NOTE: Do not even get NEAR your power drop. If you slip and fall on your roof, you could end up touching these wires, and even a tiny crack in the insulation could cause you to be electrocuted. If you didn't die right away, the fall from the roof would finish you off. I am not suggesting that you attempt the repairs I have made, and indeed vehemently suggest the opposite - call an electrician. I am not only an Engineer, but was trained in this kind of wiring at Carrier. You could easily kill yourself doing this. I am only discussing this repair to point out that home ownership is basically nothing but a series of repairs. Which is why you never see your friends at the bar, once they buy a house.
By the way, this goes double for downed power lines. Just stay away, period.
Seems the power to the drop is their responsibility. Anything from the splice blocks (those black square things in the photo above) onward is your deal. I didn't mind them cutting the power in a heatwave, but did they have to seem so happy about it?
Are you still certain that renting is a bad deal? Because I'm not. But I've owned a number of properties and had them for years. So I've seen a lot of bad go down. Leaky basements, tree-root clogged sewer lines, broken water mains, outdated electrical panels, and appliances, hot water heaters, and air conditioners, several times over.
It is odd, that such a dangerous thing and such an important thing is left out in the open, exposed to the elements (where wind, rain, ozone, and sunlight degrade the insulation). And also where falling tree limbs can damage it, or squirrels can nibble through it. Just sitting right there on your roof, waiting to kill you the first time you accidentally put an aluminum step ladder up against it. Odd, ain't it?
We drive to Lowes, which has 4/0 4/0 2/0 wiring which has four-ought for the power leads and two-ought for the ground/neutral. This is what Georgia power uses, but for some reason the house is wired with 4/0 4/0 4/0. So we go to Home Depot. One advantage Home Depot has is they are staffed better, have a larger selection and are more helpful. At Lowes, you have to press a button to get help, and then they act dumb. At Home Depot, the fellow and the lady there were very helpful.
(Amazon offered to drone the wire to me, but then admitted that drone delivery was a fantasy).
We run into a Canadian at Home Depot who says, "Well, that's odd, in Canada, Hydro Quebec would come and fix that for me!" Good for Canada. But this isn't helping me, my friend!