BY ANN ZIMMERMAN
SCOTT MILEY ROOFING OFFERS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TAILORED TO THE WOOD RIVER VALLEY, AND IT COMMITS TO SERVING THE COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS ITS CUSTOMERS.
Local businesses are the heart and soul of the community. These businesses are there when you need them. They have strong loyalties to the people they serve, and they are the people who keep our communities strong. An example is Scott Miley Roofing, who has been serving the Wood River Valley since 1992 from Hailey with the highest level of service and best products available nationally. Through the years it has expanded by word-of-mouth recommendations and has adapted its services and products to better serve the local market.
It’s one of those universal things that no one thinks about their roof until they acutely need assistance. With a call, Scott Miley Roofing offers inspections and estimates for roof replacements and repairs. Scott Miley is a licensed contractor and certified professional through the National Association of Home Builders who has deep knowledge and experience in home construction and how roofs integrate with the rest of the home’s construction. Miley and his staff of 17 employees, in addition to new construction and repairs, work on flat roofs, replace roofs, add skylights, and offer water proofing.
“We realize that as a locally owned business based in the Wood River Valley, people come to us for a reliable, long-term connection that is essentially based on our commitment to service,” Miley comments and adds, “We will be here if they need a remodel, addition, or an upgrade to their homes.”
Customers can count on this local business for more than roofing. In addition to roofing, Scott Miley Roofing provides seamless custom copper rain gutters, sheet metal fabrication, and custom fireplace caps. Other specialties are metal siding, where bending and fitting are done on-site with specialized equipment, and waterproof exterior cladding.
The Wood River Valley is a very special place with its penetratingly sunny days and snowfall, and it takes a local business to recognize which products and materials are best to withstand the demands of the elements. There are also codes and ordinances pertaining to roofs at the state, county, and city levels. For instance, Blaine County requires Class A roofs with no wood products. Scott Miley mentions, “Subdivision standards vary and may call for low reflectivity, and we carry metal roofing that doesn’t reflect.”
Sadly, severe wildfires are another well-demonstrated concern when selecting and replacing roofing, as experts say there are two things homeowners can do to protect themselves in the event of a wildfire, clearing brush from around the home and having the right roof.
Scott Miley, who is a volunteer firefighter, explains fire danger. “In addition to direct exposure to heat, the really big danger is airborne firebrands that happen when hot columns of thick smoky air lift burning pinecones, wood, other debris and sparks and carry them up to a half of mile away to start new fires. Since roofs are the most likely place for sparks to land, they are the most vulnerable part of the home.”
Scott Miley Roofing carries a variety of products to meet Class A ratings, including slate, composites, asphalt shingles, and metal, and they are certified installers for CeDUR, GAF, and DaVinci, which have the texture, variation, and colors that rival wood in appearance, plus a Class A fire rating and high wind resistance.
Miley makes another point about the local market. “There is a high concern for the environment locally, and we emphasize products with Energy Star ratings, and we have specialized training in green building.”
Local businesses continually give back to the community. They employ local people, and they back community service groups and non-profit organizations to support schools, scholarships, fundraisers, and people in need. It’s local businesspeople who often organize the events that draw people together like parades, races, community beautification, and celebrations.
Money spent locally is likely to be spent again locally—it’s the multiplier effect economists write about. The owners and employees of a local business will in turn spend locally and support other local businesses. This means there is a strong base of local businesses in the community to meet everyone’s needs, and local businesses offer the character and charm that keep communities distinct and special.
Exemplifying this, Scott Miley has been selected for the Volunteer of the Year award, and he continues to serve as a Hailey volunteer firefighter. The company donates salvaged material to the Building Thrift to benefit the Wood River Trust, and do what they can for other local non-profits.
By buying locally, everyone benefits. Local businesses know responsive service grows loyalty, and they can share an extensive body of local knowledge with their customers. Trading locally builds stronger communities, and everyone profits from that.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL SCOTT MILEY ROOFING AT 207.788.5362 OR VISIT SCOTTMILEYROOFING.COM.