Top 3 things you must know about outdoor televisions in the Lehigh Valley

Posted February 4, 2021 in Attached Roof System, Blog, Decks, Design/Build, General, Landscape Design, Outdoor Kitchen, Videos

Adding a television to your new patio or deck in the Lehigh Valley could enhance your space and encourage you to spend more time outdoors. An outdoor television will help you enjoy hosting friends and family for the big game outside or binge-watch your favorite shows on your new covered porch. However, to properly protect your outdoor television, there are some things you need to know in order to protect your investment.

Here are the top 3 things you must know before you install an outdoor television in the Lehigh Valley:

  • Outdoor televisions are brighter

Indoor televisions are for indoor use, often with the lights off. If you take one outside, the sun will most likely outshine your screen. The sun could also cause damage to the screen of an indoor television.

What you need to know about outdoor TVs

Outdoor televisions are specifically designed to be brighter so that you can properly view the screen even on sunny days! Many also have an anti-glare glass to help protect the screen and improve visibility. We helped this family in Limerick, Pennsylvania select the perfect television for their new outdoor living room. The outdoor television hangs directly above their custom gas fireplace with additional speakers above the archways to give the client a surround sound effect.

Tour this outdoor living room in Limerick, Pennsylvania →  

  • Indoor televisions are not safe outdoors

Placing an indoor television and its cords and cables outdoors can often pose a major electrical hazard and other safety issues. This is why it’s important to work with a professional who can help you select the right equipment, safely connect your cables, and properly equip your wireless connection.


Our design-first approach helps you select the best outdoor television for your space,  avoid electrical complications, and connect your equipment properly. This new porch in Easton, Pennsylvania was designed and built to feature an outdoor television and Bose sound system for the family to enjoy their favorite shows and movies!

Tour this covered porch in Easton, Pennsylvania → 

  • Outdoor televisions are designed for the elements

You probably wouldn’t expect your indoor furniture to stand up to extreme heat and cold, weather, insects, or other elements. So it probably wouldn’t be wise to expect your television to stand up to them either.

Outdoor televisions are designed for permanent installation. They can be used in temperatures up to 104° F or as low as -24° F. Therefore they can be safely outdoors 365 days a year in the Lehigh Valley.

Planning a new backyard should be a very exciting experience, but we get that it could be a significant investment. So, you might feel overwhelmed thinking about all the important details that will complete your new space. You are not alone!

At MasterPLAN, we have partnered with hundreds of homeowners– just like you- to help them make all the important decisions about their backyard transformation. We have worked with customers ranging from areas in the Lehigh Valley, Poconos, Main Line of Philadelphia, and Western New Jersey. Our proven process has helped them design and build award-winning outdoor living spaces that maximize their home value, help families fall in love with their home all over again, and made their backyard a magnet to life’s most important moments! 

Here’s how we do it:

Call –Schedule a design meeting!

Collaborate – Create your perfect plan!

Construction– With an approved design, construction starts!

Celebrate– Raise a toast in the backyard of your dreams!


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