R&A University

Updates, news, and information to educate and empower owners.


R&A Contracting Commercial Roof Maintenance Checklist

It’s a New Year and that means it’s also a new fiscal year for many businesses. A quick flip of the calendar to January and a fresh budget means lots of new business growth opportunities. Did you budget for commercial roof repairs in 2016?

That may seem like a weird question- you didn’t pay for roof repairs last year, so why budget for roof repairs this year? Just because you didn’t pay for roof repairs last year doesn’t mean your roof didn’t need repairs. A minor, seemingly insignificant damage point in your roof can allow water, debris, and moisture to leak under your roof’s substrate. This can cause tens of thousands of dollars during a massive storm.

For commercial roofs with a “reactive” maintenance program (fixing damage only “when needed”), the average cost of repair is $0.25/sq. ft. (Source) Compare that to a commercial roof under a proactive maintenance program and the cost drops to $0.14/sq. ft. In the words of the old Fram oil filter commercials, you can pay now… or you will pay later. As the research shows, when it comes to commercial roof repairs, paying now with a proactive commercial maintenance checklist is more cost-efficient than paying for costly major repairs or even replacement in the future.

It’s not too late to adjust your budget for roof repairs for this year. Would you rather adjust your budget now or face a significant repair bill this summer with no cash reserve to pay it? Our R&A Contracting team would rather help you avoid costly repairs if it means your business continues to grow than replace your entire roof with the added stress of an unplanned financial burden.

One way that we’re helping business owners avoid costly repairs is by offering you our free Commercial Roof Maintenance Checklist. This is our gift to you to help keep your roof safe and strong for years. You may have questions or concerns after downloading this resource. Contact our team to see how we can best serve you.

Click to download “Commercial Roof Maintenance Checklist”

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