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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.

Satellite dish

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.

East Tennessee Quality Home Inspections
Quality Home Inspections serves the East Tennessee area of Roane, Loudon, Knox, Anderson, and Cumberland counties which includes the cities of Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Kingston, Harriman, Rockwood, Oliver Springs, Midtown, Lenoir City, and Crossville, Tennessee. The goal of Quality Home Inspections is to help make the home buying decision a little less complex by providing a professional visual inspection and report of various systems and areas of the home.

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