The majority of antenna installation firms will give you an idea of how much it will cost you to solve your aerial issues. We are more than just another antenna installation company. We provide a fixed-price quote without obligation. Our goal is to always provide you with a high-quality signal. We go beyond just installing aerials to ensure that they always provide an exceptional signal.
1. Digital TV Antennas: What you need to know
A TV antenna’s type is one of the most significant considerations and determinants of its installation cost.
It is critical to note that, while there may be differences in the type of antenna required in your area (for example, depending on the local TV transmitter, it might have to be VHF or UHF), this will only affect the antenna’s cost marginally. In addition to the antenna’s quality, other factors should be considered as well.
The following should be on your radar:
- Designed and manufactured in Australia
- Aluminum construction for strength and durability
- 25-year or longer warranty
- Designs for Yagi antennas preferably not ‘combination’ antennas
- Built-in filtering for 4G/5G
Outdoor digital TV antennas that are low quality typically cost around $15 and are not very reliable. These antennas are typically characterized by the following characteristics:
- Antenna arms are made up of small, flimsy elements
- Warranties that are short or nonexistent
- The antenna is designed as a ‘Log Periodic’
- Indoor antennas
- Antenna elements are tubular in plastic
Aside from antenna characteristics, antennas are also categorized by their gain. Gain affects the power level of the signal received. If you have a TV transmitter close to you and only one or two TV points around your home, your antenna may have a higher gain.
2. Installing the TV antenna takes a certain amount of time
Depending on the type of property, it will require a different amount of time to install the TV antenna. It will take significantly less time to set up ladder and harness points in a single-story house than it will be to set up ladder and harness points in a three-story apartment building with no internal roof access! It will take longer to install the TV antenna if the common area keys have to be collected from the real estate agent 15 minutes away from the commercial premises.
Additionally, if there are more things to be installed than just an antenna, then there will be more labor involved, which is obvious. If you have to install new equipment such as a new TV antenna mount, a new cable, a new TV signal booster, a splitter, or new TV points, then installing a new TV antenna system will take longer.
3. It’s time to upgrade your TV signal
In order to understand TV signal boosters in more detail, read more about TV signal boosters. It can, however, be difficult to diagnose over the telephone. In spite of this, TV signal levels can vary according to a variety of factors, such as antenna type, cabling quality, and the number of televisions in the home (or rather, the type and size of the roof space splitter), among others. We offer a free quote to all customers so we can tailor a solution specifically to your TV system.
When a TV masthead amplifier or a distribution amplifier is required at your location, the cost of installing a new TV antenna will increase.
4. A description of the terrain in your area
In order to receive a high-quality TV signal, you should be able to see your local TV transmitter from your roof. Therefore, you can install a very low TV antenna mount on your roof if you can see your local TV transmitter.
The antenna installers may need to conduct a roof survey to determine the most suitable location on your roof if this is the case. To get the TV antenna even higher, it may be necessary to install a tall guyed mast if you are unable to receive an adequate signal around 1.5 – 2 meters above your roof. There are multiple sections on a guyed mast that can extend up to 50 feet. Many of these tall masts are visible from street level when they are mounted on your house (or your neighbor’s house).
5. The quality of work performed by technicians
Additionally, the cost of a new TV antenna installation will be influenced by the quality of the technician installer. In order to ensure that your new TV antenna will last for years to come, you need to hire a TV antenna installer who has a great deal of experience and does this type of work on a daily basis. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t fix your TV antenna with an electrician.
Your TV antenna system may be poorly installed if you hire a ‘handyman’ type of person to install it. Rain or moisture can get into the cable and cause interference. Or any signal can get into your TV system resulting in interference. This can be caused by a poor cable termination, or the wrong type of connector on the cable, leading to your TV signal failing within days or weeks.
Because of this, it is imperative to hire a technician with the right tools, equipment, and experience so that the job is done correctly the first time. In the event of any issues with installation, a single man in a van can easily screen your calls or block your phone number. This will not honor any warranty provided. Therefore, make sure you choose a company with an excellent reputation and a long history in the industry.