The outdoor living season is just around the corner and this year promises to be special. As COVID restrictions ease, we look forward to a renewal of gathering with family and friends over the summer holidays and weekends.
Now is the time to plan ahead for the warm summer evenings with a walkaround of your home to make a list of projects to add extra enjoyment to your summer.
Repairs and Maintenance
Winter can take a toll on outdoor fixtures. Repair or replace any damaged porch, landscape, and security lights and outlets. Replace burned-out bulbs with long-lasting energy-efficient LEDs. They’ve come a long way over the past several years and are available in any type and intensity you will need.
All of your outdoor outlets should be GFCI-protected and in weatherproof boxes. If they aren’t, call a licensed electrician to be sure they’re upgraded correctly for safety and reliability.
Add extra comfort and enjoyment to porches, decks, and patios with attractive, well-placed lighting that lets you control the coverage and intensity to suit your different uses and moods. Show off your landscape with lighting for features like ponds, fountains, plantings, and specimen trees. If you have a roof or pergola, you might want to add lighting and a ceiling fan for extra comfort on hot, muggy days. Stairs and walkways should be lighted for safety.
If you’re adding a deck or patio, make sure the lighting suits the different areas and uses. Outdoor kitchens and grilling areas need bright task lighting for safety and convenience. Dining and lounging areas call for softer illumination. Install separate switches and/or dimmers for the control you need. Kitchen and dining areas may need convenience outlets for TVs and appliances, and fountains will need their own power supplies. Remember: electrical codes require weatherproof, GFCI-protected outlets for outdoor use.
Start with a Good Plan and Finish with Good Work
Remodeling, renovations, and additions need top-notch electrical work and Allstar Electrical Services delivers the quality results you expect and deserve. We work hand-in-hand with you and your contractors to ensure your new project is done right, on budget, and on time.
We’ve served the Front Range for over 20 years, are top-rated by the BBB and Angie’s List, and are proud to be a Home Advisor Preferred Contractor.
Whatever your electrical needs, call Allstar Electrical at 303.399.7420 or visit our website. Then use our handy on-line forms to request an estimate or set up an appointment.