Originally Posted By: bfralin
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Currently I am doing practice inspections on friends and families home to gain practice and confidence. I was inspecting my Aunt’s house today and noticed that her service cable (from the power company) ran across her roof. At the ridgeline the cable gets to about 1’ in height above the roof. To me, this seems like a problem. One reason, do-it-yourselfers installing a new roof could be electrocuted. Also, possible damage from a downed power line to the house. Would this be the local power company’s issue or the homeowner’s? Is this a fair assessment or should it be more detailed? Any comments would be appreciated.