Satellite TV signals are not able to pass through tree leaves. The signals must travel an unobstructed path between the transmitting satellite and the receiving satellite dish. Prospective satellite TV customers and current subscribers can rest assured that strategic clipping can establish and maintain a clear path for receiving a consistent TV signal.
It only takes one overgrown tree limb to cause reception problems. Signals from a satellite reach your dish at every point across its surface, so an adequate travel path must be at least as wide as the dish. After opening up a required minimum amount of space for the signal, additional tree trimming is a practical method to obtain extra protection from windblown limbs and future tree growth.
Clearing the path for a new subscriber
Regardless of locality, satellite TV dishes in the U.S. are installed to receive signals from a southerly direction. Satellites for subscription TV are in orbit above and along the equator. The speed of each satellite precisely matches the rotational speed of the Earth, making the satellite appear stationary from any ground location.
Once you know the general direction for your satellite TV provider, you are ready to have certain trees trimmed to clear out a path for the signal. You may only need one or more tree tops removed. Periodic tree maintenance can maintain the opened pathway, or you may prefer to cut back a bit more as a preventative measure.
Solving reception problems for a current subscriber
The first symptom of a partially-blocked satellite TV signal is pixelation observed during viewing. The curved dish must gather a relatively weak signal and focus it for further processing by the receiver. Any blockage of the travel path causes a disruption in the signal strength of the digital content.
As a tree limb obstruction grows, it increasingly blocks and degrades the quality of the signals reaching your dish. If allowed to continue, tree growth will diminish the signal strength to the point that all channels are unavailable. After observing the southerly direction of your dish, your tree service specialist will know where and how to proceed with alterations to prevent a loss of your channels.
The type of custom tree trimming performed for optimal satellite TV reception could also be used to protect the outside utility lines entering your home. Periodic tree maintenance is essential to minimize the risk of tree limbs falling on a satellite dish or any other equipment due to the added weight of ice or snow. Contact a tree maintenance service for specialized trimming that allows you to continue to enjoy the natural beauty of your trees.
For more information, contact a company like McGinty Bros., Inc. Professional Lawn & Tree Care for help or guidance with your needs.