Wall Mount TV Installation: Avoiding Pitfalls

According to various statistical sources, an average person in North America watches as much as 28 hours of TV every week. Over 65% of families own three or more TV sets. In our lives, we will have spent 9 years in front of our TV.

It’s clear that television has become an important and integral part of our lives. That’s how we learn about what’s going on locally and in the world, check the weather forecast, and catch a recently released movie.

Even though TV has become a big part of our day, your TV set does not have to take up a lot of room in our house. Major leaps in technology in recent years have given us LED TV sets that are much thinner and lighter compared to LCD and Plasma TV sets that seemed so advanced just so recetly… That is, compared to the old CRT-based TV sets that have been around since the beginning of television.

Old TVs required complex and heavy-duty cabinets that took up a lot of space. Now more and more families realize they can have a much better viewing experience when the TV is mounted on the wall. It saves space and makes it possible to get rid of largely useless and bulky pieces of furniture. It makes the entire space look more modern and sharp too. Is it any wonder so many people consider wall mount TV installation?

There are a number of wall mounts available on the market, some that allow you to put the TV up flat against the wall, and some that allow you to adjust the vertical and / or horizontal angle. In some cases, mostly in commercial settings, a TV needs to be suspended from the ceiling.

Wall mount TV installation can be quite a tricky process and requires a fair amount of planning. Even when it comes to a relatively simple studs-and-drywall scenario, you still need to the right tools to mount a TV set properly. You need to know how to find the studs, where to cut the holes for the wires, how many cords and cables and of what type to run, where to set up power outlets — make a mistake there and it’ll sure cost you a lot fo time and money. Fishing the wires can be tricky process too if you don’t have the right tools or have never done this before.

If you are installing a new TV in an area where TV cable hasn’t been roughed in, the task become a lot mroe complex. Now you may need to run the cable through several walls, floors, ceilings, and possibly the attic. And you want to do it in a way that is no going to require you ro re-drywall and re-paint half of your house.

An expert can take a look at the layout and provide you with suggestions. Someone who has been in the TV installation business for a long time and has dealt with a great variety of complex situations, can suggest how to accomplish what you need in the best way possible and how to avoid common pitfalls. TV Installation Experts offers free over-the-phone consultation at (647) 694-2201.

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