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How does Spray Foam hold up against St. Louis weather?

21 Sep 2016 | Under Roofing, SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
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St. Louis can be brutal when it comes to weather extremes. Ice storms and temperatures in the teens can storm through our city in January and February. Cardinals baseball means triple-digit scorchers in the bleachers during August. Business owners looking for a reliable roofing solution may wonder, “How does spray foam respond to such temperature […]

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You need to know about water perm vapor transmission!

20 Sep 2016 | Under Energy Efficiency | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Let’s talk about perms. No, not the hairstyle perms – we’re talking about water perms! What’s a water perm? A water perm is a measurement of water as it passes through a material over a period of time. The key part is that there needs to be a static vapor pressure difference between the two areas: […]

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R&A Contracting featured in September/October 2016 issue of SprayFoam Magazine

12 Sep 2016 | Under SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
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We told you about our team helping a world-class chocolate factory fix up its new headquarters, right? Guess what, we’re not the only ones talking about it! We’re elated to say our work with Bissinger’s Chocolatiers is featured in the September/October 2016 issue of SprayFoam Magazine! Swipe over to page 76 to read the behind-the-scenes’ story of how […]

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St. Louis and Spray Foam, a match made for years to come

1 Sep 2016 | Under Roofing, SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
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St. Louis, we love you. From your Fitz’s Root Beer to this Bud’s for you, from ice skating at Forest Park to the tip-top of the Arch, there’s no question we kinda have this thing for St. Louis. You know who also loves ‘the Lou’? Spray foam, and it’s undeniable. Whether it’s a truck fueling […]

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You won’t believe what Spray Foam can do!

18 Aug 2016 | Under SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Building owners across the U.S. are raving about spray foam for their roofs. You may wonder, “It’s spray foam- how fantastic could it possibly be?!” Prepare to be wowed! Spray foam is delivered in liquid format contained in large drums that are transported to the jobsite. The drums contain two separate chemical elements: isocyanate, a type of polyurethane, and […]

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Does your commercial building need a vented attic?

12 Aug 2016 | Under Energy Efficiency | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Are vented attics or conditioned attics better for commercial buildings? Business owners have been asking this question for years. Vented attics have been around for centuries. If your building has a vented attic, rest assured that there’s nothing inherently wrong with vented attics. The best way for vented attics to be energy-efficient is by having […]

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Why do commercial roof protective coatings use acrylic?

8 Aug 2016 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Applying a protective coating over your commercial roof surface is one of the best ways to reflect the sun’s harmful UV rays. Many of these coatings are acrylic-based, but why is that? You’re probably already familiar with one acrylic-based product: PlexiGlas. Manufacturers use PlexiGlas to create a wide variety of products, everything from boat hulls […]

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R&A Contracting and Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier featured in July/August 2016 issue of Spray Foam Magazine

29 Jul 2016 | Under News | Posted by | 0 Comments
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The July/August edition of Spray Foam Magazine is out and guess who is featured inside?! Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier started making confections in the 1600s and royally surged into popularity when King Louis XIV of France proclaimed the Bissinger family to be the “Confiseur Imperial” (“Confectioner of the Empire”). The Bissinger family migrated to Cincinnati in […]

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Do roof coatings work for commercial roofs?

26 Jul 2016 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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How could applying a thin coat of acrylic or spray foam on a commercial roof actually reduce energy costs? You may be surprised. The headache and hassle of replacing or repairing a commercial roof is enough to make any business owner go crazy. Adding a roof coating system, like SPF with an acrylic UV coating, […]

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What you need to know about FOAM-LOK from Lapolla Industries

22 Jul 2016 | Under SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Why does R&A Contracting use FOAM-LOK Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) from Lapolla Industries? There’s no shortage of commercial roofing suppliers available today. With the easy access of online ordering from wholesale material suppliers, our R&A Contracting team could purchase from virtually anywhere in the U.S. and beyond with one click of the mouse. So, why […]

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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