Placing a TV Over Your Fireplace – A Do or a Don’t?

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Thinking of placing a TV over your fireplace? The first thing that comes to mind for most homeowners is something like “it’s impossible,” or “the heat would certainly damage the TV.” Don’t leave a huge space above your mantel empty, and take advantage of it the right way. Here’s how:

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A Great Opportunity to Save Space

Accommodating both the fireplace and the TV on the same wall is a great way to save valuable wall space and make the most of your room. Instead of blocking a precious view out the window, puchase a flat screen television that can be mounted above your fireplace. Since most homes are getting smaller and smaller, it’s important to optimize your home and make it more practical and efficient, yet comfortable and stylish.

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Keep an Eye on High Temperatures

Paying close attention to the amount of heat projected from your fireplace is another important point to watch out for. Since most homeowners have lately been looking to renovate and re-modernize older homes, many businesses related to conserving in heat, and water damage restoration have become super popular within the last few years. Make sure you do it right to avoid troubles and a melted TV down the road! Also keep in mind whenver you are decorating your home, you want to think about safety first. If this means installing a fire extinguisher on your wall and compromising style for safety – then do it!

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Insulate Your Chimney Properly

When it comes to the TV and fireplace, you still have to take into account the very high temperatures the chimney can reach. The best way to properly insulate the chimney, is using calcium silicate plates. Once this is taken care of, you’re all set to mount your television and enjoy the show, worry free!