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R&A Contracting - Budgeting for your next commercial roof

How much do you want to pay for your next commercial roof?

Like the old Fram oil filter commercials used to say, “You can pay me now, or you can pay me later!” The same is true for your commercial roof. Yes, you can set money aside each year to completely replace your roof every 7-10 years, but at what cost? It makes far more sense to budget for regular maintenance and preserve the investment you’ve already made in your roof.

The average commercial roof measures approximately 10,000 square feet and costs over $42,500. (Source) The average building owner will spend $127,500 on commercial roofing over the lifespan of a building. The good news is that roof maintenance programs are typically tax-deductible. They can also save up to 50 percent of maintenance costs over a 30-year lifespan of a commercial roof. Think of how much growth you can infuse into your business when you’re not worried about what’s over your head eating into your overhead costs.

Investing in an SPF roofing solution for your office building or warehouse is an exceptional choice. With regular maintenance of UV acrylic-based coating, your SPF roof’s life-cycle is indefinite! Our R&A Contracting team has helped businesses across the Lou gain peace of mind by installing a SPF roofing system, the most reliable, energy-efficient commercial roof solution available today.

The first step is talking with one of our team members to learn more about how to plan for future maintenance and replacement costs. We can provide a detailed proposal for a complete roof replacement for you to budget towards in the years to come. If your current roof system is in need of repair, we also provide complimentary roof inspections. Whatever your roofing needs may be, we are committed to giving you unmatched service as St. Louis’ leader in SPF roofing systems.

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