Hardscaping refers to the structures, pathways, steps and boundaries that are installed throughout your yard. While these elements are beautiful additions to any home, they typically require specialized lighting to create useable and safe spaces. However, while there are DIY options, a professional in hardscape design is likely more equipped for the lighting installation process.
Experts can walk you through the planning phase, allowing for collaboration and professional opinion. Your needs should be top priority for any designer, but they should also guide you to a solution that is practical while still resolving any concerns you may have.
Hardscaping often uses brick and other materials that make installation of lighting difficult. However, when dealing with a masonry professional, they will have the proper tools and experience to make installation possible. While physical preparation of materials is necessary, a professional will also ensure that all required permits are requested and received before installation, ensuring that you will not be fined or asked to remove anything after install.
The number one reason to hire a hardscape company for your patio lighting needs is for the installation. You can rest assured that the contracted company is following proper protocol in the installation of your lights because they have received the appropriate permits and have appropriate certification. Ultimately, hiring a professional means that you can sit back in your Adirondack chair, sipping a glass of iced tea and watching the show.
Hardscaping is beautiful, and the addition of lighting can make the space that much more enjoyable. While exterior lighting may seem like a simple DIY project, the level of planning and preparation means that a professional is better suited for the job. Why put yourself through the stress and aggravation of permits and strenuous labor if there are companies ready and willing to do the work for you? Hire a professional and be out enjoying your yard in no time.