Many Kansas City residents enjoy the high-quality, HDTV television signals they receive from their rooftop antennas. However, some residents are questioning whether or not they can receive the same great reception by installing antennas in their attics or inside their house. Why mess with technology, you wonder? If the rooftop option has been producing excellent results why would anyone want to change it?
Well, there are a couple reasons that consumers of TV antennas begin considering attic installations. One reason is aesthetics. Some neighborhoods, especially those in historic districts, may question the integrity of the neighborhood and lost charm if every other house on the block has a piece of technology on their roof, a glaring reminder that we have moved out of the 19th century.
Another reason is to protect the antenna and surrounding structures from wind gusts which may propel the antenna off the roof causing property or personal damage. While this is highly unlikely, this is still a reason that some rooftop antenna customers are considering attic installs.
When considering an attic install of your antenna, consumers must keep in mind some of the following questions.
How is your roof constructed? Building materials such as brick, tile and metal can work very efficiently at keeping even the strongest HDTV signal from reaching your attic antenna. If you have a roof constructed of common roofing materials like wood and normal, everyday shingles, then the chances of you receiving a decent signal through to your attic antenna are more in your favor.
How tall is your home? Basically, the higher you roof extends the better signal an attic antenna will receive. Two-story homes typically get a better signal than ranch style homes.
Do the critters like your attic? As creepy as this last question is to consider, you may want to think about any wildlife that hangs out in your attic. While we all like to think our attics are undesirable and impenetrable by raccoons, mice or birds, the truth is that these pesky varmints find a way to get in to our attics. And they tend to be jealous of free television programming. If you attic is a half-way house for wayward animals, an attic antenna may not be feasible.
The best way to find out what type of antenna would benefit you the most is to give a professional installer a call in Kansas and let them guide you to the right product to fit your needs.