Adding landscape lighting to your home or business should be treated the same as any other property renovation project. Don’t do it yourself and find the best professional for the job.
Taking your time to find the right provider, with the best reputation and the best service should be a top priority. After all, this is an investment in your home.
Whether you choose a landscape lighting contractor or a company with a team of professionals, you should make sure they are the right choice for you. To make this important decision, ask your lighting prospect the questions below to get right to the bottom of it.
Tips for Choosing a Landscape Lighting Company
- How long have you been in business?
The landscape lighting industry can be finicky. Often landscapers or other service providers will do it “on the side” when it works for them. We advise choosing someone who has been in the business for a long time and has plans to stay to get the expertise for design and installation and the availability for maintenance down the road. Even Home Advisor points out that design is one of the most important skills of a landscape lighting contractor.
- Can you provide me with referrals?
Reputation is everything. You will want to see completed projects, have names and numbers of people or businesses who have worked with them, and have checked their online reviews. If it doesn’t all add up to a quality landscape lighting provider, then don’t choose them.
- Is landscape lighting your only business?
We briefly touched on it above, but to get the best provider, your lighting company should have a full-time staff dedicated to the business. While they may have other businesses running simultaneously (like Conserva Irrigation or Mosquito Squad) it is vital that their businesses are separate and equal. If you find a small irrigation company or landscaper who “also does lighting” trying to sell you lights, don’t buy.
- Do you provide a nighttime demonstration?
We offer a complimentary nighttime demonstration to help you see with your own eyes how landscape lighting can transform your property. We are confident that for those who are on the fence — seeing is believing!
- Are you a full-service landscape lighting company, providing design, installation, and maintenance?
The most reputable long-lasting landscape lighting companies are built to be turnkey. The idea is that you never have to worry about your lighting system. If the company you are looking at doesn’t offer maintenance and service, keep looking.
- Are your landscape lights covered with a warranty?
It is important to invest in brass or copper outdoor lights of the highest quality. They are required for the Minnesota climate. To prove they offer the best light fixtures, a trusted lighting contractor will offer warranties on their product and work, to give you peace-of-mind.
If you’re looking for an experienced, reputable, landscape lighting company with a history of satisfied customers and a team of highly-trained lighting designers and technicians, we fit the mold! Call us today 763-208-0555 Ask for our portfolio, references, and client list. We are happy to provide you with whatever information you need, and we hope you’ll schedule your design consultation soon!