Satellite Woes and Roofing
If you are about to get a roof mounted satellite, make sure the technician hits a rafter with at least two of the lags. A satellite can rip a roof to shreds in high wind if it's just screwed into the plywood.
Left Roof Slope Before
The slope of a roof is often referred to as the pitch.
Left Slope After
Standard pitch roofs are the common roofing pitches you'll find on most residential homes.
This light may appear harmless, but it's not secure. Our rep captured this on his camera to show the concerns he had.
Right Roof Slope Before
The slope, or pitch, of the roof is determined by the vertical rise in inches for every horizontal twelve inch (12") length (called the "run").
Right Slope After
Just like on this roof, areas that have a regular slope can use standard roofing shingles. In fact, it's recommended. Because there's enough of a slope, you don't have to worry about water drainage. It all runs off!
Main Ridge Before
Ridge caps can be blown off because of the force caused by wind blowing over the ridge.
Main Roofing Ridge After
Having proper nails (NOT GUN NAILS!) and covering each ridge cap, then sealing (with high-endurance caulk) those uncovered nails is the best practice when it comes to ridge installation. It's another job in Santa Fe, TX done right by Ernie Smith & Sons Roofing.