Installing a TV antenna in the attic is an option and a great way to receive free over-the-air TV signals.
While mounting an antenna outside is always the best option if possible, there are many scenarios when it can not be done.
Most Over-the-Air TV antennas can be mounted in the attic, with outdoor units working the best.
The size of the attic, along with the TV tower’s location, should all be considered when buying an attic TV antenna.
Outside vs. Attic Mounted Antenna
Having a TV antenna located outside or in the attic are both good options.
Often for aesthetic purposes, an antenna needs to be installed in the attic and is a common setup.
Mounting a unit outside will get better reception since the signal will not need to travel through a wall.
A TV antenna in the attic will often lose 20-30 percent of signal strength.
Any loss can be offset with low-cost amplifiers or signal boosters.
Read Here for More on TV Antenna Amplifiers and Signal Boosters.
There are many TV antennas available that can be installed in an attic and get good reception.
Below are our favorite picks for good attic TV antenna options.
As always, be sure to read reviews on Amazon, forums, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a right pick for you.
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Our Picks for Best TV Antenna for an Attic
- GE Attic Mount TV Antenna
- RCA ANT751E Yagi Antenna
- Antennas Direct ClearStream 2V
GE Attic Mount TV Antenna, Long Range Antenna, Supports 4K 1080P Digital HDTV VHF UHF, Indoor Directional Antenna, Mounting Pole Included, Out of Sight Compact Design, 33692
The GE is an antenna built to be installed in an attic and get the best reception possible.
It is a compact design that comes with a mounting pole.
The unit needs some assembly and works best pointed at the local TV broadcast towers location.
After installing the unit, scan for OTA TV channels from the TV menu system.
Often the antenna will need some slight adjustment to dial-in and get the most channels with the best reception.
TV Antenna – RCA Outdoor Yagi Satellite HD Antenna with Over 70 Mile Range – Attic or Roof Mount TV Antenna, Long Range Digital OTA Antenna for Clear Reception, 4K 1080P Silver
The RCA ANT751E Yagi OTA TV antenna has been available for a while and is a good unit both outdoors and in an attic.
Yagi antennas are directional, meaning they will need to be pointed directly at the TV towers.
This is often done by researching where the TV towers are located in your area and pointing them in that direction.
The antenna can also be turned until good reception is on the TV and locked into place.
It comes with a flat mounting bracket but can also be mounted on a pole.
Antennas Direct ClearStream 2V TV Antenna, 60+ Mile Range, UHF/VHF, Multi-directional, Indoor, Attic, Outdoor, Mast w/Pivoting Base/Hardware/ Adjustable Clamp, Sealing Pads, 4K Ready, Black – C2-V-CJM
This unit from Antennas Direct can be mounted in the attic or outside.
It is multi-directional and can pick up a signal from any direction.
This can help greatly when TV towers are spaced apart and hard to tune in on multiple TV broadcasts.
The kit includes a mounting bracket mast clamp to set it in place.
Mounting a TV antenna in the attic is a good option and, when set up correctly, can receive many over-the-air TV broadcasts.
Having an antenna in the attic can look better in many cases and may even be required by an HOA.
If a unit does not pick up a signal well, there are many amplifiers and boosters available that can greatly improve a signal.
Installing a unit in the attic does require a handy person so be sure to call someone if needed.
Have you installed an antenna in the attic? Let us know your experience below.