Paske Holiday Lighting - FAQs
Q: DO YOU PROVIDE THE LIGHTS?
A: Yes. Paske Holiday Lighting provides all Christmas lighting needs; lights, cords, decorations, and timers to make your display work. Some people have us to do all their lighting, others hire us just to do the roof and high areas and still prefer to do the shrubbery and ground work themselves. Whichever you prefer is fine with us. Basically the customers’ job is to provide the input of what they want and the payment, we can take care of the rest!
Q: IS IT EXPENSIVE?
A: No. Not when you consider the cost of buying the lights, cords, timers, and decorations, also lights and cords do not last forever and have to be replaced frequently, (especially broken bulbs and miniature light sets are made very poorly), with Paske Christmas Lighting you may choose a different color or package every year and not have to worry about storage, replacement costs, and purchasing costs. We will do our best to keep you at the same cost each year for a similar display.
Q: WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
A: Paske Christmas Lighting is a full service decorating company specializing in Exterior Holiday Illumination… ”CHRISTMAS LIGHTING”. We offer complete service. Everything from design, installation, maintenance, take-down and storage of all your holiday decorations.
Q: DO WE HAVE TO SIGN A CONTRACT?
A: No. You are only obligated to pay us for one season of lighting, which includes take-down. Most of our customers hire us back year after year. In fact, over 90% of our customers hire us back year over year.
Because of the growth in professionally-hung holiday lighting, we recommend calling the second you are thinking of your holiday lighting needs.
Q: CAN WE CHOOSE WHAT WE WANT?
A: Absolutely we design lighting plans to each individual customer's needs and wishes. We can, of course, make suggestions and show photos of other projects to give you a better idea of the finished product.
Q: WHAT COLOR LIGHTS DO YOU OFFER?
A: Because of the huge inventory of lights Paske Christmas Lighting owns, we have most all colors available. These include; multi, clear (some people call white), red, green, blue, orange or specialty combinations of any colors.
Also each of the colors come either as a painted or transparent bulbs. Note the difference between painted and transparent light bulbs is very noticeable!
One of the best selling points of our business is that each year you are able to choose a different color for your home, and not have to worry about buying new bulbs each year.
Q: I DON’T WANT HOLES/STAPLES IN MY HOUSE?
A: That’s easy to figure out. Look at the soffitt, the edge of the house and roof lines, in probably 75% of new homes, there is a lip or edge on the bottom side on the soffit, the lights clip in here in most cases, and no holes and very few of the plastic clips are required.
In some homes that are all wood or do not have the lip underneath the soffit, we will have to use staples. We use very small Arrow T-10 or T-15 staples that leave holes that are nearly invisible.
Sometimes to hang wreaths or garland around an entry we may have to install a small hook.
Q: IF ONE LIGHT BURNS OUT DO THEY ALL BURN OUT?
A: No we almost exclusively use “C-9” LED only bulbs on all of our houses that give a bright & brilliant look. They are not wired in series, so if one were to burn out the others stay lit. And, many of the miniatures that we use on shrubbery are also wired similarly and if one bulbs comes out of the socket the others stay lit.
Q: DO YOU HAVE FIGURINES AVAILABLE?
A: Yes we have lighted figurines available, our most common are the lighted reindeer and lighted wreaths in several different sizes.
Again, you do not have to buy these, we rent them out and take them away when we remove the lights. Most of the reindeer are 3 dimensional, and some are automated. We also use lots of lighted 10-inch commercial grade garland, on pillars, decks, railings, or fences, this can be lighting in any color and gives a very professional look to your display.
Q: BUT I ALREADY PURCHASED LIGHTS WITH “ANOTHER COMPANY” AND THEY INSTALL THEM AND STORE THEM EACH YEAR
A: Sorry to tell you but you have been scammed, in most cases companies that sell you lights or any other product and then conveniently remove it and “store them”. They have not sold you anything at all, you are in fact renting them and paying for the service just like you will do with Paske Christmas Lighting. The difference is that we’re honest and tell you that and don’t try to sell you any product at all!
Q: I DON’T KNOW IF I HAVE ENOUGH OUTLETS/OR POWER?
A: First of all Paske Christmas Lighting is not an Electrician, or Electrical contractor of any type or affiliated with any other Electrical contractors. In most cases newer homes have several outlets located on the exterior of the home, it is helpful if you know the location of these and if (the outlets) are on separate circuits. Most homes have sufficient available power to light the front roof lines and shrubbery. If not or if you have a large display, you will probably need to hire an electrician to install addition circuits and outlets for your holidays lighting needs, the good thing is this only has to be done once of course, also if hiring an electrician consider having your outside outlets hooked up to a timer inside your house, the timers Paske Christmas Lighting provides are very simple photoelectric or clock timers designed for temporary use only, on smaller and average jobs one of two of them will work great, however for larger homes, or those with large trees and/or lots of shrubbery I suggest you have an electrician install a professional grade timer to more accurately control your display.
Q: WHAT KIND OF LIGHTS DO YOU USE?
A: On most all cases we use “C-9” LED bulbs. For most trees and shrubbery we generally use miniature lights.
Q: CAN I LEAVE THEM UP AFTER CHRISTMAS?
A: Absolutely you are welcome to have your lights on as long as you want. Often customers with clear lights prefer to leave them on much longer through the winter season as they are not closely affiliated with Christmas and give a nice “WINTER DISPLAY”.
Some customers want their lights down early and off as soon as Christmas is over. If you have a specific request such as you want your lights down very early after Christmas, or you want them up till the end of winter tell us when we are writing your estimate and we will make a note on the top of your invoice.
Do not worry if you do not tell us anything about take down, we will not forget about you and generally we start removing the lights near the beginning of January and have all down by the end of January.
Q: MY LIGHTS NEVER WORK OR ALWAYS BURN OUT?
A: Leave the worry to us, we will do our best to service your display for you free of charge in most cases, we generally try to have most lights installed by Thanksgiving or shortly thereafter and many people turn their lights on right around the first week of December.
Should you have issues, please call us and we will get out to check your lights as soon as possible.
Q: CAN I HAVE MY LIGHTS UP EARLY?
A: Absolutely! If you are open to having your lights hung up in the Fall, we will talk through a discount. It is not too early to call for next year.
When you are ready, give us a call.
Q: WHAT IF I WANT TO REFER SOMEONE?
A: We do offer discounts, please call us for more information.
Q: I HATE TO TAKE MY LIGHTS DOWN!
A: One of the best selling points of Paske Christmas Lighting is that we include the take-down in our “one-spot” pricing for each job.
Q: DO YOU PROVIDE TIMERS?
A: Yes. We provide simple photoelectric timers, for most jobs these are fine. For larger jobs consider having an electrician install a permanent timer that controls several outlets.
Q: DO YOU DO COMMERCIAL LIGHTING?
A: Yes. We do offer commercial lighting call to discuss your holiday lighting needs for your business.
Q: WHAT AREAS DO YOU SERVICE?
A: St. Louis and surrounding areas.
Q: DO YOU OFFER OTHER LIGHTING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR?
A: Yes. We do light for any other events and seasons throughout the year. Call 314-722-8080 to discuss your lighting needs!
Q: DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE?
Q: HOW DO YOU ACCEPT PAYMENT?
A: Credit card must be on file. We do accept checks.