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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How high should you install a TV mount on a wall?

The actual height you mount your TV will depend on the layout of your room. If you’re mounting it above a fireplace or in an alcove, the height of these structures will determine the mounting height of your TV. However, Bob Villa recommends positioning your TV 42 inches on-center in conventional rooms with standard seated viewing.

Can a TV be mounted above a fireplace?

You may be able to mount your flat screen TV above your fireplace for a more streamlined look in your living room. In fact, TV mounting professionals can hang your flat screen TV flush with a wall or from a tilting or full-motion bracket mount in any room in your home. A tilting or full-motion mount may be the best option above a fireplace so you can tilt the TV down for the best viewing angle. Whether the wall above your fireplace is brick, drywall, concrete, stone or plaster, most television mounting services can accommodate your needs. Hardier wall surfaces like concrete or brick will require more labor and expertise to mount, and will likely have a higher price range.

If you want your AV and cable wires hidden in the wall, you will also pay a higher price due to the added time and skill to properly drill the holes and run wires. Before mounting your TV above your fireplace, consult with the manufacturer about necessary distance from heat sources. If the space above your fireplace gets too warm, another location could be better for the longevity of your TV. Your television mounting services may take between one and two hours, or more depending on your home theater setup.

How much does it cost to mount a TV?

Elevate your home style with television mounting services. The national average price for television mounting services ranges between $100 and $130. Factors that can affect cost are the material of the wall you want the TV mounted on, whether you want the wires hidden, and any additional entertainment system connection you desire. It probably costs more to mount a TV on brick, stone or concrete than on drywall or plaster due to the added labor required to drill holes. For example, a company may charge an additional $99 to mount a TV on a brick wall. Here are some examples of average costs for television mounting services:

  • Basic TV wall mount: $40. Does not include bracket, device connection or strip management.
  • TV wall mount: $119. Includes bracket, mounting services, strip management system (for concealing external wires), and connection of all entertainment devices.
  • TV wall mount with wires hidden inside wall: $139.
  • Installation of additional electrical outlet: $65.
  • TV wall mount over fireplace with wires hidden: $179-$249.
  • TV wall mount and up to 5 speakers wall-mounted with hidden wires: $399.

Can you mount a TV in drywall?

Yes, it’s possible to mount a TV on drywall. To make sure the job is done right and you don’t end up damaging your wall or injuring yourself, consider contacting one of the best TV wall mount installers near you. When contacting professionals, make sure you tell them you wish to mount a TV in drywall. 

What type of TV mount do I need?

There are several types of TV mounts, including fixed mounts, tilting mounts and full-motion mounts. A fixed mount is sturdy but offers no movement, and a tilting mount tilts vertically. A full-motion TV mount swivels and tilts for the maximum number of possible viewing options. You can also mount your TV from above with a ceiling TV mount. Whichever TV mount you choose, ensure it can support your TV’s weight and size. If you need help choosing and installing a TV mount, contact a TV wall mount installer near you.

How do I hide the wires to my wall-mounted TV?

You can hide wires from a hanging TV on a wall by putting them behind the wall. However, this requires some drilling or buying an in-wall power kit. Alternatively, you can use what’s called a “raceway” — a hollow metal or plastic channel — that runs down your wall and hides your cables from sight. To get the job done right, and avoid risking damage to your wall, hire a professional TV wall mount installer near you.

Can you mount a TV without studs?

Yes, you can mount a TV without studs using hollow wall anchors, which are used to hang objects on a wall, according to Digital Trends. However, these have limits. Make sure they can handle the weight of your TV. 

If you’re not comfortable mounting a TV on the wall without studs by yourself, hire a top-rated professional in your area instead.

Can a TV mounting service also install a home theater system?

Yes, a TV mounting service is often able to install a home theater system as well. Companies and technicians who offer flat-screen TV wall mount installation service may offer package deals on installing surround sound and other parts of a home theater installation. To find the best TV mounting service near you that can install a surround sound system in your home, compare companies side by side. Choose a service that’s within your budget and book an appointment instantly.

