I want to have my house decorated, what do I need to do?
Go to our Contact Us page and either send us an email or call us requesting a free estimate. We will want to discuss your preferences for color(s) & design as well as any vision you may have for your display. After viewing your home (either remotely or after an onsite visit) we will go over our custom design with you and provide a proposal.
How much does it cost to have my house professionally decorated?
The price will vary by difficulty and size, but our minimum quote to complete a project begins at $1,500. A typical home will cost in the range of $1,500-$2,200 depending on what they would like decorated. Our payment structure requires 50% deposit prior to any work being performed and the remaining balance paid after setup is completed. We accept checks, credit cards, cash and Chase QuickPay.
Do you offer Packages for your services?
Because each home is unique and we want to make your home look it’s best there is no package that is right for your home. We can certainly provide options within your price range that maximize the amount of decorating that is within your budget and/or design a custom look for your home but in the end there is no set amount of lights or garland that will work on every home. Even wreaths will fit appropriately for certain home but be too large or too small for others, be wary of anyone that try’s to sell you on a one size fits all package as they do not exist.
Do I need to buy any lights, cords etc?
No, we will provide everything you will need to create the display from the lights to the timers that turn the lights on and off.
I have my own lights and cords; can you just use the ones I have?
Our goal is to provide the highest quality possible to our clients, and the only way we can ensure that is by using all of our own material.
Do your quotes include buying or renting the materials from you?
We are a rental based company. All of our quotes will include rental of materials, setup, takedown, and all the necessary materials to complete installation (cords, timers, etc). When we remove the display, we will take everything back with us, so you will be renting them for the season. The following season this means you can change colors or what you want decorated without having to worry about what you own.
Do you use LED or Incandescent lights?
We use only Comercial Grade LED products on your home. With significant improvements in recent years the advantages of LED over Incandescent have moved us away from Incandescent all together. The details of which we’d be happy to discuss with you in more depth.
What are the benefits of LED lights?
LED lights have become the preferred holiday lighting bulb. LED lights utilize considerably less energy thus being green and saving some “green”, based on our calculations LED lights will save you approximately 60-70% on your electric bill. Also, the LED lights are completely sealed, so wet weather is less likely to trip the GFCI on your receptacles.
Will I have enough outlets/power for the display?
During our free estimate we will investigate what outlets you have and if we feel there will be a power problem, we can either design the display around what you have available, suggest alternative options or recommend a licensed electrician to make sure there will be enough power.
When do you start setting up the lights and taking them down?
We provide our customers a range of dates to select from for both setup and takedown. We begin setting the lights up starting in October and continue til mid December. We start taking down some lights days after Christmas until late February depending on the customer’s preference. A limited number of specific premium installation dates are available for an additional cost if you need your project completed on a specific date.
There is snow on the ground/roof can you still set up my lights?
We are a weather dependent company, but will make every attempt to decorate your house as we had originally quoted. If there are unsafe working conditions we will reschedule the appointment if the conditions change.
Are you insured?
Yes, we have a liability policy and can provide proof of insurance at your request.
What happens if there is a problem after you install the lights?
We will do whatever we can to ensure your display is working for the entire holiday season. If something is not working properly simply call or email us and we will dispatch a maintenance crew to your home within 48hrs at no additional charge (major area wide weather events may delay response and repairs). Repairs because of weather, animals or acts of god may not be covered.
Why should I choose your company over the other companies out there?
There are many reasons why you should choose us for your decorating needs. We have specialized in Christmas Light installations for 20+ years and have thousands of satisfied clients. Our products include single molded sealed mini lights, SMD (Surface Mount Diode) C9 bulbs and commercial grade garland and wreaths (these are not products you are able to get off the shelf at the local hardware store). In addition all of our employees are company badged and trained in-house so you won’t have subcontractors onsite in the middle of the night or installers that are not prepared to complete your project. Our program is set up to give our customers the best products and the most value for their money while allowing them to enjoy the holidays with our “No Hassle Holiday Decorating”.
How do I rent just the lights from you to install myself?
You can visit Rent the Holidays at https://rent-the-holidays.com and order the same lights the professionals use and install them yourself.