Mounting a TV in a Manufactured Home
One of the major reasons why most people choose manufactured home over conventional site-built homes is that these factory-built homes are affordable and they allow the homeowner to enjoy all the convenience and comforts of a traditional stick-built home. In addition to that, manufactured homeowners can also customize their house as per their needs and desires for a reasonable price.
The popularity of flat-panel TV models has significantly increased over the last few years and more and more homeowners are choosing flat-panel TV models over other TV models. However, many people who own manufactured homes often ask their mobile home manufacturers whether they would be able to mount a flat panel TV on the walls of their home.
If you are planning to mount a new TV on the walls of your manufactured home, then you will certainly have to consider a few crucial things before doing so. The first and most important thing to do is hire experienced mobile home manufacturers and ask them whether the walls of your home are able to withstand a TV mounted.
If you are living in an older mobile home with age more than 15 to 20 years, then you might not be able to mount a TV on the walls of your factory-built home. This is because doing so may result in serious structural damages to the manufactured home, which in turn reduces its resale value. So, if your modular home manufacturers advise you not to mount a TV on the walls of your home, then it would be wiser to follow their recommendation.
On the other hand, if your manufactured home is capable of withstanding the mounting of a TV, then either you can hire professional installers to do the job or you could do it on your own, if you know the basics.
Mounting a TV in a manufactured home requires proper knowledge on the type and width of studs within the walls and on the wall material. It is significant to note that most of the wall materials will not be able to support the weight of a TV on their own. This means that you will have to drill in the center of the studs by using the recommended hardware to efficiently mount the TV on the wall.
If you have no idea on how to mount a TV on your manufactured home, then it would be better to seek the help of a professional installer, and not try to fiddle with the installation.