Does A Loft Mounted TV Aerial Work
14 January 2016
One of the questions we are often asked at Aerial Satellite Link is, does a loft mounted TV aerial work? And the answer is… Maybe! There are many variables and factors that need to be taken into consideration when fitting internal loft mounted TV aerials.
- Local signal strength
- Roof construction
- Property alignment to TV transmitter
- Property and TV Aerial Height
Whilst there is no magic formula, all the above need to be taken into account.
Local Signal Strength
Go to the digital UK website and enter your details, this will give you a good indication as to the signal strength in your area. For internal loft mounted digital TV aerials you will need strong, or very strong signal to work properly.
All types of materials affects TV signals to a degree. Slate roof tiles are more acceptable to RF than bricks and blocks. Metal prefab houses will be difficult to keep a stable signal if at all possible. One of the worst materials to affect TV signals is aluminum insulation panels found in most new builds.
Property Alignment To Transmitter
When fitting a loft digital TV aerial, you will need to align the TV aerial to the correct transmitter. Again, you can find this information by going to the Digital UK website. Depending on line of site, by pointing the TV aerial through the roof tiles as opposed to the gable end, will improve signal strength and quality. This isn’t always possible depend on property alignment to transmitter.
Property And TV aerial Height
Installing any type of digital TV aerial, height is always a good factor and will improve signal strength and quality in most cases. For internal loft mounted TV aerials, this will also applie and help improve signals. If you live in a town house, the signal will most certainly be stronger than if you live in a bungalow surrounded by trees and obstructions.
Aerial Satellite Link always recommend having your digital TV aerial installed externally, as the quality of signal will be far superior than loft mounted TV aerials.
Aerial Satellite Link Provide Free Quotes
Here at Aerial Sitelink link, our engineers provide same day free no obligation quotes for digital TV aerial installation in Leeds and the west Yorkshire area. For more info, call FREE on 0800 055 6241 and one of our highly trained engineers will come and discuss your requirements.