As summer is rapidly approaching, we are all looking for ways to enjoy the weather as much as possible. Are you considering an outdoor living and entertainment area? With an outdoor rated TV, having your TV exposed to the outdoor weather conditions 365 days a year doesn’t make for a good scenario. Consider placing your TV in a cabinet to protect it and prolong the life span. With a cabinet you can take weatherproofing measures like sealing the seams with calking and placing weather-strips around the perimeter to avoid any form of moisture or cold air sneaking in causing condensation. With the TV cabinet it assures you of a perfect shield for your TV. By placing your TV behind closed doors you’ll reduce the risks of vandalism and theft.
One of the top factors you will want to consider is the location where you intend to place the TV. Does the location you have in mind receive too much direct light during the most common TV use time? Is there a splash offender like a pool nearby? Are you planning on placing the TV high enough that it can be seen from several areas and angles? If placed above a fireplace – is the heat too close to your TV? These are all things to consider when looking for that prime location for your outdoor TV.
Even though the TV is meant to stay outdoors, it is smart to reduce and avoid outside elements as much as you can to prolong the lifespan of your TV. Choose an outdoor location for your TV that will provide the most protection from the elements, ideally under a gazebo. The #1 issue with outdoor TV is the exposure to heat, avoid this by placing the TV in a location that doesn’t get direct sunlight. To enhance your viewing experience, place your outdoor TV screen facing north, so the sun is behind your TV. Place your TV at least 6 feet away from a fireplace or grill.
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