If you have ever tried shopping for a 65 inch TV mount then you know that mounting a large TV can come with some unique challenges. As the leading TV installation company in the Gulf Coast area, we deal with many of those challenges on a daily basis. Today we want to share some tips with you for big screen TV installation.
65 Inch TV Mount: What You Should Know About Mounting Big TVs
These days flat-screen TVs are getting bigger and bigger and that can present some unique challenges when it comes to wall mounting. There is no doubt that wall mounting a TV is the best way to make use of limited space and to get the best viewing angle for the most people in the room, but there are some tricks to getting the install right.
Consider Calling a Professional
The first thing to consider when it comes to wall mounting those huge TV’s we always recommend calling in the cavalry. Not only does wall mounting require you to install a large wall mount, but you also have to lift the TV to secure it to the wall. Now, you can call in a friend to help, but -let’s face it – no one really wants to help to install a humongous television that’s heavy to lift and poses a risk of back or neck injury. Consider calling in the professionals and we can get the job done for you and you and your friends don’t have to deal with any of the heavy lifting!
When you wall mount a television there are several things that you have to consider, but one of the most important is the weight factor.
Firstly, you need to make sure that the wall mount you purchase is capable of supporting the weight of your television. Not all mounts are created equal and not doing your research can mean a broken mount and a smashed television.
Secondly, you need to consider whether the wall you are going to be mounting on can support the weight of your television. If your studs aren’t evenly spaced, you have to look into how to properly anchor the television so that it is secure and doesn’t pose the risk of pulling down your drywall. This often involves the installation of a supporting plate and is definitely something that should be left to a professional television installation company.
Thirdly, you need to familiarize yourself with the type of television mount you need to support your TV. Installing a wall mount in the wrong environment can cause that mount to degrade and break. This is most important when it comes to TV installation outdoors. When mounting a TV outdoors you have to utilize a TV mount that has been approved for outdoor use so that it’s protected against the elements. Using an indoor TV mount to mount a TV outdoors allows the mount to rust quickly and lose it’s integrity so it can no longer support the weight of your TV.
Know Your Space
If you invest in an articulated mount for your 65″ TV, you need to be mindful of the space where you are installing the television. You want to be able to pull the mount away from the wall without the screen being too close to the viewers sitting on the sofa. This can be particularly difficult when you have such a large TV to mount – you have to have a very large room to give enough space to comfortably watch the TV.
You also need to be sure that you have the space on the wall to mount your TV. This may sound silly, but you have no idea how many people underestimate the space needed on their wall for mounting their big-screen TV. Guessing that you have enough room to mount that TV isn’t going to cut it, you absolutely have to measure the space to be sure you have enough room to comfortably mount the TV at viewing level.
Do You Have a 65 Inch TV Mount That You Need Installing?
If you have a 65″ TV mount but you need help with installation, our family here at Gulf Coast Installs can help! To make an appointment with one of our great techs just give us a call today at (239)-682-1077 and we’ll get you set up with an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you.