 11/28/2009 at 08:42 AM MT
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Yes,where can I find someone in Holland Mi
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Video Transcript for "Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights"
Lupberger on hanging outdoor christmas lights: Hi, I'm David Lupberger with ServiceMagic.com. With the holidays coming quickly, many homeowners are looking forward to hanging their holiday lights. But some would rather not do that work themselves. Today - the growing trend of hiring professionals to hang your holiday lights.

Let's face it. Hanging outdoor Christmas lights isn't always the best part of the holiday lights. You might be afraid of heights, or maybe it's the cold weather...or maybe you just prefer to relax instead of braving both. Now, entrepreneurs like Brad Kaupp have found a steady flow of customers who'll hire him to hang their lights.

Brad Kaupp/Accent Outdoor Lighting: We get everything from, "I used to hang lights in my house, but I'm getting up there in years and my wife doesn't want me climbing around on a ladder anymore," to "I broke my leg skiing," to "We just got this brand new house, I have no idea how we're going to hang lights on this thing...it's twice the size of the old one...we just don't know."

Lupberger on : Kaupp is a ServiceMagic.com prescreened home service professional. Because of the growing popularity of hiring out this kind of work, his company gets busier and has to start earlier every holiday season.

Brad Kaupp/Accent Outdoor Lighting: I think people are kinda...getting to the point where they realize it's dangerous to walk around on the roof, hang around gutters and on icy ladders when, when the weather's less than kind to you.

Lupberger on outdoor lighting: And some professionals in the business will even rent you the lights. Kaupp's customers clearly see the advantages of having him do their lighting for them...in terms of labor AND design.

Homeowner on hanging outdoor Christmas lights: We actually have it scheduled that they come out, you know, before all the holidays and craziness hits. They come out. They do it. We don't have to worry about lights going out. We don't have to worry about my husband getting on a ladder or my children helping out with that...so it's just...it's turnkey. It's really great.

Lupberger conclusion: So unless you just love the feeling of doing your own lighting, nothing can beat the convenience of hiring a professional to do it for you. To find a prescreened professional to hang your outdoor Christmas lights - or for any other home improvement project - go to ServiceMagic.com...Home Improvement, Hassle Free.
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