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Discrete Satellite Dish Installation | Action Aerials

Many people consider the appearance of satellite dishes and TV aerials on their home to be aesthetically displeasing, especially when it comes to more traditional properties, where keeping a classical look is important to the owner. There are ways and means of hiding or disguising your satellite dish from view if you wish. A few examples of the many ways you can do this are listed below.

When having a new satellite dish installed, a professional engineer will always take into account the location that the dish needs to be placed in to get the best signal possible, as well as the changes the satellite dish may make to the external appearance of the property. He/she then will determine the best place to fit the satellite dish based on their assessment of these criteria.

Traditional Installation On A Chimney

Typically, the chimney breast is the best place to install a satellite dish, in terms of receiving the best possible reception, as well as discreetly hiding the dish from view on 3 out of 4 sides of your property.

In most cases, there will be a preferred side on which to place your satellite dish, from which you will be able to get a signal to your television without any interference from obstacles that may be in the way such as trees and other taller buildings.

Where the signal quality received on other sides of the chimney are indifferent, the installer should give you the choice of which side of the chimney you would like them to install the satellite dish on.

Satellite Dishes On The Floor

Although uncommon, in some rural locations it is possible to have the satellite dish installed on the floor of your property, be it in the garden or inside a courtyard. In these instances factors must be taken into account to ensure that you still receive the best signal possible, including environmental sources of interference as previously mentioned above.

Roof Mounts

If you have a flat roof then the task of hiding your satellite dish is very easy. An installer will be able to install the satellite dish to a flat surface, usually securing it with concrete blocks to act as weights. As long as there are no obstacles, you should receive a very reasonable signal using this method.

Paint Your Satellite Dish

If you have had your satellite dish installed in any of the locations named above, yet you are still unhappy with the view of your satellite dish on your property, then you may choose to paint your satellite dish to blend in with its surroundings.

Many people think that painting your aerial will affect its performance, but this is not the case. You could choose to paint your satellite dish in any colour your wish, this will make the satellite dish more discreet. The paint we recommend for use on satellite dishes is non-metallic car paint.

Need Help With An Installation

If you need a new satellite dish installed, then call or email us and one of our friendly advisors will be on hand to help you. We can visit your property, often on the same day to provide a free no quibble quotation.

Before providing the written quotation, we will carry out a full diagnostics check to see where it would be best to install your new satellite dish. If you are happy with the quote, we can install the satellite dish there and then. Give us a call today to find out more.

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