Light Up Your Home For The Holidays

Did you know that the first electric lights made for Christmas were introduced by Thomas Alva Edison in 1882, just three years after his invention of the first light bulb in 1879?
Holiday lights along the roof line

Since their debut in 1882, holiday lights have seen many changes over the years. Today’s modern Christmas lights offer many benefits that our forefathers would’ve never dreamed possible within the small, but complicated, inner workings that make up a light bulb.

Nowadays, most of the holiday lighting is made up of energy efficient LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting. LED light bulbs use modern technological advances to create a light that uses less energy to light, has a longer bulb life, responds faster to switching, exudes more robust and clearer illumination, and is gentler on the environment than its predecessors.

You no longer have to shy away from lighting up your home exterior so untangle those strings of holiday lights and start decorating.  Just like when picking colors for your home exterior, start at the top along the roof line and work your way down, adding lights to the best features of your home.  Last, add a spotlight to show off the wreath on your front door and your ready for all the holiday festivities!

And, while you're up on that ladder, take a close look at your roof.  Is it time to add a new roof to your wish list?  If it is, you'll be happy to know that just like with lighting, advances in roofing products have come a long way.  The award-winning polymer slate and shake roofing tiles manufactured by DaVinci Roofscapes are virtually maintenance free and far more cost effective than the natural product. These products have a 50-year warranty, are 100 percent recyclable and come in the absolute greatest selection of subtle earth-toned colors.  

No wonder "Reindeer-Resistant Synthetic Roofing" is high on Santa's Wish List!