Fix Roof After Satellite Dish Removal

I bought a house with a satellite dish on the roof. When I remove it, how do I patch up any holes that will be left behind? There must be a million sites that tell you how to install one... but I can't find one to tell me how to remove one! ;-)
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the krane
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Remove the screws - get a tube of clear silicone caulking and fill the holes. If it is dirty around the holes - make a solution of 10% bleach and 90% water - brush the area lightly and lightly hose it off. You will not see the repair.
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Harry Everhart wrote:

As a person who does 150-200 roof repairs per year, I will have to disagree most heartily with this advice. Many of the repairs that I do on asphalt shingle roofs have already been repaired with silicone. I then have to remove the silicone and clean the area, then install a caulk that is compatible with asphalt. A couple of these are Geocell 2300 Tripolymer sealant and PL2000 urethane sealant, found at roofing supply stores (Not HD or Lowes).
I have told my crew that I will fire anyone that I find on a roof with a tube of silicone, because of the liability that the use of this stuff places on my company.
Silicone has many uses, but none of them are on a roof.
If you have a metal roof, NP-1 is the way to go.
Concrete or clay tile, NP-1 or Geocell.
NOTE: Flexseal is forsale in many places, and claims to be compatible with asphalt, but in my experience it is not. My roofing supply now refuses to carry it due to this problem.
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On Sun, 1 May 2005 02:15:53 -0400, "The Krane"

Just don't do what the boneheads did who moved my dish on my flat tar roof. Silicon seal and tar don't mix, and I had the leaks to prove it.
Steve Manes Brooklyn, NY http://www.magpie.com/house
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