The tv install is a great addition to any home entertainment system. It allows you to easily hang your TV and get it off the floor, where it’s likely to collect dust and attract other household debris. Having your TV off the ground also makes it easier to move around if you need to rearrange your furniture or have guests over. However, there are some important considerations before you decide to mount your own TV.
If you’re not confident in your DIY skills, it’s a good idea to hire a professional. Professional contractors that specialize in tv installation can provide you with the equipment and knowledge needed to ensure your television is mounted properly. In addition, they can help you choose the best location for your TV and can conceal cables behind the wall to keep them out of sight.
Before mounting your TV, determine where it will be positioned and make sure the location is appropriate for the type of screen you’re using. Consider the viewing angle, how much light will be coming through and whether you’ll need to mount it at a specific height. In addition, if you plan on running wires or cables through the wall from near where the TV will be located to behind it, mark those spots as well. It will save you time and frustration if you do this before securing the TV to the wall mount.
Once you have the area marked out, carefully drill the guide holes for the wall-mount bracket. Using the screws included in your kit, screw the bracket to the wall. Once the screw’s are in place, check that the bracket is level with a tape measure. If it is not, you will need to recheck the studs for proper placement.
Next, attach the mounting plate to the back of your television. Most mounting kits will include a universal mount rated for your TV’s weight and size. Line the mounting arms or plate on the back of your TV up with the attachment holes on the mounting bracket and connect them, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
If the mounting plate does not have mounting holes, you can secure it to the back of the TV using drywall toggles. Be careful not to overtighten the screws, which can cause damage to the chassis of your TV or strip the screw head.
Lastly, hook the wires or cables to your TV and run them behind the wall (if necessary). If you’re going to conceal the cables within the walls, it’s a good idea to use flat-wire technology or to install cable/wire wall plates that can be painted to match your wall color. Otherwise, you may end up with a mess of cables and wires hanging from your television, which will take more time and work to conceal.
Now it’s time to set up your TV and enjoy it! Just remember to be careful when lifting the TV and to always use a second pair of hands.