Are TV wall mounts universal?

TV wall mounts are generally universal. This is because most TV wall mounts comply with standards set forth by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). Thanks to this set of standards, any mount you buy is likely to be a universal TV wall mount. However, exceptions do apply. Certain brands may not follow VESA standards, and though this is rare, it’s worth checking to make sure you’re buying a VESA-compatible universal TV mount.

Can you mount any TV?

Many TVs can be mounted with standard equipment. However, you need to cover a few details before mounting a TV. Know the size and weight of your TV before you purchase a mount. Additionally, make sure your TV follows the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) standards by looking for the VESA logo followed by a number. Match this number to the VESA-compatible mount to ensure compatibility. If you’re unsure if your TV can be mounted, contact the best professional TV mounting services in your area to see if they can offer guidance and help you with the installation.

Reviews for Albany tv wall mount installers
Arthur C.
Surprisingly I did not have a very good experience with FixTman, but I want to note they did give a lot of opportunity to make things right. It all starts when I reached out when the time window of arrival was closing, and I was never contacted about the technician being late and I had to reach out myself. Ultimately, I had waited the entire time and didn't get any update on when the technician would arrive until well after the time window had passed. They were understanding and apologetic, saying this never happens (unfortunately it did for me). Real professionalism I would have expected them to contact me if there were schedule issues, at the very least. They gave me a slight discount for the troubles, and genuinely wanted to make up for it, so I do appreciate that. Finally, about 2 hours after the arrival window, the technician arrived. They had communicated the final time after, but nevertheless, it was still later than that time. The technician was rushed, very rushed. The attention to detail was not there. I paid for an entire TV mounting, yet I was expected to help. I actually had to change my plans to be there that late, and I still had to lift the heavy TV on and off of the mount a few times, and he even asked my wife to help as well. Why am I paying for an installation when I'm so actively helping? I don't mind helping, but I also would rather not be paying for myself to do some of the work. It just seemed really weird. In addition, I told him clearly and marked exactly where and how high to mount the TV, but even then, it's still too low and not where I wanted it. He really didn't want to go the extra mile to make sure I was happy. I didn't want to fight it or make it worse. It's just not worth my time. But now I have a nice new TV mounted in a suboptimal way. It's supposed to be really flush with the wall, but he used an extension chord that is in the way (which he also asked me to pay for). We wouldn't need an extension chord if he actually put the TV in the right spot and cut the in-wall channel in the middle rather than way over on the right. Overall, it was a really rushed job and I had to help out a lot. Also, I was told they wouldn't haul the boxes/shipping material away, but would put it in the trash/recycling, but he also didn't do it. I just wanted him to finish because it was so rushed and unpleasant. I spent another hour breaking down the box and cleaning up afterwards, and then spent another hour trying to fix the mistakes and get the TV flush like it should be. There were so many steps he didn't do, and even mentioned that those steps were for amateurs. Unfortunately, that also means amateurs do a good job at making sure the mount is flush and setup as designed. The technician was nice, but the rushed nature sucked. The company did say they would have a QC technician come out to take a look and fix if they could. They would honor a 30 day guarantee. So I definitely think they want to make it right, and I think they would. But the QC technician's window of arrival was a huge 3 hour window the next day. That additional stress of it all, waiting again for 3 hours, just wasn't going to cut it for me. They genuinely want to do the right thing, but man, I really didn't have a good time and maybe I'll ultimately take their offer to get their QC technician out here, but it was just not a good experience at all, and I really don't know if I want to deal with another round of it. I think the way to make this right: 1. Have the technician come at an EXACT time, not a 3 hour window 2. Refund me some more portion of the cost because of how much I was expected to help 3. Actually redo the job, patch up the holes, and not require my help (maybe bring a second or third technician) I hope this is just a one time thing, and that otherwise they are great at what they do. I will be looking elsewhere, and just wanted to leave this in case it's useful.
FixTman LLC. (Bay Area)FixTman LLC. (Bay Area)
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