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What Causes Condensation On Commercial Metal Roofs (And How to Treat With Metal Roof Restoration)

13 Feb 2018 | Under Metal Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
R&A Contracting - Commercial Metal Roof Restoration St. Louis

Anybody who has ever written a quickly vanishing message on a bathroom mirror after a hot shower is familiar with condensation. The hot steam from the shower turns to water droplets when it hits the cool surface of the mirror, allowing you to leave your momentary message. Writing a message on the bathroom mirror is […]

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The Powerful Energy-Saving Potential of Solar Panels and Foam Roofing

24 Jan 2018 | Under Energy Efficiency, Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
SPF Solar Energy R&A Contracting

Saving money, increasing your building’s longevity, and using less energy is the trifecta of savings and efficiency for any business owner or facilities manager. SPF roofing can dramatically increase a facility’s energy efficiency as well as the longevity of almost any roof. Coupling SPF roofing with solar power could lead to major wins for you […]

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How Spray Foam Roofing Can Increase Your Energy Efficiency and Bottom-Line Profit

30 Nov 2017 | Under Energy Efficiency | Posted by | 0 Comments
R&A Contracting - How Spray Foam Roofing Can Increase Your Energy Efficiency and Bottom-Line Profit

The roofing industry is probably the last thing most people think about when they look for ways to boost their bottom line through energy efficiency. However, taking a step back and looking at your roof can be crucial for a business owner or facility manager looking to make their property more energy-efficient. In the world […]

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Why Thanksgiving Means More Than Simply Taking A Moment To Be Grateful

28 Nov 2017 | Under News | Posted by | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving has passed and Christmas is right around the corner. With a few short days left in November, we still want to linger on the gratitude of Thanksgiving. It helps us focus in on the history and intent of a holiday we often whisk past too easily. We’re all familiar with the classic, romanticized version […]

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R&A Contracting Helps Pack a Million Meals for Houston and St. Louis Communities

28 Sep 2017 | Under News | Posted by | 0 Comments

“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” – Matt. 25:40, ESV This verse is not only a source of inspiration; it guides our lives on a personal and spiritual level. We were recently […]

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Why Spray Foam Is the Ideal Choice for Recovering Roofs

31 Jul 2017 | Under Roofing, SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments

The two foremost responsibilities of any building manager are to ensure the safety of the individuals inside their building and to ensure the longevity as well as the performance of the building. If you are a building manager and want to look like a superhero to the powers that be, there is no better way […]

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Myths, Facts, and the Truth About Silicone and Elastomeric Roof Coatings

21 Jun 2017 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
SPF roofing solutions St. Louis

Not all roof coatings are created equal! There are two main types of commercial roof coatings we consider at R&A Contracting: acrylic and silicone. Both are good products, but as with many products, acrylic and silicone each have good and bad qualities. We believe in being transparent in presenting any materials for our customers to […]

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Is Roof Restoration for Commercial Metal Roofs Cost-Effective?

31 May 2017 | Under Metal Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
Repairing vs. Replacing An Older Commercial Roof | R&A Contracting Commercial Roofing St. Louis

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

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R&A Contracting - Wind Damage Commercial Roof Repair St. Louis

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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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