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Archive For May, 2016

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R&A Contracting - Tornado SPF roofing

Memorial Day kickstarted tornado season across the Midwest and this year looks to be a doozy! Initial reports of a below-average numbers of tornadoes due to lingering El Niño weather gave way to a surge of cyclone activity in May. An average of 1,253 tornadoes touch down in the U.S. every year, 45 of which […]

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How does SPF roofing help keep my office cool?

R&A Contracting - Thermo-Flex Lapolla

It’s late May but that doesn’t mean the temperatures say it’s still spring. Memorial Day in St. Louis can flirt with triple digits in the mercury and office staff and business owners begin to wonder if they’ll survive the summer. Now’s the time you wish you installed a new SPF cool roofing solution last fall! SPF roof uses closed-cell […]

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Why is education important to SPF roofing?

RA Contracting - SPF roofing education

“I have a question about SPF roofing!” Why do we blog, tweet, share, and initiate great educational content for our customer base? Because knowing what SPF roofing is and why it’s important is crucial to our success and your satisfaction! Benefits of SPF roofing education Educating our customer base provides five key benefits we value: […]

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Are birds damaging your commercial roof?

R&A Contracting - commercial roofing bird spikes St. Louis

Spring in St. Louis brings a migration of songbirds, including crows, pigeons, and our personal favorite, Cardinals, looking for places to nest. A commercial roof can seem like a great landing place for birds to build their nests out of the wind and weather. The problem is birds can be a nuisance! Bird nests can gum […]

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What is U-Value in roofing insulation?

R&A Contracting - Energy Value ratings commercial roofing

This post is part of four-part series exploring energy efficiency values in insulation, such as K-Value, C-Value, R-Value, and U-Value. How is U-Value measured? What’s the difference between U-Value and K-Value, C-Value, or even R-Value? This series of articles concludes with examining the purpose and metrics of U-Value. Unlike R-Value, K-Value, and C-Value, which are more […]

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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