That's exactly the answer. Neither sat company has ever release anything but the most general guidelines regarding their sat installs. There's nothing approaching a "specification" anywhere. And the vast differences in local construction across the country would make doing so very difficult. Your neighbors with the dish on the top of their roof may have also been rebuffed by DirecTV's inhouse techs and had to go outside the system to get their dishes there. Or they may have gotten techs from a contractor who was subsequently fired for breaking the rules. But just because someone else will do it doesn't mean it's okay to do. Customers try that with me all the time and get nowhere. I used to have 10 contractors in my area. There are now only 2, and I'm one of them, *for a reason*. The simple fact is: the included "standard installation" has many limitations, and this is just one of them. If you want something above and beyond, you'll have to pay for someone to do it for you. And don't expect the hugely-discounted "standard installation" type rates, because the people who will do this work will usually be the ones to can do it right, but doing it right isn't cheap.