Wire meets garden sheers
This might be the stupidest question ever asked here. I lived in apartments my entire life until a couple of months ago when I got a 50s ranch house in So California. So, today I decided to cut down some sort of climbing plant that was growing up around the fireplace/chimney and up to the roof . I could see it really gripping and splitting the bricks and did not want it to rip up the shingles. I was cutting up pieces of it - well, there were a couple of wires going around the chimney, which were originally white, but painted brown in places. I did not cut it all the way through, but I clearly notched the coating. No idea what these wires are - a couple of them go around the edge of the roof. Electrical and Internet work fine (at least for now, it is dry and sunny), so I kind of hope this is cable or Dish TV wires, which are not in use. I am not sure who to call or even how to explain what the problem is, so I will probably get quoted 5 or 10 K to rewire the entire house. I would put some electrical tape on it, but that would require climbing higher than I feel safe doing. Any suggestions??