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Depending on the size of antenna you are putting up and how much wind there is in your area will determine how the antenna is mounted. First of all take a look at other houses in your neighborhood and see how their TV antennas are installed. I used a tripod mount with a 6 foot piece of antenna mast (all available at Radio Shack). You will have to put holes in your roof to do a proper installation. If you roof has skip sheathing (meaning that there is not solid plywood under the shakes but instead there are 1x4 or 1x6 strips of wood going across the roof, you will want to attach to these. With a composition roof you would typically put Mastic (black gooey roof patch) under the feet of the tripod and then lag bolt the tripod through the mastic and shingles into the wood underneath. The mastic provides a weather seal and will not leak. If you are unsure you can always apply more mastic after the lag bolts are in place. It is normally used to patch leaks in roofs and works quite well. If you choose to have someone else do the installation you can discuss his method and make sure he is adequately sealing any holes into the roofing material. Hope this helps.
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