While the smiles and happiness holiday lighting bring may be priceless, I’m betting you still want to know how much the festive décor is going to cost.
There are so many factors that affect the price — from the difficulty of the project to the products used — making it hard to give specific prices that cover all properties. An outdoor holiday lighting project could run anywhere from $500 to several thousand.
That’s a wide range, so to give you a better idea of the cost, here’s a look at what will affect outdoor holiday lighting costs.
One of the main cost determinants is the level of difficulty involved.
For a simple outdoor holiday lighting design on a smaller home, it’s going to be about $500 to $1,000 for the project. But, that price will go up the more difficult the work.
The higher up you want the lighting on your home, the more difficult it will be for the contractor. So, lighting a three-story house is going to cost more than a single story. The pitch of the roof also plays a role in determining the price.
Roofs can prove to be dangerous, especially when you add in winter elements like snow and ice.
There are even some homes that safety-minded lighting contractors will not service. We have had to turn some customers down because safety is our top priority, and no property is worth our lives.
The level of detail and intricacy required in the project will also play a role in the price. Lighting dormers, for example, take more time than your average window.
The more time and manpower that’s needed will affect that amount. For example, if the project requires one crew member to work on your project all day, the labor cost could be $300 to $500 — plus the products you want installed.
One of the most time- and labor-intensive tasks is tree wrapping. The price for this will depend on the tree’s volume, canopy size, height and how you want the tree wrapped.
It will be less if you just want the lights swirled around the tree, as opposed to wrapping each branch. The price for tree wrapping can range anywhere from $50 to $5,000.
It’s pretty simple: The more lighting and décor you want, the more it will cost. So, a larger install project will cost more than one on a smaller home.
But, you also need to consider the type of products you’re having installed. Landscape lighting companies use commercial-grade holiday products — not décor you find at your local retail stores. These products are designed to last for several seasons.
At Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah, we have some holiday lighting products that our customers have to purchase from us. Then, we install, remove and store them during the off-season. Other products don’t have to be purchased. We will let you know which products do and don’t need to be purchased, so you’ll know your upfront costs.
Beyond the type of product used, the outdoor holiday lighting cost will also be affected by how far away the power source is from the lights. It will take more work and cords for power sources that are farther away.
One way you can save money is by hiring a company that will do the job right the first time. If you don’t, you could end up paying for the project twice: once for them to install it and again later to fix what they did wrong.
We have years of experience with holiday lighting and will create a plan for your specific needs. After our initial consultation, we will bring you a design that incorporates your holiday lighting and decor wishlist.
With our lighting designs, you’ll have a choice between halogen or LED lights, which are more energy efficient than halogen. But, you should only use one type of light, instead of mixing and matching. The two types of lights are extremely contrasting and shouldn’t be used together.
Be wary of people who say they can install your holiday lighting a lot cheaper than anyone else. That probably means they are cutting corners somewhere.
You need to find someone who understands how to safely install holiday lighting and will service them throughout the season. Make sure they carry liability insurance and that their employees are covered by workers’ compensation.
Remember: Anybody can put up Christmas lights, but not everybody can do it well, install them to limit issues and be there to service them if there is a problem.
Hiring a professional lighting contractor to install your holiday décor will not only save you time, but it will also keep you from potentially hurting yourself in the process.
With Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah’s outdoor Christmas and holiday lighting services, you’ll pay one price for the lighting installation, removal, servicing and storage. Whether you want your roof trimmed with white lights or walkways lined with bright candy canes, we will work with you to create a festive lighting design that fits your budget.
Our team has been installing holiday lights for 15 years, and we have an extensive product inventory. We would love to come out and talk with you about your holiday lighting design.
Give us a call at 801-440-7647 to begin the holiday lighting design process. Or, fill out the simple contact form to schedule a free landscape lighting consultation.
Located in Midvale, Landscape Lighting Pro of Utah serves customers throughout Utah’s residential areas, including Salt Lake City, Park City, Draper and Holladay.
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