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Is Roof Restoration for Commercial Metal Roofs Cost-Effective?

31 May 2017 | Under Metal Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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A metal roof is strong, resilient, and long-lasting… unless it rains, rusts, and breaks. Commercial roofs face significant forces of nature and time that test their longevity. Research shows metal roofs are subject to the greatest degrees of expansion and contraction, also known as thermal movement. Commercial metal roofs in particular also face the effect […]

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Goose-Proof Commercial Roofing Starts With R&A Contracting

1 May 2017 | Under News, Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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This feature article first appeared in Spray Foam Magazine. In business for over 25 years, the crew at R&A Contracting Inc., is quite familiar with challenging projects. They are not afraid to tackle cool roof installations on the cusp of seasonal change in St. Louis, Missouri. Their slogan, “We put the proof in waterproof” is hard-won […]

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How Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Strengthens Commercial Structures

| Under SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
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What’s the strongest part of a commercial building? It’s not the roof. It’s not the foundation. It’s the walls! The load-bearing walls of a commercial building structure are the strongest parts of the building, no question. They withstand the constant weight of the roof as well as lateral forces created by gravity and external forces […]

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The Impact of Rain, Wind, Hail, and High Winds on Commercial Roof Life-Cycles

31 Mar 2017 | Under Disaster Restoration, Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Of course, we all know St. Louis isn’t in Kansas, unlike that other city on the other end of the state. St. Louis has beautiful rolling hills, picturesque bluffs, and a far better baseball team. Unfortunately, we also have many of the same weather patterns as […]

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How Commercial Roofs are Reducing Environmental Impact

2 Mar 2017 | Under Energy Efficiency, Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports 40 million tons of roofing waste finds its permanent home in U.S. landfills every year. (EPA) This staggering amount of tearoff material constitutes approximately 25 percent of total construction waste. Commercial roofing contributed more to landfill volume in the past calendar year than many industries will contribute in […]

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R&A Contracting and Beraka Ministries serve Juarez with food and blankets

23 Jan 2017 | Under News | Posted by | 0 Comments

Every year our R&A Contracting team supports our nonprofit ministry partner Beraka Ministries in their efforts to serve Juarez. Beraka Ministries works with local friends in El Paso, Texas to purchase blankets and food for homeless and elderly citizens in Juarez. This past Christmas we were able to deliver roasted chickens, groceries, and blanket on […]

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Ice is coming to St. Louis… is your commercial roof ready?

14 Jan 2017 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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We’ve seen the forecasts…ice is coming. Whether it’s this weekend or a few months from now, ice will hit St. Louis again. Now, we’re not in the business of creating fear; that’s not how we do business. We are in the business of taking a good, honest look at reality. We all know what happens […]

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Preparing your commercial roof for spring

11 Jan 2017 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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A new year means Cardinals baseball is less than six weeks away! Spring training is almost here, but we’re even more excited for spring weather. We still have a few months of winter ahead though. If you’re a business owner, you probably want to know how to keep your roof healthy and happy this year. Schedule […]

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Setting up your 2017 budget for commercial roofing maintenance

30 Dec 2016 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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January is the start of a new fiscal year for many businesses. Your own business budget may be close to being finalized. How much did you budget for repairing or even replacing your warehouse or office building roof in 2017? The answer may not be as simple as it seems. The average commercial roof costs anywhere […]

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How to prevent ice ponding on your building roof in St. Louis

19 Dec 2016 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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The winter winds are howling through the Lou and we’re shivering our way through the holidays. The winter is also a high-risk time for developing ponding on your warehouse or office building roof. Water tends to collect on flatter roofs, especially when temperature is close to freezing, an effect we know as ‘ponding’. Ponding water […]

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I’d be an idiot if I did not take this opportunity to communicate to you how much we appreciate the way in which you conduct business and take care of our facility. In my experience you, and your team, are at the top of the list of all the roofing companies I’ve dealt with over the years. Thank you!

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

Eric and crew were really nice to have around. They were courteous, careful and caused little if any disruption. Their work looks good too! To be honest… a good experience with a product that I initially had misgivings about. I’m a convert because of Bubba, Sam and Eric. Thank you.

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

“I want to thank the crew at R&A for a job well done on our very leaky roof at the shop. It is certainly nice to have the drips and rivers gone from the shop when it is raining. I also wanted you to know how much we appreciated that the guys were able to stay out of our way and allowed us to do business as usual without any problems or interruptions. The roof looks great and the clean-up after the job made it so we couldn’t even tell you’d been here. Thanks for doing what you do so well!”

Jay Moore, President of Safe Way Tire and Auto Center

“My wife and I were on vacation when water pipes burst in our house. We got a hold of Craig and the R&A crew was able to start evacuating the water immediately. The best part was that they were able to start work before we even returned home. It was a very fast turnaround considering the extensive amount of water damage.”

Will from Dardenne Prairie, MO

“Craig and Mike came out in a timely fashion when we needed the work done. They did a reliable and quality job.”

Jerry from SLR Properties

“Craig helped us out tremendously with the insurance process. Timely and very professional.”

Lindell from Greater Missouri Builders (GMB)

“We purchased a house and there was some damage to the roof. Very impressed with the thoroughness of Mike’s inspection. Very comfortable with their explanation of what needed to be fixed. Most impressive was the way they protected our landscaping. Really liked the way they treated me as a valued customer, even though it was only a small project.”

Ross from Troy, MO

“I use R&A Contracting when my commercial roofs receive storm damage. They work on our behalf through every step of the insurance claim process. They perform all of the work and complete the insurance process, making our roofs better than they were before the storm.”

Director of Facilities for a large Property Management Company

“The team at R & A Contracting responded immediately when notified of our water disaster. They removed water-damaged materials and property quickly and restored our home even before the final settlement from our insurance company. They minimized how long our family had to live in a hotel and got us back to normal as fast as possible.”

Will from O'Fallon, MO