I had a client call me for our TV wall mount installation services. He had just purchased a large, 77-inch TV that he wanted to put on the patio so he could watch TV from the pool, near the BBQ or where ever he happened to be on his patio.
I thought it was a great idea! You know how much I like BBQ’ing and having great music to go with it. Watching sports or a movie or whatever at the same time? Sounded perfect.
What he needed was an articulating TV mount – something he could pull out, pull down or tilt left and right. I install these all the time and they’re terrific for getting that custom home theater feel in any room.
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The problem with most cheap or inexpensive mounts is that they will sit a least 3 ½ inches from the wall, even when it’s pushed back. So there’s this large space and if you are standing to the side, you’re going to see the mount frame and all the wires and stuff that goes with the TV.
So I installed a TV mount that retracts until it’s less than an inch away from the wall, which is really thin for an articulating mount. It’s even thinner than a lot of the fixed wall mounts you can buy.
It’s a really low profile … and it’s not cheap. The mount cost more than the TV!
But the client wanted that mount specifically because we had already installed that same model for his inside TV and he really liked it.
As the installer, I like it too.
It’s got a lot of little minor adjustments so we can get it just right. Even after it’s installed. If we need the mount up an eighth of an inch higher than where it was put the first time, there’s adjustments to do that after you put it up on the wall.
So if you change your mind or it’s not exactly the right spot, we can fix that without taking the whole thing down.
A lot of people want a TV mount installed that pulls down over their fireplace. That hasn’t been one of my favorite installs to be honest. It used to be that these had a lot of pieces and it was a lot of assembly, a lot of measurements you had to do to get it just right.
If a client has all the information I need before I show up (grab our free pdf download 5 Questions to Answer for the Perfect TV Wall Mount Installation here), I can get a TV wall mount installed in one quick visit , but some of those fireplace wall mounts took three or four times as long. They had too many pieces, took a lot of assembly and needed a lot of measurements.
These days, most wall mounts, including the high quality, super-flush mount I installed for my client, are built a lot better.
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Here’s what you need to know to get the perfect TV wall mount installation:
- How big is the TV?
- What kind of mount do you want? A fixed one, a tilt one , a fully articulating one? Or have you already purchased your wall mount? If so, what brand and model?
- What kind of wall material is it going to be mounted on? A regular sheet rocked wall? Brick? Above the fireplace?
- Is there power behind the behind the TV? You want the outlet to be directly behind where you want the TV to go, not down near the floor. We can’t pull a power cable through a wall (it’s against California code), so you might end up with cords showing unless you get an outlet installed first.
- Where is the equipment going to go for things like your DIRECTV box, DVD player, etc? These boxes don’t have to go right below the TV, we can put them on another wall for example, but we need to know so we can have the right length of cable and any other cords.