Usually, people like mounting TV over fireplace to create more focal point in the room. This is also a good way to decorate a fireplace that is usually the main focal point in a room. However, many people don’t too aware with the danger caused incorrect location and usage of mounting TV over a fireplace.
Excessive heat from the fireplace can be a danger for your TV. It will damage the screen of the TV permanently. So, before mounting TV over fireplace it will be better if you check the heat of the fireplace. You can turn on your fireplace and let the fire build for a while, then put a thermometer to the location where you will mount your TV. See if the thermometer reaches more than 90 degrees. If it is more than 90 degrees, you shouldn’t turn on your fireplace when your TV is running. Mounting a TV over your fireplace will also give a danger for the viewing. You will get that your viewing is not comfortable due to the height of the fireplace. In this case, you need to sue tilting mechanism when mounting your television. It will allows you to change the angles of the TV about 15 degrees. You will get more comfortable viewing by tilting down the TV.
From the practicality, mounting TV over fireplace can provide additional space in the room. However, it also causes a danger if you don’t use the correct secure when mounting your TV. There are some considerations you have to take to get the correct mounting depend on the wall. If the wall over your fireplace made of drywall, you need to use the right fixtures to penetrate the studs. If it is a brick wall, you will need anchor bolts to mount your TV safely. However, brick fireplace can radiate heat that will be harmful for your television, so it is not recommended to mount a TV over a brick fireplace. From some of those considerations, you can just take a conclusion to consider what you should do and what you should not do.
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