What is TV mounting?
TV mounting involves the installation of a wall bracket to mount a television to a wall. Different types of TV mounts are available for different needs, but in general, these include "fixed" or "full motion" mounts. The base is sometimes made of metal and will include an owner's manual with instructions on how to properly mount a TV to different types of surfaces. A piece called an arm that attaches to the base allows users to adjust the angle at which they view the screen. With TVs getting bigger year after year, every mount comes with a designated weight limit that should be taken into consideration before attempting to attach the mount to any kind of wall. TV mounting includes finding and preparing the perfect spot to mount your TV, drilling holes for bolts if needed, and then securing it to that space with brackets and other hardware. The space can either be an existing built-in component, like the mantelpiece in a living room or into drywall that you'll want to patch up afterward using a drywall joint compound. It is important to contact Angelo Tech & A/V and speak with a professional audiovisual consultant to avoid costly repairs down the road. Our team of professionals can help install and set up your TV mount quickly and properly at an unbeatable cost.
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How Are TV Mounts Used?
TV mounts are typically used to help you angle your TV towards a better viewing location in your room, and allow for optimum viewing when in front or to the side of the screen. The mount connecting point is typically attached to the backside of your television. The other end of the TV mount should be affixed securely to something sturdy and close so that you can raise and lower it at will. Typically this means attaching the TV mount to an entertainment center or wall that has studs available. You then tighten screws through each hole that is pre-drilled into the wall's studs. Most TV mounts are supported by metal brackets, which fit securely onto the wall. The TV is then mounted onto these brackets, which leave a slight gap between the back of the TV and the wall to give room for wire access. Generally, this is accomplished with screws or bolts that are either provided with the mount or purchased separately. To push anchors into drywall securely, you need to have them installed at least 8 inches away from any obstructions, such as electrical sockets or furniture, so they go in straight without any kinks.
Are TV mounts worth it?
TV mounts are essentially multifunctional pieces of hardware. Along with the obvious purpose of holding your TV in place, they can also provide structural support for flat-panel TVs and surround sound systems, create great audio matchups (think RIVA speakers + Panasonic screens) by attaching audio equipment directly to the wall where it's most convenient, clearing up floor space, provide shelving space for decorations and even act as integrated cable managers to keep all that chaos hidden out of sight. In actuality, it is important to have a proper mount because TVs in different locations need different mounting methods. Areas with heavier foot traffic tend to require a more sturdy support system to avoid potential mishaps or accidents that can cause damage to the TV and surrounding elements. Installing TVs in a garage or outdoor setting can also require specific mounts. TV mounting provides many benefits with very little downside, so contact our experts today to install the TV you’ve been wanting to mount!
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How Much Does TV Mounting Cost?
It's hard to say definitively because there are a lot of variables. The simplest way to estimate cost is by determining the weight-strength rating for your TV and then checking out the prices from our professional AV technicians. In general, though, any reputable place should be able to mount a television for between $75 - $250 dollars, without including anything else like cables or furnishing installation. Depending on the location of the television and the mounting hardware that is chosen, a TV mount installation may even cost around $125 to $350. Mounts support televisions in three ways: hanging from a wall (usually with two screws), sliding between studs in a wall (for larger TVs), and screwing into a wood beam. The size of the TV will affect this price. Most mounts come with all hardware needed for installation, whereas some mounts need additional wood or other materials to provide extra support that can be sourced locally.
How to set up a TV mount
Based on the number of TVs, select a TV mount; some mounts will only accommodate one. Invest some time to research and make an informed purchase instead of making a mistake by basing your decision solely on the size of your TV. Properly assemble the anchors based on where you wish to hang the television. Make sure that screws or bolts are tightened correctly and securely if needed before hanging the TV on it. Installation may be more difficult with some mounts. Ensure that your TV has room around it and is out of the way of things like light fixtures and shelving. Other TV mounts come with easy installation procedures. Typically, mounting a TV starts with using a drill bit to first create the holes that your anchors will be driven into. Once you have your anchors in place, you can attach the mount to the wall or surface, insert the screws, ensure they are tight and sturdy, and then move on to mounting the TV. It is very simple in theory, but you must assess your plans with one of our A/V technicians at Angelo Tech & A/V to ensure that potential hazards are avoided.
How to use a TV mount
A TV mount is used to fix the TV set to the desired location. There are different styles of mounts available in the market depending upon television screens, wall types, and installation angles. Homeowners should choose a suitable TV mount with necessary screws and instruction manual guidelines given with it. When you’ve found the right spot on the wall, use some painter’s tape and mark out where you want to attach it. Then remove the TV and place the mount correctly so it matches up with those marks. If using screws, drill them in slowly and securely while paying attention to not damage anything else on that side of the wall. Afterward, carefully secure everything back into its rightful position on your new TV mount, and then cautiously secure the TV to the mount after it is installed on the wall. After installation, we can even help set up and install voice assistants, so that your entire viewing experience can be managed hands-free. The best course of action is to leave the heavy lifting to one of our AV technicians at Angel Tech & A/V to ensure costly repairs are avoided, and your TV mount works properly!