Mount Starlink on Roof – An Ultimate Guide

About Mount Starlink on Roof: Before you can enjoy the reliable Starlink internet, the first step is to install the dish in an open and elevated place. 

Doing so ensures enough elevation for signal reception while keeping your antennae from animal destruction and intruders. 

While there are several places you can mount it to achieve this Starlink installation specification, the most convenient is the roof. 

In this guide, I will show how to mount Starlink on a roof, but let’s talk about the types of mounts first.

Types of Mount for Starlink on Roof

There are several types of mounts you can use when installing the Stalink dish. Since each has pros and cons, I recommend choosing the one that suits your requirements. 

Below, we will discuss some of the common mounts so that you can know which one to choose:

Pole Mount

If you are looking for a versatile and easy-to-install mount, you should try the pole mount. 

The accessory features a long post that you can cement on the ground using concrete. 

Additionally, you can fix it on another mount, such as the tripod mount, to offer better elevation on the roof. 

You then use adapters to ensure the dish mast fits perfectly for security and rigidity.

Flat Roof Mount

Just like its name, this mount is specifically for flat roof installation. It is a very common Starlink installation mount due to its ease of installation. 

Additionally, it is very strong and offers a steady and strong mounting surface for the dish. 

However, this Starlink accessory is unsuitable for use in areas that experience extremely strong winds.

Dish on roof

Adjustable Roof Mount

Generally, the adjustable mount is ideal for Starlink dish installation on a flat roof surface. 

It is called an adjustable mount since you can tune its angle to give your dish the required sky view.

 It features a base that you attach to the roof and a mast protruding from the base.

 Due to its steady yet adjustable nature, the mount is ideal for installation if you live in windy places. However, it may be very expensive for some users.

Nonpenetrating Roof Mount

As the name suggests, these are mounts that offer you an excellent option to mount your Starlink dish without drilling your roof. 

They are useful when drilling or anchoring your dish on the roof is prohibited. Typically, these mount features anchor panels on your flat roof for those with ridge vents. 

Then, it has a mast protrusion where you can attach your dish to elevate it. 

Additionally, it comes with a rubber matter, which you install on the resting surface to enhance the grip, hence resisting wind. 


A J-mount is a popular mounting option for installing CCTV cameras, antennas, and satellite dishes such as Starlink.

 It features an aluminum or steel material curved to resemble the letter J. On one end, the accessory comes with a predrilled plate used to attach it to the structure.

 The other end features a metallic protrusion where you fix your Starlink dish. What I love about the mount is its steady construction and seamless installation process. 

Additionally, it’s adjustable to ensure you get the required installation angle.

Flashing Mounts

If you are looking for a permanent Stalink dish mount on a shingled roof, the flashing mount may be the ideal option.

 It installs perfectly and firmly on roofs using a truss head screw, thus preventing the wind from swaying your dish. 

Moreover, you can use it with other mounting options, such as volcano and J-mounts. 

However, you may require a professional to screw and cement its edges properly on your roof. 

Therefore, it is demanding and expensive to install, but it offers a strong leakproof option. 

Additionally, it gives you a seamless way to guide and hide cables for a clean installation. 

For those with a tiled roof, ensure you get a flashing mount designed for such.

Tower Mount

A tower mount may be necessary if you seek more elevation than your roof. The mount is especially useful for people in extremely obstructed regions such as dense forest cabins. 

Tower mounts involve building a dedicated tower and installing the Starlink dish using bolts or brackets. 

However, this project is more expensive than other mounting options, and it may require earthing to prevent lightning strikes.

Dish on a tower

Dish on a tower

Tripod Mount

A tripod mount is an ideal option for individuals seeking versatility yet simplicity in mounting options. 

For starters, you can easily install it on an open ground or a flat roof surface.

 This mount features a three-legged steel base that sits comfortably on any flat surface, plus a metallic protrusion to insert the dish mast.

 What I like about this mount is it’s collapsable for easy storage, especially when used on your RV installation. 

Additionally, it comes with bolt holes at the bottom brackets to aid in a more permanent and strong roof installation.

Chimney Mount

As you may know, the chimney is an upwards protruding part of the roof, and therefore, chimney mounts offer an enhanced dish elevation.

 The chimney mount has straps, brackets, and all the necessary hardware to install your dish firmly. 

Moreover, the mount is durable, easy to install with no drilling, and fits any type of chimney. 

Dish on Chimney

Dish on Chimney

Starlink Base

The mount is a custom base, which is included in the Starlink kit. It features X-like legs with a hole at the center where you fit the dish mast. 

You can then use screws to fix the base on a flat roof surface. You may also place it on the roof or the ground if you seek temporary installation. 

What I like about the stand is that it’s easy to install and is recommended by Starlink. 

However, it may not offer enough elevation or options for people looking for a customized installation.

How to Mount Starlink On Roof

Before using this method to install your Starlink, note that it may differ slightly depending on the mounting kit you plan to use. 

I would therefore recommend following the mount manufacturer’s guide for proper installation. However, this is the general installation process:

Installing dish

Installing dish

Gather the necessary tools and materials.

Spending on your installation, you will gather the necessary tools and materials. 

They may include a drill and its bits, ladder, screws, pliers, screwdriver, fasteners, U-bolts, and the mount itself.

Identify an installation location.

The dish should have a clear sky view to facilitate satellite communication. 

According to Starlink, the dish should have at least a 100-degree unobstructed sky view. 

Luckily, you can use the Starlink app to find the optimal installation location.

Make wiring plan

You will need to make marks on the wall where to route your Starlink cable to the house. Then, you should drill the hole in the wall where the cable will pass conveniently.

Drill the required holes.

In this step, you drill holes on the roof where to install the mount. You may also need to make concrete if your installation method requires it.

Generally, this is a method of preparing the installation location, and as we said, it varies from one mount to the other. 

Install and secure your Dish.

Depending on the method, this is where you install your dish and secure it permanently on the roof. Ensure it is rigid enough to prevent wind interference. Also, ensure its angle to the sky is as recommended above.

Router the Starlink Cable to the House

Once you are done with dish installation, it’s time to guide your cable through the predetermined router and to the house. 

Ensure it does not interfere with other electrical and plumbing networks. 

Additionally, fit it properly on the wall, install grounding wire, and seal any excess holes to prevent water from entering your house.

Connect, power, and test your network.

The final step involves connecting your dish to the cable and the router. Ensure you do it gently and securely to ensure a proper connection. 

Now power your Starlink set up and wait for a reboot. After you are done, use the app to test the connection to see if it works well.

Connecting a router

Connecting a router


Following the above method and choosing the appropriate mount option from the list above ensures a seamless Starlink installation.

 However, note that Starlink may lack some mounts, and hence, you need to buy them from third-party vendors.