Hanging Christmas lights on your roof, banisters, railings and windows can be time consuming, especially if you are at the top of an extension ladder reaching to get that one last light hung just right. To hang Christmas lights like a professional, make sure you choose the right clips for your decorating. Here are a few pointers for choosing:
Clips for C7 and C9 Strands and Bulbs
If you decorate mostly with C7 or C9 strands, you will need a clip that can hold the larger bulbs and allow you to set the lights in the direction of your choosing. For these bulbs, we recommend an all-in-one clip because it can be used on gutters or shingles, has folding tabs for a tight grip, and allows bulbs to be hung horizontally on gutters or vertically on shingles. Use one clip per bulb for a straight, consistent look on you roof line.
Clips for Icicle Lights
Icicle lights are a traditional look for the roof line or entryway. When installing, you want to make sure that your icicle lights hang uniformly and do not dip in spots orlook sloppy. Our all-in-one plus light clip is the perfect solution for icicle lights. You stand the clip on your gutter and hang an icicle strand from the small hook at the base of the clip. These hooks can also hold mini lights or your C7 or C9 strands, allowing you to hang your regular Christmas lights as well as your icicle lights at the same time from the same clip for a layered lighting effect.
Hang Christmas Lights on Shingles
Shingled roofs present a unique problem when hanging lights. especially if you do not buy the right clips. Shingle tabs slide neatly beneath your roofing shingles, stand upright to display your lights for easy viewing, and will not damage or disturb your shingles. If hanging lights from gutters is not an option, rely on shingle tabs for your lights.
Hang Christmas Lights on Brick
The final frontier for Christmas light clips are brick homes. Brick presents its own set of issues when trying to hang lights. Rather than just give up, try our sturdy brick light clips for your decorating needs. Brick clips are specially made to snap onto standard brick sizes and grip the brick for a sturdy place to hang your lights. Brick clips are also the perfect solution to hang garland or wreaths on your brick home. If you have struggled to hang lights, try the handy brick clips to help decorate your brick facade.
There is a light clip for every type of surface you can find in your home. Whether looking to line your roof with lights or hang a large wreath on your brick garage, our Christmas light clip section has a solution to help you hang your lights.