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Did you know that when it comes to TV installation and the building of your new home, your builder could be ripping you off? Here at Gulf Coast Installs, this is something that we are seeing with increased frequency and we are getting so tired of it that we thought it was time that we stood up and said something!

TV Installation: How Your Builder is Ripping You Off

Building a brand new home is a milestone to be proud of! It’s a time of celebration, a time of joy, and a time when you should be starting to relax just a little after saving like mad to make that initial down payment. Unfortunately, a lot of new builders are engaging in a practice that is leaving new homeowners spending more money than necessary on their new home build and here at Gulf Coast Installs we are tired of seeing it!

It’s a given that most homeowners will want a television installed in certain rooms of their new house. In anticipation of this, many homebuilders are now prewiring those rooms to prepare for television installation. Some builders are even installing backing for TV installations! By installing the electrical box right in the middle of the wall and then installing backing of 2×4’s or plywood, these builders claim to be helping you by preparing for your TV installation. The truth? They’re helping themselves. Allow us to explain…

When you build your home you may not be sure of what type of television you want to be installed once you move in. You may not even want a television in a particular room of the house! Here at Gulf Coast Installs, we know that there are different ways of mounting a television based on your needs and the type of television you have, we also know that you don’t have to prep every room of your new home for TV mounting.

But if your builder is preparing your home for TV installation anyway what’s the big deal? Isn’t it easier to just get it done since it’s included in the price of your home build and it means less installation hassle later?


Firstly, having unnecessary wiring and setup is just wasteful, inconvenient and potentially dangerous particularly if you have plans for future DIY or renovations of your new home in the future. More to the point, though, is that this “helpful” set up by your builder isn’t free. You may be led to believe that it’s part of your build, an added “perk” if you will, but in reality, most builders are charging homeowners upwards of $800 to install backing or pre-wire rooms of your new home for television installation. $800!

Can you afford an additional $800 on top of every other nickel and dime cost that comes with building a new home? Not many people have that kind of money to throw away!

The fact of the matter is, that professional TV installation companies like Gulf Coast Installs here in Southwest Florida can quickly and easily come into your new home when YOU are ready and set up and install any room for your new TV. Whether you want a wall mounted TV or a tabletop mounted TV, whether you need reinforcement behind your TV or not, we can get the job done for you for a fraction of the cost that your builder is charging.

In fact, here at Gulf Coast Installs, we can take care of wall mounting your television in your new home from $149! Yes, that fee does increase slightly as your television gets larger, but even your largest TV wall installation will only cost you $299! Yes, you read that right, you will save $500 on that $800 pre-wiring, backing installation that your builder is trying to sell you on. That’s a savings equal to 20 square feet of granite countertops in your new kitchen!

Plus, when you have a professional TV installation company come in to mount your TV for you, you can take care of multiple jobs with one visit! Need multiple TV’s installed? We offer a multiple TV installation discounts! Need a surround sound system installed? Need speakers installed throughout your house? We can take care of all of that for you without breaking the bank!

Need Professional TV Installation in Southwest Florida?

If you are in southwest Florida and need the services of a professional TV installation company to help you to mount your TV in your new home, Gulf Coast Installs can help! Just grab the phone and give us a call at (239)-682-1077!