Installing a TV mount isn’t a difficult thing to do if you have a little bit of time on your hands. There are some basic steps, some hardware that is required, and some tips that should make it a nice home renovation for you. Here’s what you need to do in order to install your new HD TV mount. Before we start, always know that it will be good to have the best transportation available. A good moving company will provide you with a careful driver and a roomy removal van – or a
man with a van, if you feel that you need help – where the TV is not likely to sustain any damage.
This isn’t exactly a need to call in a handyman kind of a situation. This is basic installation of the bracket that supports the television. There are a few things to keep in mind though. For starters pay attention to the kit that comes with the mount itself. This is going to have various types of hardware along with it, so you should make sure it is all there and accounted for before you begin. The last thing you want is to be nearly done installing the mount only to find out you are shy a couple of necessary screws.
The next thing you need to do is to lay out the components of the mounting kit, so they are easily identified and reachable. Since you are going to have to hold the bracket in place as you install the hardware, it stands to reason you’ll want it all within arm’s reach of the installation area.
Determine the best location and best compan for moving home this mounting kit to by considering its distance from all viewing areas in the room. Remember that the mount itself will most likely be centered on the back of the television, so this should give you an idea of the layout of the television against the wall so that there are not any mix-ups with size limitations in possible installation spots. It pays to measure and plan accordingly.
Once the location is set,
hold the main bracket against the wall, ensuring that the screws are lining up over studs if possible. Be careful, there will be no chance for relocation. This adds the most security to the set, and should be top priority in placement. If the set is too heavy, it could pull screws from the drywall and then you’ll be in need of some home repairs. Pre-drill starter holes for your screws on this portion of the mount, and depending on the type of mount you have purchased either install the anchor piece to the wall via your pre-drilled holes, or install the entire system through these pre-drilled holes.
If your mount requires a separate piece to be attached to the TV itself, do this now. Either combine the two pieces or slide your set onto the one mount attachment already placed in the wall. Ensure that the set sits where you want it to and you are not hindered by its location. If you are not satisfied, repeat the earlier listed steps using a new place for the relocation.
All in all, installing a TV mount for your flat screen is a great home refurbishment idea. It makes everything look less cluttered, and it’s easy to do on your own. So now that you know what you’re doing, why not get it installed?