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Install spray foam roofing without shutting down your business

16 Dec 2016 | Under Roofing, SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments

“In order to install your new roofing system, we have to shut your warehouse down for two weeks.” Can you imagine hearing those words as a business owner? Most businesses don’t have the luxury of operating from a different location for any period of time, let alone a few weeks. Shutting down your warehouse for […]

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It’s Christmas time in St. Louis!

5 Dec 2016 | Under Uncategorized | Posted by | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving has come and gone again and that means one thing: Christmas time is here! We’ve been looking forward to this time of year ever since Christmas at Busch in July. The cool weather, holiday lights, and more than a few goodies get us in the Christmas spirit. Whether you like eggnog or not, it’s […]

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Thanksgiving is more than just turkey day to us.

22 Nov 2016 | Under Information | Posted by | 0 Comments
Happy Thanksgiving from R&A Contracting

Thanksgiving is not just a holiday, it’s an attitude we can practice every day. At R&A Contracting we are thankful for many things: We’re thankful for our employees who faithfully serve our customers like we would like to be served. We’re thankful for our valued customers who trust us to give our best efforts every time. […]

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Be thankful for SPF this winter

19 Nov 2016 | Under SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Snow is already making its way over the Rockies and heading towards the Lou. Who knows if we will see a white Christmas this year, but what we are thankful for is SPF. Spray polyurethane foam, or SPF as it’s better known, helps keep our offices nice and toasty in the winter. You may wonder, “How […]

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Are your walls drafty? SPF insulation is the perfect energy solution.

14 Nov 2016 | Under SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Old Man Winter is on his way. Yes, it may still be beautiful fall weather around the Lou but we know winter is coming. Do you remember the walls in your office being drafty last year? You don’t want the same cold breeze making its way into your office this winter. Your building may not […]

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What’s the difference between open-cell and closed-cell spray foam?

1 Nov 2016 | Under SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
SPF insulation bricks - R&A Contracting

“We install closed-cell spray foam at our company!” How many times have you heard that phrase and wondered, “What makes a cell open or closed when it comes to spray foam?” That’s a great question! The difference between open-cell and closed-cell is similar to asking the difference between oil and water. Both oil and water […]

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What our website can’t tell you about R&A Contracting

25 Oct 2016 | Under News | Posted by | 0 Comments
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We love being upfront and honest about our team here at R&A Contracting. We have a good website that tells you all about our business and what we have to offer. We have videos, testimonials, pictures, blog articles, checklists, and more. But there are a few things our website can’t tell you about R&A Contracting… […]

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How does the spray foam expansion process work?

13 Oct 2016 | Under Roofing, SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
How does Spray foam expand? - R&A Contracting

When business owners think about spray foam, it’s hard to see how foam could be used to fit and fill any crack or crevice on a roofing system. How does spray foam work? First, spray foam is created from two chemicals in liquid form: isocyanate and polyol fiber. The two liquid chemicals are often delivered […]

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SPF Roofs have serious energy-saving advantages

10 Oct 2016 | Under Roofing, SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments

Polyurethane spray foam roofs, sometimes called SPF roofs or spray foam roofs, have significant advantages! A leakproof roof is peace of mind for building owners, which is why we trust spray foam roofs to keep you covered in rain, snow, or sunshine. There are several energy-saving advantages to using spray foam for your commercial roof: […]

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3 steps for protecting your commercial roof before winter

30 Sep 2016 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
RA Contracting commercial roof fall maintenance

October is the kickstart for fall in St. Louis. Cardinals baseball, pumpkin patches, and cooler weather help us transition into sweater season. Before you down a Pumpkin Spice Latte or your favorite hard cider before kickoff, there are three steps you need to take to protect your roof before the real weather hits this winter. […]

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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