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Think about the last time the door slammed shut when no one else was around. It probably made you jump a bit, right?! No, it wasn’t ghosts, just the wind or air letting you it’s still a force of energy to respect. There are other elements of energy that are more subtle but still important […]

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How Spray Foam reinforces energy efficiency of commercial building envelope

R&A Contracting - Thermo-Flex acrylic coating

What’s a building? That may seem like a question for Captain Obvious, but not just anyone can build a stable, weather-insulated building. It’s important to know the fundamentals of building physics in terms of the structural demands of four or more walls, a foundation, and a roof. As material quality improved over time, from caves to […]

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What you need to know about R-Value and commercial roofing

Did you know that the R-Value of a commercial roofing solution is dependent on how correctly it’s applied? Commercial roofing insulation is designed to be installed in contact with air barriers on all six sides. If there are gaps or voids in the insulation, the R-Value is functioning at only a fraction of its R-Value […]

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Using cover boards for commercial roofing solutions

9 Mar 2016 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Sometimes the most dynamic improvements happen under the surface. This includes the popular use of cover boards under commercial roofing solutions, notably flat-roof systems. Cover boards are often composite material boards that are layered over a roof surface for added protection. They were first used in commercial roofing with hot mopped and torch-applied asphalt roofs and […]

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The History of Spray Polyurethane Foam

“Spray Polyurethane Foam, isn’t that a new technology?” Many people see SPF as the latest in commercial roofing solutions, but the truth is that SPF technology has been around for over 75 years! A German scientist named Dr. Otto Bayer discovered a chemical reaction compound in 1937 that he later patented under the name of “polyurethane”. The […]

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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