Mounting a TV can seem like a simple task. However, many people make the same mistakes when installing their television that can lead to problems down the line. To ensure a successful and safe installation, here are five common pitfalls to avoid when mounting your TV.
Not using the right tools - Make sure you have all the necessary tools to install your TV mount, including a stud finder, level, drill and bolts.
One of the most common mistakes people make when mounting their TVs is not using the right tools. If you use the wrong tools, you could damage your walls or even cause your TV to fall. Make sure you have a stud finder to locate the wooden beams behind your drywall, which will provide the necessary support for your TV mount. Additionally, a level will ensure that your TV is straight and properly aligned. Finally, be sure to use the correct bolts and screws recommended for your specific mount and wall type. By using the right tools, you can avoid costly mistakes and ensure a successful installation of your TV mount.
Choosing the wrong location - Consider factors such as sunlight, glare, and viewing angle before picking a spot for mounting your TV.
Choosing the wrong location to mount your TV can ruin your viewing experience. It’s important to take into consideration factors such as sunlight, glare, and viewing angle before picking a spot for mounting your TV. Avoid placing your TV in direct sunlight or too close to windows. This can cause glare on the screen, making it difficult to see the picture clearly. Make sure there is enough space between the wall and your TV so that you have a comfortable viewing angle. Remember that different rooms may require different locations for optimal viewing. For example, in a bedroom you may want to mount the TV higher up on the wall so you can watch comfortably while lying down.
Ignoring weight limits - Each TV mount has a specific weight limit that it can support so be sure to check this before installation.
One of the most common mistakes people make when mounting their TV is ignoring weight limits. If you choose a mount that can’t support the weight of your TV, it could result in a dangerous and costly accident. Before mounting your TV, check the manufacturer’s specifications to make sure your mount can handle the weight and size of your TV. It’s important to also ensure you’re mounting on a wall with enough structure to support both the mount and the TV. Don't risk damaging your property or harming yourself or others by overloading your mount beyond its capacity.
Improperly hiding cables- Avoid messy cable setups by choosing a wall mount with cable management built-in or purchase stick-on wire covers to streamline your installation.
While mounting your TV on the wall is a great way to save space and improve viewing angles, it can also lead to unsightly cable setups if not done properly. One common mistake people make when mounting their TV is leaving cables hanging or tangled behind their mounted set. This can be both aesthetically unpleasing and dangerous depending on how much slack there is, as it could lead to tripping hazards or potential damage to your cables. Avoid this mistake by choosing a wall mount with built-in cable management features or purchasing stick-on wire covers to streamline your installation and keep cables neatly out of sight.
Forgetting to test everything - After installing your TV mount, test every step of the setup: attaching the bracket to the TV, hanging the TV on the wall and adjusting its tilt angle or swivel to ensure that everything is securely in place.
One mistake that many people make when mounting their TV is forgetting to test everything after installation. This includes ensuring that the bracket is securely attached to the TV, hanging the TV on the wall, and adjusting its tilt angle or swivel as needed. Skipping this step can be dangerous, especially if your TV is not properly secured and falls off the mount. To avoid this error, take your time and check each step of the setup carefully so you can enjoy a safe and secure viewing experience with your newly mounted TV.
Hang your TV with confidence.
By avoiding these common 5 mistakes, you can hang your TV with confidence. If you have questions during your process of hanging your TV, feel free to reach out. If you do not want to hang your TV yourself, book our service online to have one of our techs come out and mount your TV for you.