Tens of millions of homeowners subscribe to satellite TV, which works by sending a signal via satellite in space to your home dish as a means of delivering your favorite channels and programs to your television screen. And while it’s imperative that your home satellite dish is installed in an area where it can receive an uninterrupted signal, this doesn’t mean that your roof is the best place for it. In fact, installing a dish onto your roof means you’re drilling holes into it. If not done correctly, this can lead to a variety of problems.
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the ways satellite dishes can damage your roof:
3 Ways Satellite Dishes Can Damage Your Roof
It Can Void the Roof Warranty
When you have a new roof installed, it will likely come with some sort of warranty — generally both on materials and labor. However, the installation of a satellite dish can potentially void this warranty because you’re altering the roof by placing a dish on it. This means if there are issues with your roof, they may not be covered by the warranty. It may not matter if the issues involve the satellite or not.
It Can Make Repairs More Challenging
Warped, cracking or missing shingles? If they’re located around the satellite, repairs and/or roofing replacement becomes more difficult. It may also require the dish to be removed in order for some repairs to be performed. If this is the case, then the dish will have to be installed all over again, which likely means additional costs for you.
It’s Subject to Weather-Related Damages
Perhaps the most significant way satellite dishes can damage your roof is from weather events. Even when the dish is properly installed, it’s still subject to Mother Nature. If high winds from inclement weather catch the dish just right, it could literally be ripped off of the roof, causing significant damage and leaving your home susceptible to interior damages as well. When you consider that satellites could void any roofing warranties, you may have to cover these costs out of pocket should such damage occur.
Contact Perry Roofing Today
Rather than the roof, we always suggest installing your dish on a properly installed stand instead. For more information on this and more information on roofing repair and new roofing installation, contact Perry Roofing today.