Can I Use an Indoor TV on my Deck or Patio?
This is an easy answer, NO! This time of the year, especially now with everyone stuck at home, our clients ask, “Can I Use an Indoor TV on My Deck or Patio”? On the surface, their reasoning sounds logical. The investment in a true weatherproof outdoor TV is substantial. You can purchase 3 or 4 Indoor TV’s for the cost of an outdoor TV, As a result, clients believe that when the Indoor TV goes bad, I will just purchase another and still be ahead financially. Dollar wise that is true. However, that does not factor in safety. All Indoor TV’s come with a Safety Warning about using Indoor TV’s in a damp or wet location. As everyone knows, water and electric is a deadly combination. The reason true weatherproof TV’s are expensive is that Outdoor TV’s are designed to withstand the elements. Outdoor TV’s have watertight wire connections and screens that are designed to be used and watched outdoors. So think twice before you install your Indoor TV in the great outdoors. For more information on adding Home Entertainment systems to your Outdoor Living spaces, please check out our Outdoor Living Spaces tab.