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Should I Install Outdoor Lighting?

Outdoor lighting is an excellent addition to any home. It can highlight features of your home that you love and creates a more illuminated environment to keep you, your possessions, and your home safer.

Discourages crime

Homes in well-lit areas such as neighborhoods are well known to be less likely to be targeted for robbery. Lights cast shadows and make movement around homes more easily visible to neighbors, security cameras, and your home’s residents. Your home is less likely to be targeted for burglary when lights are around to make potential thieves more visible.

Thanks to smart technology, you can even set your lights to a timer to make you feel more at ease while you’re away. Pairing your home lighting system with a timer ensures that you can turn the lights on at night and off during the day. This gives the impression that someone is watching the home and is keeping an eye out for any intruders.

Increase your safety

Having a well-lit home can also increase the safety for the residents of your home as well. Whether the dog needs a last minute potty break or your daughter is bringing the car home late, having a well-lit exterior can prevent unnecessary accidents from occurring.

Having lights on walkways outside prevents anyone from tripping over cracks or uneven steps that may seem invisible in the dark. Pulling a car into the garage for the first time can seem intimidating when you aren’t sure where exactly the door ends.

Adds Home Value

Even if you don’t plan to move right away, life happens and changes take place. Homes with well-lit exteriors are more attractive to buyers and can improve the value of your home upfront. Landscaping is one of the first things a potential buyer sees when they are checking out a home and can be a big draw.

Better Exterior Decoration

When you add outdoor lighting to your home, you get the chance to really be creative. Maybe your back patio needs some extra lighting so you can keep gatherings going well into the evenings. As we’ve already covered, lighting along walkways outside add a nice touch aesthetically, but also increase safety for all residents.

When you install the lighting yourself, you get to choose the areas you wish to highlight. A beautiful tree takes on a new dimension of appreciation with the use of precisely placed, angled lighting in it or near it. Architectural details of your home can be highlighted with a multi-light arrangement that brings out the shape and details of it.

Different seasons of the year will change the foliage for most landscape plants. Use lighting to draw attention to this natural beauty and really show off your landscaping.

Outdoor lighting provides many security, safety, and aesthetic perks to your home. Whether you’re looking to increase your home’s value or your ability to entertain guests at all hours of the evening, or if you just want to prevent any accidental slips or falls on your property, outdoor lighting is the right investment for you.

All Services can help you choose and install the correct exterior lighting for your needs and your home. We have over 25 years of experience to help you light your home and stay safe year-round. Contact a member of our team today!

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