Storms are an overwhelming force of nature that can cause tremendous damage to our roof. It is something that most homeowners will inevitably have to deal with at least once in their life so it is crucial that you understand what steps to take when the time comes. In today’s post dependable roofing and siding contractors Lexington Blue™ explains the ABCs when it comes to dealing with roof damage after a storm.[…] Read More
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Your gutter system works to keep your home safe and protected from damage by directing rainwater away. But like all home components that are exposed to weather day in and day out, it will fail eventually, prompting a replacement. But how often should you replace your gutters exactly? To answer this, you’ll need to take into account some important factors. One of the premier gutter and roofing contractors in the area, Lexington Blue™™, discusses them here.[…] Read More
Gutters are one of the most important, if not THE most important, components of a home’s drainage system. They redirect water to keep it from settling on your roof, and flush it away from the foundation to protect your home from property damage. So, it is of equal importance that it should be done right, with the proper precautions, by a certified and licensed professional. A qualified roofing contractor is your best choice for assistance when it’s time for a new gutter system, given their knowledge in this department as well as the aesthetic it brings to your roof.
Professional vs. DIY
Above all else, safety should be number one on the list for any home repairs or renovations, including roof installation or gutter installation. For example, being on a ladder puts you at risk for a fall-related accident, as well as close-contact with electrical wires and possibly tree limbs. A roofing contractor is going to be highly trained and experienced in this practice, knowledgeable in proper procedures, and also insured so that the homeowner would not be liable for any medical expenses in the unfortunate event of any accidents.
Another major component to consider in this process is what materials are needed. In order to properly install gutters, the necessary tools and equipment will be needed not only to secure them to your house, but also to fabricate the correct lengths and shapes necessary for customization. In relation, having prior knowledge of the most reliable materials to use will benefit not only the short-term in getting the job done quickly and correctly, but also the long-term sustainability of your new gutters.
Lastly, experience may be the most important reason to hire a roofer for your new gutter installation. Considering hands-on know-how cannot be emulated by watching YouTube videos or reading articles and books, it is wise to enlist the expertise of a veteran in exterior home improvement. Roofing contractors will generally have had several years of experience in dealing with gutters considering roofs also act as part of the drainage system of a home. Save yourself a lot of time, frustration, and money in the process by contacting a roofing professional for gutter replacement.
The Building Industry Association of Central KY is a trade association with over a thousand members. It formed in 1952, and serves the housing and residential construction industry in Lexington and surrounding counties.
Affiliated with the Home Builders Association of Kentucky and the National Association of Home Builders, the BIA acts as representation and in promotion of the home building industry in order to positively benefit and serve its members and community. For a roofing company, you can see why this is an absolute must. They not only hold businesses to a high standard, but also serve to give them the tools they need to operate at the highest level.
The mission of the BIA of Central KY covers quite a few areas in order to fully be of service to the home building industry here in our community. They aim to serve as the collective voice of the home building industry by participating in the legislative and regulatory processes. The BIA’s mission also includes providing education and information for member and public knowledge of issues within the industry as well as member products and services, enhancing the ethical and professional standards of it’s members, and promoting affordable, cost-effective home ownership for the community. Ultimately, the intention is to create a very high quality business environment that will contribute to ethically sound operations and local economic growth.
Being a member of the BIA not only comes with a number of benefits, including networking and lead development, continued education, a legislative voice, marketing aids, and discounts, but also holds its members to a high standard. This is especially beneficial to the consumers who choose a BIA member for products and services as they are promised that they are choosing a trusted business
At Lexington Blue™ we take pride in holding the most certifications per capita for any roofer in Lexington, KY and surrounding counties. Memberships to organizations with such prestige and influence as BIA provide further assurance that we take roofing services very seriously.
Because there is no requirement for licensing for roofing contractors in Kentucky, more than 10 years ago, KRCA developed contractor certification. This is a non-governmental way to assure homeowners that a certified contractor meets certain standards that verify the company is not only trustworthy, but willing to cover the necessary bases to protect the homeowner. Lexington Blue™ is one of just four roofers in Lexington, KY that meet the qualifications & hold this certification.
These qualifications include….
• Insured with minimum $1 million business liability and
workers’ compensation insurance
• Bonded with a $10,000 judgment bond
• Committed to the KRCA Code of Ethics
• Participating in extensive continuing education
KRCA Certified Contractors operate their businesses with the highest level of integrity. The goal of the KRCA is “to provide consumers with the best roofers in the industry.” Therefore, Certified Contractors must operate under the KRCA Code of Ethics. These stipulations hold the contractor accountable to standards that further provide homeowners with the peace of mind they should have when hiring a roofing contractor. The agreements made include promises such as constantly seeking to provide the best possible value to the consumer, to never engage in any fraudulent activities, to abide by all safety standards and regulations, and to honestly explain any and all roofing warranties.
Similar to holding certifications from the major roofing materials manufacturers, these are standards that any roofer should hold themselves to, but to be certified and held accountable by a highly trusted source such as KRCA can provide an extra when hiring a roofing contractor.