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How often should you maintain your roof?

A recent study by GAF shows that only 75% of roofing contractors offer a roof maintenance program. (GAF) If your roof starts leaking, it’s only a matter of time before significant damage is incurred that can threaten your building’s longevity. A detailed and regular roof maintenance program can give you the insight you need to stay ahead of even the smallest threats to your roof.

Business owners should inspect their roof at least twice a year, even more if severe weather occurs. You can inspect your roof yourself using the R&A Contracting Commercial Roof Maintenance Checklist, or you can call R&A Contracting to schedule your FREE on-site inspection.

How much should roof maintenance cost every year?

It’s one thing to regularly inspect your roof, but how do you handle any repairs that need to happen? Roofing experts estimate business owners should budget at least $0.25 per square foot every year for preventive maintenance. (GAF) Small investments in your roof’s health will pay off with noticeable savings in the long run. By extending the life-cycle of your roof, you’re reducing tear-off costs, re-installation time and costs, and saving on environmental impact.

Why you should inspect your roof after severe weather

If you recently experienced a severe storm, you need to inspect your roof at the first opportunity. Check for storm debris, weather damage, any signs of wind lift, and other indications that your roof might be damaged. If you do notice any damage, call R&A Contracting to schedule your FREE on-site professional roof inspection. Our R&A Contracting team can give you the expert advice to know whether an insurance claim should be filled and whether your roof needs repaired or even replaced.

R&A Contracting is St. Louis’ leader in commercial roofing installation. We specialize in SPF insulation roofing that carries a virtually endless life-cycle with regular maintenance. Our R&A Contracting team has created a Commercial Roof Maintenance Checklist to help business owners keep their roofs healthy and strong for years to come.

Click here to download “Commercial Roof Maintenance Checklist”

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