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For $1K pros will hang your Christmas lights

Would you pay professionals to hang your lights?
Posted at 11:08 AM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 14:11:38-05

Putting up holiday decorations is annoying and even dangerous, but is it worth it to pay someone else to do it?

"Christmas lights make everybody smile," said Robert Welch, a Henderson homeowner who pays a company to decorate his house.

The transformation of Welch's house from day to night is stunning. The lights are bright, well secured, and evenly spaced. This is how the professionals do it.

"It's very difficult to do. Once you've done it for a few years like we have, we've kind of got the routine down," said Robert Hanson, the owner of Clearview Vegas Holiday Lighting.

Is it worth the price? For Clearview Vegas Holiday Lighting the minimum cost of a job is $500. The average job runs about double that including installation, take down, and light rental.

On the other hand, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission says during the 2010 holiday season 13,000 people hurt themselves so badly decorating, they went to the emergency room.

How much are you willing to pay for your own safety, and the look on your neighbor's face?

"Well the people across the way I don't know, jealous? I think they like it. People come by on the sidewalk they like it," said Welch.

Even if you're willing to risk injury, are you willing to spend at least a week doing working on a display? Most jobs take a team several days to complete.