• If you've invested in a quality roof, don't neglect the importance of ongoing inspections and maintenance. Photo: Sierra Roofing & Solar (2017)

  • The best way to protect your roof investment is to enroll in a maintenance program with a local roofing contractor. Photo: Sierra Roofing & Solar (2017)

  • A roof maintenance program ensures your roof is visually inspected on a recurrent basis and any issues are dealt with before they become a major problem. Photo: Sierra Roofing & Solar (2017)

Sean O'Brien is general manager of Sierra Roofing & Solar. To reach Sean O'Brien call (510) 244-2720.
A Program to Maximize Roof Lifespan

DUBLIN – Making the most of a new roof isn’t about paying less for it—at least, not upfront. The fact is, by investing in quality at the outset, you’re more likely to save money in the long term than you are by going cheap with materials and construction. However, investing in a quality product isn’t the only part of maximizing your roof’s lifespan and performance: you also need to invest in ongoing care.

Even if you’ve purchased a high-quality roof, the worst thing you can do is ignore it after the fact. Imagine you bought a new car—after purchasing, it would be a mistake to keep driving it and never have it looked at by a professional. You’d also want to keep it maintained with regular oil changes, tire rotations and other important services. When it comes to your roof, periodic inspections are equally important to make sure it’s performing as it should be. Otherwise, you won’t know what condition it’s in or what kinds of issues might have emerged due to harsh weather and other factors.

The best way to keep tabs on your roof is to enroll in a roof maintenance program with a local roofing contractor. A roof maintenance program ensures your roof is visually inspected on a recurrent basis and any issues are dealt with preemptively, rather than after damage has occurred. This will enable you to maximize your roof’s performance and overall lifespan.

Sean O’Brien is a 40-year veteran of the roofing industry and general manager of Sierra Roofing & Solar, a Diamond Certified company since 2011. He can be reached at (510) 244-2720 or by email.

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