Pole mounting on the roof is a great way to add some extra living space to your house. Whether it’s for a patio, sunroom or gazebo, this project can be done by almost anyone with some basic tools and know-how. It’s also a relatively inexpensive option compared to adding another room in your home.
Roof poles are used to support antennas and satellite dishes. Roof poles are made of galvanized steel and come in different lengths, diameters and styles. The pole should be placed on a roof that is flat, level and has no obstructions within the area where the antenna will be mounted.
The first step to installing a flag pole on your roof is to measure the width of your house. The initial dimensions you'll need are:
To mark the roof, you have a few choices:
If you want to get fancy, there are other things that can make this process easier as well--like pre-drilling holes in your roof so that everything goes smoothly from start to finish (and no one gets hurt). However, if you don't have access or time for pre-drilling holes in roofs (or if you just want some practice), then go ahead and skip ahead here:
Put the lag bolts in place. You’ll need to make sure you have the right size and type of lag bolt for this step, as well as some sort of wrench or screwdriver to tighten them once they are in place.
Here’s how to do it:
Now that you've added the brackets to your roof, it's time to attach your pole. You'll need a level, plumb line and some roofing nails if you're going to be nailing from inside the attic. If you're using lag bolts, then skip this step and go straight for mounting the bracket onto your roof instead!
Begin by attaching one end of a bracket to each side of your new post, making sure that it is parallel with and perpendicular to that side of your house. Then use lag bolts (or wood screws) at least every 12 inches along each edge of both brackets; these will provide stability and prevent any movement when someone leans on them from below.
Next comes leveling: there should be no more than ¼" difference between any two points across or around its entire surface area—so adjust accordingly until they are all equal!
The next step is to caulk the gaps between the pole base and your roof, as well as between each bracket and your roof. I used a caulk gun (like this one), but you can also use caulking tubes if you have them on hand.
Use enough silicone that it oozes out of all sides of the gap between pole base and roof, but not so much that it will run down into your house or onto anything else below!
Mounting a pole on a roof is easy when you know how. It’s important to measure the width of the house before you start, so take measurements all around your house and mark the roof with chalk. Mark the front of your brackets so that they line up with where you think they should go, then drill screw holes in them.
Mounting a pole on a roof doesn't have to be difficult or stressful! With these tips from mycompany.com and other DIY experts, you can get your project done in no time—and feel secure knowing your investment will last for years to come!
Now that you've read through this tutorial and know what it takes to mount a pole on your roof, maybe you're ready to get started. Before you do anything else though, make sure that your roof is strong enough for the weight of a long pole on it! If not, then it's best to hire an expert or get advice from someone who knows what they're doing.
Also be sure not to damage any part of your house while mounting this kind of equipment because if there is any kind of damage done during installation then we wouldn't want anyone else getting hurt by accident later down the road when trying out new things around here (especially if those new items include hot tubs/pools).