Which is better, mounting to a wall or mounting to the roof?

While it’s really your decision, I would say that the answer here is clear. If you’re looking to mount an antenna or satellite dish to your home, the best choice is the wall mount. Why? Because you’re not making holes in your roof. If you drill holes in the roof, there’s always a chance that you won’t do it right and the roof will leak. If you’re drilling holes in a wall, there is much less chance of water getting in there.

The good news is that there are all sorts of different ways to mount that antenna or satellite dish. You can strap it to a chimney, you can use a non-penetrating mount that doesn’t make any holes at all, you can mount to an eave or to the wall under an eave, you can mount to a gable… the list is practically endless. Just whatever you do, make sure you’re waterproofing things as much as possible, keeping them as stable as possible, and avoiding unnecessary holes. If you don’t know what you’re doing, find a contractor who does. Antenna and satellite TV is great, but it’s not worth risking your house on.

If you want to see the widest variety of mounting supplies, masts, and different technologies, check out the best selection of antenna mounting supplies and satellite mounting supplies on the web, all at SolidSignal.com. Whether it’s a small light TV antenna or a heavy dish, we can help you get the right combination of mount and pole to get the job done right!

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.