Satellite dishes need a firm support and apparently synthetic stucco does not hold satellite dishes!
Looking up and seeing a dish on the side of the house, underneath its location was an odd pattern of holes in the stucco.
The dish used to be installed there!
The dish looked strong now.
Satellite dishes require a firm support or they will lose their direction as to the satellite they find, and blow in the wind.
Hard to see the hole?
Don't see it?
Down and to the right from the center of the trapezoid, six previous holes through the stucco.
Looking at it closely the holes had been individually filled with silicone.
Asking the stucco inspector who was also present on site, he said that silicone is probably not the right material, but that it likely would not leak.
It sure is unsightly!
He had been making probing holes all over the house and later I looked around and could hardly see them. They were small and filled with the proper caulking, very nearly the color of the stucco.
The "satellite guy" is not that professional, or careful apparently!
My recommendation: when you have particular materials on the side of the house, no matter what the covering is, and you want satellite dishes, check with your HOA to make sure you are going to install it in the right place, and then make sure the dish installer puts it in a sound place. And a place that will not compromise the siding of the house and leave an ugly scar if/when removed!
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560