Does the thought of buying an antenna tower make you nervous? If so, it’s perfectly normal. This is a HUGE purchase, and there’s a lot you need to know beforehand. Like how high should your tower be? And is it going to need guy wires? (What are guy wires, anyway?) Then there’s the question of which brand to buy. All of this doesn’t have to be overwhelming when you call Solid Signal. We carry a wide range of these structures from the top suppliers, and we offer expert customer support to make your antenna tower installation a success.
Your Antenna Tower Source
An antenna tower is used to secure an antenna or satellite dish high in the sky. Choosing the right antenna tower is a process. Fortunately, we have an in-house product expert to help you every step of the way. Her name is Ashley Porter, and she’s matched many people with antenna towers for residential and commercial installations. To help you get the ideal antenna tower, she’ll take you through her six-point process. In the end, she’ll identify what you need, calculate your shipping costs, and more. This is how Solid Signals provides you with a worry-free antenna tower installation.
When ordering an antenna tower from Solid Signal, our product expert Ashley Porter will walk you through these steps:
1. Basic Information
To get the right antenna tower, Ashley needs to ask you some questions. She explained, “After I get your name and delivery zip code, I’ll ask if this will be a business or residential delivery. In cases of very large towers, I also need to know if you have the equipment needed to unload the structure.” This information helps her make sure you are prepared to receive your tower when it arrives. Ashley added, “In many cases, you’ll need approval from your city or county to put up an antenna tower. It’s best to check with your municipality before calling us.”
2. Antenna Tower Sizes
Solid Signal carries antenna towers ranging from 20 to 100 feet or more. The biggest question Ashley gets from customers is, “How high do I need to go.” Her answer to this is straightforward. “You have to go as high as you need to get a clear signal. The height of your antenna tower depends upon how tall the trees, buildings, and other obstructions are between you and the TV transmitters.” Ashley helps you determine your ideal antenna tower height based upon your installation.
3. Antenna Tower Manufacturers
What antenna tower brand is best for your installation? That’s something that Ashley is happy to help determine. She said, “We carry these units from American Tower Corporation, Rohn, Sabre, and Trylon. All of these are top-selling companies, and the antenna tower you need depends upon your installation.” When you work with Solid Signal, you know you’ll get a structure from one of the best antenna tower suppliers.
4. Antenna Tower Guy Wires
Does your antenna tower need support? If you’re not sure, Ashley helps you determine figure this out. She explained, “Guy wires attach to the top your antenna tower and are anchored into the ground. These antenna tower parts help keep the unit stable during high winds and storms.” To determine if your installation needs guy wires, Ashley looks at a number of factors including how high your antenna tower is and the weight it supports.
5. Antenna Tower Sections
Solid Signal carries a wide variety of antenna tower parts. This lets you purchase the replacement pieces you need for an existing structure. This is called “piecemealing,” and it’s part of Ashley’s customer support process. “All antenna towers require a base plate, mid-section, and top section,” she said. “Beyond that, the number of individual components you need can vary.” Since you can’t mix and match antenna tower parts between brands, Ashley will make sure you get the right components for your installation.
6. Calculating Shipping Costs
Antenna towers and parts are big and heavy. The shipping costs tends to be high because these items are shipped via freight carrier due to their size. To keep you fully informed, Ashley calculates the shipping price of your antenna tower. “You’ll know exactly how much everything costs before you place your order,” she explained.
Your Antenna Tower Installation
An antenna tower is not a small purchase. These structures are large, heavy, and represent a significant investment for you. If you need an antenna tower or antenna tower parts, we recommend you give us a call. We have a product expert who specializes in these units. She’ll make sure you get the best antenna tower at the best price. To start the process, call Solid Signal at 877.312.4547. We’ll connect you with Ashley so she can start the process to help complete your antenna tower installation.