Below, we will list some of the biggest reasons why your TV aerial may be failing just a relatively short time after installation.
Whilst these solutions may not be the answer to your aerial related woes, we will try our best to provide a quick-fix remedy, but we do recommend that you contact our well-trained and professional engineers to help you with any serious or seemingly-unsolvable problems.
Poor TV Aerial Installation Work
The most obvious answer is that the TV aerial has been poorly installed. Amateur, untrained engineers will most likely make a shoddy job of installing your aerial, and they will oftentimes struggle to find a strong signal.
Sometimes, the TV aerial is affected by other construction workers, particularly roofers, because of its position – if work a roof needs work doing to it, it might alter the position and the signal strength of the aerial, or in some cases, a roofer himself has installed the aerial after having moved it in the first place. Word of advice – don’t get a roofer to do an aerial engineer’s job!
Poor Quality Materials
Possibly the most common reason as to why an aerial may need to be replaced at a quicker rate is due to poor quality material, typically antennas. Even if a TV aerial has been installed perfectly, if it’s exposed to the elements, they’ll soon take their toll and factors such as water damage from rain, wearing from wind and even too much heat and sun can ultimately cause irreparable damage to cheaply made or poor-quality materials.
Badly Designed TV Aerial
A badly designed TV aerial is easily subjected to a water damage right from the off. Water is able to get into the diode connecting to a coax cable, in a plastic box that is (supposed to be) weather-proof, but these boxes don’t, in-fact, keep the weather out. This of course is a major problem in UK houses, completely due to the wet climate.
At Aerial world, we can pride ourselves on giving the highest-quality service, so all of these issues don’t become a factor in your life. If you would like your TV aerials installed by us, contact us on 01434 694 332.