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Old Man Winter is on his way. Yes, it may still be beautiful fall weather around the Lou but we know winter is coming. Do you remember the walls in your office being drafty last year? You don’t want the same cold breeze making its way into your office this winter.

Your building may not be allowing water to invade your workspace, which is a good thing, but that doesn’t mean you’re safe and sound. Air flow introduces moisture into the new environment. Of course, we know that moisture is microscopic particles of water carried in the air. Moisture can cause wet insulation, mildew, and even mold in your walls.

How to fix drafty office walls

So, how do you fix drafty walls without ripping out the drywall? Spray foam.

Spray polyurethane foam, or SPF as it’s often called, is a liquid insulation that instantly expands and seals on application. Spray foam is capable of expanding up to thirty times its liquid density. This means that a small amount of spray foam can go a long way in energy savings. A small opening can be made near the problem area where spray foam can be sprayed into the surrounding area to seal off air flow.

Now, your office walls contain a significant amount of wiring for Internet, security systems, phone lines, and electrical. It’s recommended that you allow a trained professional to install any spray foam.

Are there any other benefits to using spray foam in office walls?

Absolutely! There are three major benefits that can come from using spray foam inside office walls:

  • Insulating your office walls with spray foam will also reduce the risk of insect infestation.
  • Closed-cell spray foam in particular will also reinforce a wall’s structural strength.
  • The density provided by spray foam helps improve soundproofing. If your company serves customers in an industry with sensitive information, you can provide peace of mind knowing your private conversation will stay within the walls of your office.

If your office building is a bit drafty, our R&A Contracting team is here to serve you. Contact our team to schedule your complimentary consultation 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