Tampa TV installation: 6 Things to Keep in Mind When Installing Your New TV
1. Are You A Homeowner or a Renter?
If you are a homeowner, then you don’t necessarily have anything to worry about, but if you are a renter planning to wall mount a television, you will need to get permission from your landlord first. Wall mounting your TV means screwing hardware into the wall and sometimes having to screw a support plate into the wall too! This can cause some cosmetic issues for landlords which is why you need their permission before going ahead with the project!
If you don’t have permission to wall mount your television from your landlord, don’t go ahead with installation anyway! There is no way that your landlord won’t find out about the installation and ultimately you will end up paying a price for it.
2. How Long Do You Plan on Staying in This Home?
If you are in temporary housing – perhaps a six-month stay while your actual home is being built, you don’t want to invest in wall mounting your television only to have to invest in the process all over again once you get to your new home. While we agree that having a wall-mounted television is great, it’s also something that you can live without for a few months until you get into your new home.
Not to mention number one up there! Wall-mounting your TV in your temporary housing can result in some pretty hefty fines!
3. Does a Wall-Mounted TV Have the Right Aesthetic?
Wall-mounting your TV gives your home a nice clean appearance and it keeps the clutter down to a minimum. While wall-mounting is definitely preferred by modernists, does wall-mounting have the right aesthetic for your decor?
The truth is that a wall-mounted TV can look good in just about any room. There is so much variety in the types of TV mounts that are available that you can find something to go with any type of decor! And, if you’re not a fan of any of the available wall mounts, you can always select one that is completely hidden behind the television so that it doesn’t show at all when your TV is mounted!
4. Is Wall Mounting Safe?
Wall-mounting your TV when done correctly is always safe, but if it’s not done properly, it can very easily lead to disaster!
You may be thinking that your installation project only involves screwing a mount onto your wall and slotting in your TV. This isn’t true! Your TV mount always has to be properly anchored for everyone’s safety. This means attaching the mount to a stud for reinforcement, or, if there is no stud available, fashioning a backplate for the television that can provide the necessary reinforcement.
5. Is Your Television Right For Mounting?
These days most households have thin LED TV screens, but there are some homes out there that still have larger televisions with considerable depth. Of course, these televisions are not made to be wall-mounted and while there are workarounds, they are not always safe and professionals will not install them inappropriately because of the dangers that they pose.
If you do have an older television that is bulky and quite heavy, do not try to wall mount or ceiling mount it. Wait until you have a lighter weight, more modern television that is ideal for mounting instead.
Mounting a larger television might seem like it’s a good idea, but the damage that this type of tv can cause when it falls is devastating and it can even cause death.
6. Do You Have the Space?
When you wall-mount your television, you have to be sure that you have the space to install the screen as well as store the components. You will need to have a shelf or storage space for your television components and you will need to have a storage solution for your TV cables so that they aren’t dangling freely!