You must be careful when attaching items to your roof. The manufacturers of the accessories may not understand the risk of nailing them to the roof. We recommend asking help from professionals or roofing contractors when placing something on your roof.
Here’s a list of items that could be attached to your roof.
Is It Safe to Nail the Roof?
Driving even a single nail into your roof can compromise the entire system. Nailing will puncture the shingles and underlayment of the roof, creating a hole where water can enter when it rains. Keep in mind that even the smallest leaks can result in expensive roof repair costs. An experienced contractor will use corrosion-resistant screws when attaching something to your roof.
Your contractor can safely attach an antenna to your roof. However, it is best to look into other options. In the past, antennas were nailed up on roofs, causing roof leaks. Today, most antennas are located in attics. Modern digital signals should pass through your roof without compromising signal quality.
While many homeowners place security cameras on the roof, camera manufacturers don’t recommend this location. Rain and snow can reduce the lifespan of cameras and distort their view. The best place to install a security camera is on the soffit or the underside of your roof’s eave.
You shouldn’t attach flower baskets to your roof or its soffit. It’s not a good idea to hang flower baskets from the soffit unless the chain is connected to a structural part of the soffit. Your roofer will know how to safely attach the chain.
Attaching a pergola to your shingle roof is harder than you think. Make sure to contact a professional if you want to attach this structure to your roof.
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