Top 5 Decorating Tips from Professional Holiday Decorators

1. Balance: The key to a memorable holiday display

When it comes to designing and installing a clean and elegant holiday display one of the most important features is balance. If the lights aren’t evenly spaced or are too concentrated in one area it can throw off the entire look and feel. How can you achieve balanced holiday lighting?


2. Custom Cut

What truly separates professional Christmas lights from those available at the local hardware store is the ability to custom cut the wire to any home’s exact specifications. Custom cut lights give professional installers the ability to put lights exactly where they want them. This means they don’t have to find a place for extra footage or leave other sections of roof line short.


3. Height

When most people think of Christmas lights their thoughts immediately go to roof lighting but it’s important to consider the entire property when decorating. To balance lights that run along the roof line there are a number of lighting options at lower levels that help make the display look more full.

  • Highlight landscaping by lighting trees and shrubs
  • Accentuate windows by lighting their perimeter
  • Ground lighting for garden edges, driveways and walkways
  • Lit wreaths and garland offer day and night time decor



4. Depth

One aspect of a balanced display that is often forgotten is depth of light. This can be achieved in a number of different ways. One of the more stunning ways to add depth to roof lighting is extending the lights beyond the roof line and running them along the ridges. This creates an almost 3D appearance and highlights the unique features of the roof line.

Depth can also be added by lighting elements at both the front and back of the property. Very often this can be done through landscape lighting and selecting trees and shrubs that are both close to the as well as the street. Ground lighting that runs along the edge of a pathway or garden can also create stunning sight lines.


5. Be Selective

When it comes to decorating a property for the holidays less can very often be more. As mentioned, there are many ways to create a balanced look but in most cases it only takes two or three elements to really make it happen. A careful designer will take the time to recognize the unique features of any home and property and be selective when bringing them to life.

If you’re thinking that your home could benefit from a professional Christmas light display then give us a call today to book your free consultation! Call Us at 1-866-650-9930

Top 5 Benefits of Residential Christmas Lights

We have all been there, you put it off for as long as you could but the day has come, it’s time to put up your Christmas lights. It’s cold out and that ball of lights from the basement is a tangled mess. You’re up and down a ladder all day and the worst part is you have to do it all over again in the new year.

This season, leave the decorating to us. Christmas Lights by Skedaddle is a premier holiday lighting company with experts in over 300 markets across North America including the West Island. For over 25 years, we have been taking the hassle out of holiday decorating by designing and installing memorable displays that enhance your home’s unique features and landscaping. Our professional and courteous staff take care of everything from start to finish, including:

  • Complete Design
  • Professional Installation
  • Maintenance throughout the season
  • Timely take down
  • Storage


Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Christmas Lights Service


  • Completely customization decor

As our service starts with a free, detailed, design consultation.  One of our decor experts will come to your home, help you choose your magical display and show you a mock up of what to expect, giving you the chance to see if first!  With thousands of designs, colours and accents to choose from, you can be as creative as you want to be and also change it up from year to year.

  • Hassle-free & Stress free holiday lights

Christmas Lights by Skedaddle has over 100 trained and certified technicians in ladder and roof safety, so they know their way around the home.  Avoid cold ladders, tangled lights, and icy shingles by utilizing our 30 years of experience. Ensure the perfect Christmas display with precise, clean and professional installation.

  • Get the value out of your professional lighting service

As professional holiday decorators we take pride in offering our customers high quality LED lights that are made to order, custom to your home and maintained all year round.  From the time we install, to take down after season, and storage, we are committed to maintaining your lights so that you can truly enjoy everything that the holidays bring. In addition to unscheduled, regular checks to ensure your lights stay lit, we offer full maintenance calls anytime, at no extra cost.  Just call and enjoy, it’s that easy.

  • Timely Take Down once the holidays are over

The holidays are a great time to enjoy the beauty of the winter season.  Time with family, christmas lights, carols and presents – sounds amazing.  It is also very tiring and a lot for any family, this is why not having to worry about taking down your lights, wreaths, and Santa Claus while the snow is melting, your property is cold & wet, is key! Avoid the hassle of cleaning off the decorations, packing them finely and finding a place to store them, leave to us!

  • Avoid the clutter of storing your lights

As we strive to really make Christmas special for families we want to take care of everything for you, that is why we also offer storage of the lights and decor your using.  Once we take everything down, we clean, sanitize, and neatly wrap everything so that it can be stored in our warehouse and marked for your convenience to use the following year!  This also helps you save as you avoid the initial measuring, planning, and building of your lighting display.


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Shine Brighter With Christmas Lights by Skedaddle

With Christmas Lights by Skedaddle, it’s our commitment to quality that makes the difference.

Skedaddle is committed to an environmentally responsible approach to Christmas decorating by promoting the use of LED lights for all our displays. These lights glow brilliantly, consuming approximately 90% less energy than traditional incandescent lighting.

Our lights are brighter and our wreaths and garland are lusher than anything you can buy from your local retailer. When it comes to installation everything is custom cut to your home’s measurements and our clips and fasteners won’t damage property.

All our Christmas lights and decorations are manufactured to our exact specifications, including longer-life bulbs and lush and fuller greenery. We also use only CSA and UL-rated outdoor extension cords and a variety of property-friendly installation accessories. We stand by the outstanding quality of all our Christmas lights and home decorations.


Retail lights with one LED diode

The difference: LED lights with 5 diodes, which means 5 times brighter!


Call for your free Christmas Lights quote today and be the brightest home on the block. Call Us at 1-866-650-9930

Christmas Lights by Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – A Perfect Partnership

Bill Dowd is the Founder, President and CEO of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. Bill established Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989, recognizing the need for professional urban wildlife control focusing on humane removal methods.

Bill has grown Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control to one of the largest urban wildlife control companies, with over 50 service vehicles in hundreds of communities across Canada and U.S.A.

Outdoor Christmas decorating is the perfect service to offer during the winter months when most of our urban wildlife are in hibernation. Along with our locations, equipment and highly trained staff, Christmas Lights by Skedaddle provides clients with captivating displays and exceptional service that are truly second to none.

Christmas Lights by Skedaddle is the best add on service for our franchisees who all operate and offer humane wildlife control . With the busiest times being October through January (approximately 100 days/year).

Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has the manpower, equipment, and training to ensure that all safety and technical standards are met. This allows Skedaddle trucks and technicians to be available and equipped to install Christmas Decor lights and other decorations faster and more accurately than our competitors.

Our commitment to customer service excellence is second to none and backed by celebrating our 30 years in business!


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