So you’ve got a new fancy TV and naturally you want to mount it on the wall. You might want to think twice before trying to mount the TV yourself, though. There are plenty of YouTube videos and DIY guides out there, after all.
That said, if you want to make sure the mounting installation is done properly, there are some very significant benefits to enlisting a professional rather than going it alone. As with any home improvement project - and we think a TV installation qualifies as such - there are a number of tips and tricks that you only pick up from years of experience performing the job numerous times in various scenarios and settings.
Hanging a heavy piece of very expensive electronic equipment from the wall can be risky business. The consequences of a mistake can be quite costly!
Here are 5 reasons to consider a professional TV mounting service vs. DIY
Even if you managed to score a massive deal on Prime Day, your TV is still practically an appliance and indeed they are priced as such. A new TV will set you back anywhere from $600 - $1,100 depending on the size and screen quality.
Given that your TV was likely a serious investment, it makes sense to make certain that you and your family will be able to enjoy your purchase for many years. A shoddy installation often results in a damaged TV unit.
An experienced, trained, and certified tech professional can help select the best spot on the wall, find the studs that can support your TV’s weight, secure the brackets, and identify any potential vulnerabilities. You want to feel confident that once the TV is affixed, it’s not going to budge. The last thing you need is a TV pulling away from the wall and ending up shattered to pieces on the floor.
While your fancy flat screen might appear sleek and lightweight, TVs are often very heavy, and cumbersome. These days, a TV can weigh over 100 lbs!
Most people are none too keen to lug a 100 pound piece of fragile equipment around, which is a pretty compelling reason to hire a professional who is properly equipped to do the job. Why risk throwing out your back during the installation? Let an experienced professional worry about the heavy lifting.
You only get one shot to get it right. If you’ve spent good money on a top-of-the-line TV, you owe it to yourself to make sure that looks nice when it is installed on the wall. Even the slightest imperfection, like being off level or slightly too far in one direction or another can make even the nicest TV look totally whack.
Hanging a TV is almost nothing like hanging a picture frame. The idea is the same - you want it leveled and centered - but the tools and expertise needed to execute are totally different.
Don’t spend hours tinkering, measuring, drilling, and debating whether or not the TV looks right or if it’s just slightly off. Let an experienced licensed professional take care of those minute details so all you have to worry about is what Netflix series to binge next.
Getting the TV mount affixed to the wall, and the TV affixed to the mount is just half the battle. Once you get the unit hanging, then you have to figure out what to do with the cords, shelving, sound-bars, cable boxes, and other devices that need to be hooked up to the TV.
An experienced professional will approach the installation with all of these considerations in mind, so that the end result is convenient, practical, and aesthetically pleasing.
Make no mistake. Mounting a TV is not most people’s idea of a fun and enjoyable afternoon. Much like assembling a new piece of furniture from Ikea, however difficult you think it is going to be, in reality it will be 10x more difficult when all is said and done.
TV mounting is quite an involved and complicated process. It also requires a number of tools that the average homeowner simply doesn’t have lying around in the garage. Many people who use TV mounting services book the service after trying to do it themselves and failing miserably.
Save yourself the time, energy, and frustration with a TV mounting service that will get the job done fast and get the job done right, the first time.
There are a number of different reasons why you might want to consult a professional TV mounting and installation service. Maybe you aren’t the most tech savvy, maybe you don’t want to risk screwing it up, or maybe you simply don’t have the time and energy. No matter what your concerns are, TekDash is here to help.
Our Teks will work around your availability and find the appointment time that works best for your busy schedule. Don’t have your mounting equipment? We can help. Want to hide the cords in the wall or set up surround sound? No problem! We can even deal with common issues like setting up a TV on a brick wall or over a fireplace.
Book your appointment now so you can get back to enjoying your entertainment as soon as possible.