Can You Mount a TV Above a Fireplace?
The short answer is: Yes, you can. But it depends. Mounting your TV on the wall above your fireplace is a fantastic solution to use the space above the fireplace. However, if your fireplace is an actual heat source for your home, be mindful of the heat development as it can potentially damage your TV and the mount. Many homes have decorative fireplaces only and mounting your TV above one of those is generally no problem at all.
Pull Down TV Mount Over Fireplace
You have already decided to mount your TV above your fireplace - great! Now you have two options: a static wall mount or a pull-down mount that enables you to bring your TV down to a comfortable viewing height when it's time to watch and move it back up above the fireplace when it's not in use. Pull down TV fireplace mounts are available as manual and remote controlled options. Choose a motorized fireplace TV mount for the ultimate convenience of adjusting your TV's height from the comfort of your sofa.
Mounting TV Above Gas Fireplace
Mounting a TV above a gas fireplace can be an attractive and space-saving solution, but it presents some unique challenges due to the heat generated by the fireplace. Consider the following: Gas fireplaces can generate heat and potentially affect the TV's performance and longevity. Check your fireplace's specifications for heat output and clearance requirements. It's crucial to follow the manufacturer's guidelines. Locate the wall studs within the wall above the fireplace where you intend to mount the TV. Secure the TV wall mount bracket to these studs to ensure stability. This is especially important when mounting a heavy TV. Plan for cable management to conceal and organize wires. You may need to route power and AV cables to the TV through the wall or use cord covers to maintain a clean and safe appearance. Due to the specific challenges of mounting a TV above a gas fireplace, it's advisable to consult a professional installer who can assess the space, safety concerns, and mounting requirements. They can ensure that the TV is securely mounted and positioned correctly.