Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Landscape Lighting Contractor

Updated June 26, 2023

When undertaking a serious project that may be beyond your scope, it’s always a good idea to do your homework in regards to a potential landscape lighting service.  With the number of companies out there all competing for clients, it can be difficult to sift through to find the right landscape lighting company for your needs.

Not sure what sets a great landscape lighting contractor apart from an average option?

When interviewing an outdoor lighting service provider, you should ask lots of questions – and receive answers you’re comfortable with – before deciding to hire anyone to do the job.

In addition, you should do background checks on potential companies. Do not proceed until due diligence is completed.

Here are some questions that you should be asking:

Contractor specialization?

The last thing you want is a technician who isn’t specialized in the field of landscape lighting installing your lights. Look for a professional landscape lighting company that has all the tools and experience necessary to give you specific and unique advice, like Nite Time Décor. The pros will be able to help you with voltage, proper wiring, installation in trees, and design advice.

Landscape Lighting Service Accreditations

You don’t want to trust just anyone with your home. Before you invite a landscape lighting service to work on your home, verify that they:

Have a license/registration/insurance: are the companies that you’re looking at registered with Service Ontario? Are they active members of Landscape Ontario? Do they have the proper permits to operate? Do they carry liability insurance?

BBB: Are the companies on your list accredited by the Better Business Bureau? What are their ratings?

If a company cannot answer these questions satisfactorily, do not let them anywhere near your outdoor lighting installation! Hire an unaccredited business and you could be setting yourself up for disaster.

Landscape Lighting Experience

In order to get a good idea of what sort of work a landscape lighting service has done, carefully review their website and check out the gallery of completed projects and ask  questions like the following:

Q. How much lighting experience do you have?

Ideally the company in question should have enough experience to show that they offer quality lighting installations.

Nite Time Décor has been installing landscape lighting since 1998 and the website has a plethora of resources related to landscape lighting to prove that we know what we’re doing.

Nite Time Décor can guarantee both knowledgeable support and a lifetime maintenance warranty on all of our landscape lighting systems. We can also ensure that your design is the best possible one for your specific landscape lighting needs.

After being involved in the installation and design process of more than 25 years’ worth of systems, we can provide knowledgeable advice in this important phase of your home’s décor.

Q. How many lighting installations has the company done?

Anyone can sell lights, but not just any company can install these lights effectively. The number of installations a company has successfully completed will be a good indicator of their level of expertise and ability.

Q. Can the company provide references?

If your prospective company cannot provide solid customer testimonials or site references, you should be concerned.

Q. Ask Your Landscape Lighting Service About Warranties and Service Plans

Every company will provide you with information in order to secure a sale. The real test is finding out about their service following the installation. Will they leave you hanging in the event of a system malfunction or untimely repair?

Q. Will they provide a preview?

Sometimes, the homeowner’s taste and budget are at odds with the designer’s vision. A reputable landscape lighting company will work with you to design a layout that suites you. Check out our gallery to see the kinds of installations Nite Time Décor has to offer.

Q. How about warranties?

Warranties are only as good as the company that backs them up. All of Nite Time Décor’s products are covered by warranty.

Q. What do their service and maintenance plans look like?

Does the company provide service after the sale? Nite Time Décor follows up with your property six months after the installation. We are committed to the lifetime maintenance of your Oakville outdoor lighting.

Landscape Lighting Products

Having a wide range of products to choose from is important in securing a landscape lighting system that suits your specific needs. Do they offer LEDs? Do you have options of tiki lights, wash lights, well lights? Look into this to ensure your design isn’t limited.

You can look at Nite Time Décor’s products online. We offer LED lighting to help you save money on energy bills, and to keep your thumb green.

In Summary

Don’t let just anyone come into your yard and throw up a bunch of lights. Landscape lighting is an art and should only be trusted to companies who prove themselves worthy of the task. At Nite Time Décor, your lighting is safe in our hands. Check out our landscape lighting services for more information, or simply contact us today for a free consultation and quote.