I feel so foolish! I ALWAYS assume the worst when something goes wrong, as I did with the antenna. I was sure it was broken and would require reinstallation and resealing.
Once I got up there and took a close look, I was able to simply turn the antenna back to its original position. Nothing is broken. Nothing has to be fixed.
That’s great, because it is starting to sprinkle outside.
I plan to leave the antenna as it is for now. Eventually I’ll replace it with a new digital antenna. At that point, I’ll remove all the silicone and use a much better sealant on the new one.
Thanks to you guys for your advice. I really appreciate it, even though it turned out I didn’t need it right now. 🙂