Satellite dishes are a common sight on residences throughout Vancouver, and you’ve probably noticed they are often installed near the roof of a house. That’s because the satellite receiver needs to be placed in a location where the signal will not be obstructed by the home, trees, outbuildings and other objects. But before you call a satellite company for installation, be aware that rooftop installation of a satellite dish can be a risky proposition. While you’re enjoying hundreds of crystal-clear channels, over years a satellite dish improperly installed on your Delta roof can quietly cause thousands in structural damage.
Many dish manufacturers recommend mounting a dish on the roof only as a last resort. That’s because several holes must be drilled through the entire roof structure, including shingles, underlayment and roof deck, opening a path for water to seep into your home. Sealants must be applied around the mounting bracket to keep moisture out, but over time sealants become dry and brittle and can’t be relied upon. And should the satellite dish be removed, there will be the issue of how to repair the exposed area.
If your satellite installer proposes rooftop installation, ask about alternative placement on a pole, wall, or even attached to the fascia board under the eaves – fascia can be replaced much more easily and is less vulnerable than holes drilled in the roof. If you’re not sure, contact Crown Residential Roofing for professional advice. We can inspect your roof and help you determine the best course of action to avoid expensive repairs down the road – and enjoy worry-free TV viewing! Call us today at (877) 907-3066.