The answer is yes, you may install a cable or satellite dish on your unit. However, it is imperative that you notify Maintenance Manager Tony Ewings prior
to such an installation so that he may coordinate and monitor
the installation to ensure that the installation does not damage the common roof of the building. The Cable/Satellite Authorization Form
is available on the CF website under Documents — Cable & Satellite Installation.
To explain further, because roofs of individual units are common to each building and are maintained by Casa Fiesta, damage to the roof of one unit may impact the integrity of the roof for the entire building (damage to one part of the building may result in a leak in another part of the building, impacting other residents). Costs for repairing any damages caused by the installation will be charged to the homeowner purchasing the dish. Coordinating the installation with Mr. Ewings is intended to prevent damages, and the problems they can cause both the homeowner and Casa Fiesta. In addition to supervising the installation of the dish on the roof, Mr. Ewings must supervise the placement of cables.
To illustrate the potential problem, an installation of a dish on the roof occurred without notification in about 2005: The installer scraped a hole through the roof foam down to the wood of the roof, and then drilled holes into the wood to secure the dish. The dish was actually placed above the unit of the homeowner’s neighbor, causing a leak there, requiring a $400 repair which was paid by the homeowner. Believe it or not, the installer came back to redo the installation (again without coordinating the service with the Maintenance Manager), and installed the dish the same way, this time above the roof of the homeowner purchasing the dish. Again the roof needed a $400 repair, again paid by the homeowner purchasing the dish.