Avoid installing satellites on roof tops
When looking for a new home, watch out for satellite dish installations on roof tops as they can cause roof leaks. Satellite dish installations on roof tops increase the chances of having a leaky roof.
If you have a choice at all, do not install a satellite dish on top of your shingles, as this makes a greater likelihood that your roof could leak in the future. Every time you puncture the roof with a nail or screw you create a new potential entry way for water to penetrate in the future. Not every satellite dish installation will cause water leakage, especially if done properly, but it is a chance not worth taking.
If you already have a home with a satellite installation on your roof, then monitor it carefully. The screws should be sealed with a roof patch tar or a material specifically designed for sealing to asphalt.
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