Mounting a TV on the wall makes a lot of sense for most people, as it frees up space in the home and, generally speaking, is a practical move. But, for some, the practice of mounting a TV on the wall can be intimidating.
It may sound simple enough to attempt on your own however, what seems like a small task can turn into a 6 to 8 hour job if you don't know what you're doing. There can be issues with finding the studs, avoiding fire blocks in the wall, popcorn ceilings, etc. These are just some of the most common problems people come across so its a good idea to hire an professional electrician to do the job.
Please, hide ALL of the cords in the wall!
Nothing ruins the look of a nice TV mounted on the wall quicker than a tangle of exposed wires. Luckily, hiding cables inside the wall is fairly cost effective and easy. The simplest way to achieve this is with an IWPE (in-wall power extension) or power bridge kit. These kits come with everything you need to run power up to your TV and hide all of your signal wires as well. You might be thinking: “Why not just drop an extension cord in the wall instead of installing an outlet?” Well, it’s actually against National Electric Code (NEC) to drop a power cord, or extension cord, inside the wall. It’s also not legal to put low-voltage cables, like HDMI, inside the wall if they are not rated for it. These are the reasons you need an electrician for the installation.
If you can’t hide cables inside the wall, then try installing paintable wire channel. Most of these simply stick to the wall, and allow you to hide all of your cables inside, providing for a clean look. Just know that when you remove the wire channel you will likely also remove the paint.
We come from years of firsthand experience mounting hundreds of TVs on wood studs, steel studs, plaster, brick, from the ceiling, above a fireplace, you name it and we've seen it. So whether you're considering mounting a TV in the living room, bedroom, kitchen, power room, outside patio or garage, call us today - we can help!