75% of homeowners who complete an outdoor project for their home then have a greater desire to be at home to enjoy it.
Making exterior home improvements is as high of a priority for most homeowners as interior ones. Adding patio lighting changes the look and feel of your outdoor space.
If you're interested in improving your outdoor living spaces, like a patio, then adding professional patio lights is the answer. Read on to learn more.
Circuitry and Wiring
When you opt to hire a professional electrician, they can add new wiring circuits and get the lights where you want and need them.
If you work from current wiring, you don't have the same options to expand your lighting.
An electrical technician can add the wiring and connect it to your electrical circuits safely, so you can access power where it's needed.
Safety should be at the top of your priorities whenever you're considering electrical work. Not handling electrical correctly could result in dire consequences.
This is even more true with outdoor electrical. Because of the potential for exposure to the elements like rain, you want to know the electrical for your outdoor lighting is installed safely and won't create a hazard for you or your home.
Another important consideration when planning your outdoor lighting is the type of fixtures you'll be using.
You can get outdoor lighting at big box retailers. Yet, it won't be the same quality you can get when using a professional. They have access to lighting products that have architectural-grade components.
This means they are likely to last longer, in addition to having a professional installation.
Another reason to consider hiring a professional to install patio lighting is the option for various lighting techniques to use. If you install it yourself, you will likely have low lights along a path or around your patio area.
A professional can offer lighting techniques that provide lighting in several ways, including:
- Lights up in trees
- Deck Lighting
- Path Lighting
Using different types creates a pleasing aesthetic, and the lights feel like a glow all around you.
Safety was already mentioned as a motivation to hire professional installation for outdoor lighting. In addition to basic safety, it's important to ensure that any lighting you have meets all local regulations and follows electrical codes.
Electrical work that doesn't follow the code at installation can injure you or harm your home.
A professional electrician is likely to offer a warranty on their work. They will guarantee the installation and will likely also have warranties on the products they sell you as part of the installation.
Patio lighting can transform the look and feel of your outdoor spaces. They'll also be more functional with the addition of lighting.
If you're ready to start planning your outdoor lighting and want the expertise of a professional, we can help. Contact us today to get started with your patio lighting plan.