Yes – that was in all caps because I am yelling at YOU! There was an article in the New York Times saying that the people of NY believe a cable antenna on the roof of a home means there are a number of problems in the house and the antenna is the beginning of them. “It’s a sign that other things may be wrong,” said Ron Perone, the office manager at Herricks Realty in New Hyde Park, N.Y., “a sign that the home has been neglected.” BAD BAD BAD
To be fair, there are still working antennas out there, just as there are still a few working water-powered sawmills. There are simply some people who want their TV free — no cable or even Netflix for them — and they’re not going to surrender their antennas. BUT – for all of you don't think it matters or have forgotten that the antenna is even up there – hire someone to take your antenna down! Hire a professional – do not climb up on your roof and try to remove the heavy antenna. DO IT!