Three Reasons an Attic Antenna Rocks!

Three Reasons an Attic Antenna Rocks!

Antenna's Direct 4 Max Attic Antenna

Choosing the right antenna for watching Free HD TV from the airwaves can make a huge difference

Small indoor antennas may barely pull in a handful of channels. And they can't come close to providing the same performance as a much larger attic or roof antenna.

An attic antenna is the best solution if you want to maximize the amount of channels received with a lot less effort than one installed on a roof.

Channels Available With An OTA Antenna

Over the air antennas provide a nice mix of popular TV channels in stunning 1080p HD TV. Channels like NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS, CW and quite a few more from local affiliate stations are all available. And unlike receiving these same channels from cable or satellite, they are all 100% free.

1. Attic Antennas Require No Grounding

Because an attic antenna is indoors, it is not prone to lightning strikes which can fry expensive electronic components in your home. This is why it's extremely important to properly ground all outdoor antennas. Grounding an antenna is a much a more time consuming process and also adds to the expense.

CORD CUTTING TIP: A small satellite dish installed on a roof makes a perfect place to install an outdoor antenna. And it's already grounded if the installers did the job correctly. Just remove the dish part and add the antenna to the mast. The cable wire leading to the house is already there.

Attic Antenna No Grounding Needed

2. Better Signal Strength Than Smaller Indoor Antennas

If relying on a small indoor antenna, not all channels may come in as clearly. That's because when it comes to antennas like other things in life, size does matter. And bigger is always better.

Sometimes a larger attic antenna can make a huge difference and pull in channels that small flat indoor antennas or rabbit ears won't tune in at all.

rabbit ears antenna
Antenna manufactures like to claim their small indoor antennas can compete with larger roof antennas. Sadly that's not always the case. When you take into account, trees, hills, tall buildings, and even certain building materials like metal siding, can cause the TV signal to fade fast.

This is where a much larger antenna shines and can often receive stations smaller antennas can't tune in.

A larger antenna placed in an attic can often overcome these limitations and pull in many more channels which would otherwise might be missed completely. And installing an antenna in attic can be less dangerous than climbing on top of the roof.

3. More Aesthetically Pleasing

picture frame antennas
Outdoor antennas and even smaller indoor antennas are just plain ugly to look at. Some manufactures have even attempted to disguise indoor antennas to look like photo frames. While this is a great concept and may even work well in some cases. Depending on how close to transmission towers one lives. It's typically not always the best solution for receiving the maximum amount of channels clearly.

An attic antenna is really the only true stealth antenna solution. Once installed no one but the homeowner will know it's even there. Plus there are no ugly wires or rabbit ears dangling from the TV. And if a roof antenna is against Subdivision CC&Rs your neighbors won't get upset.

With an attic antenna a larger roof antenna many times will easily fit and still provide close to the same performance as one outside.

Which Attic Antenna Is Best?

Most antennas do the job pretty well. Some enterprising individuals have even built an antenna out of coat hangers or other common materials laying around the house.

One company that has been on the forefront of antenna design is Antennas's Direct. They make some great outdoor antennas like their 4Max which can easily be installed in attic. And it has an incredible range of 70+ miles.

A good antenna can supplement the many online channels that are available from popular media players like Roku. This will make the cord cutting experience all the better.