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When all hail breaks loose

25 Jun 2015 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
Hail damage - R&A Contracting St. Louis roofing

It’s summer in St. Louis and that means wild weather and hail.

Hail damage is one of the leading causes of insurance claims for both homeowners and business owners. Hail caused over $1.7 billion in property damage in 2014 alone. (Insurance Information Institute) Missouri was the fifth-highest state in hail events in 2014. This isn’t a nameless, faceless conversation because if you’re in the St. Louis area, chances are hail will affect you and your neighbors this summer if it hasn’t already.

So, what do you do when those dreaded drops of ice pound your roof and leave it dimpled worse than a pre-teen with a severe case of acne? You call R&A Contracting.

The last thing you want is to trust some door-by-door “roofing contractor” who tells you that your roof needs replaced. You don’t know them. How do you know they have the right liability insurance and workmen’s compensation coverage to even be allowed on your roof? You need a roofing contractor you can trust to work with your insurance provider and give you a reliable roofing service at the same time.

Our R&A Contracting team works with homeowners and business owners to assess and triage hail damage. Some hail damage can be easily repaired without replacing your entire roof. Repairing a roof is not a DIY job; you need a professional roofer, like R&A Contracting, to properly repair any damage to ensure further damage is not caused during repairs. Whether you have an asphalt shingle roof, wood shake, panel roofing, or a SPF insulation, you need an expert to do the repairs right the first time.

The next time a big hail storm rolls through St. Louis your first call should be to R&A Contracting. We are glad to answer any questions you may have and even provide a free, no-obligation on-site inspection of your roof to accurately assess any hail damage. We’re St. Louis’ trusted expert in roofing repair and we’re here to serve you.

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