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Ice is coming to St. Louis… is your commercial roof ready?

14 Jan 2017 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
R&A Contracting - Snow roof St. Louis

We’ve seen the forecasts…ice is coming.

Whether it’s this weekend or a few months from now, ice will hit St. Louis again. Now, we’re not in the business of creating fear; that’s not how we do business. We are in the business of taking a good, honest look at reality. We all know what happens when ice storms hit St. Louis:

  • Power lines hang dangerously heavy with ice.
  • Tree branches snap, sometimes even entire trees topple over.
  • Cars and trucks lose traction and commutes turn from minutes into hours.
  • People get stranded at work.
  • And worst of all, all the bread and milk is gone!

This is the reality of ice storms. Another fact of ice storms is they place significant strain on commercial roofs. From truck depots to warehouses, office buildings, and rec centers, ice can be a heavy burden on large roofs across St. Louis. Our R&A Contracting team has serviced and installed commercial roofs across St. Louis for almost thirty years. We’ve seen more than a few ice storms compromise entire roofing structures. The truth is some of these collapses were easily preventable.

What makes R&A Contracting different than other roofing contractors? When we inspect a commercial roof, we don’t look for the ‘right now’. We look at what your roof can withstand six months from now. The best time to build a boat is before the flood. Few things make us happier than telling a building owner their roof is happy and healthy. That makes our day!

Being honest means we will go to great lengths to show you exactly what needs to be fixed on your roof. We’d rather make the right choice with your roof, even if it means we choose a less expensive solution. Could we justify a complete replacement? If your roof doesn’t need it, that would be dishonest. We know we have the expertise to tell you what sounds good, but that’s not how we do business. We believe in being honest with you about your roof’s health and longevity.

Ice is coming soon to St. Louis… how do you know if your roof is ready for the extra weight? R&A Contracting offers complimentary on-site inspections of any commercial roof. We will answer any question or concern you may have. Click here to schedule your inspection today.

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