Will screw holes through a compostion roof compromise its integrity
My driveway slopes slightly down from the garage door, and I would
rather have the goal perpendicular to this slope rather than parallel.
Will asphalt or rubber cement substances be adequate to prevent leaks
when I attach the frame? Or is it just a bad idea altogether to go
through the composition shingles?
It won't hurt cause leaks if you seal it. Just remember
that the screws have to go into the rafters and they have to
be tight because there is a lot of force on that basketball
goal. Just the force needed to stablize the backboard will
seal the holes. To be safe, dab a little tar sealer into
the holes and between surface of the composition shingles
and whatever is above it. There are a lot of ways to mount
the backboard. I mounted mine on 2x4s laid flat and the
bolted the 2x4s to the rafters. I had one on my roof for
about 12 years, with no leaks.
Be safer and buy one of those portable bases/poles, you don't do any damage
to your roof, you don't have a thump throughout the house everytime someone
shoots at the basket, and you don't have an ugly backboard and hoop
permanently attached to your house.
They can be bought so that the base is safely away from the playing area.
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