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SPF roofing solutions St. Louis

Last month we exposed the five of the worst assumptions and misunderstandings about SPF insulation. This post is part of a series on five dynamic truths about SPF insulation and its benefits for business and homeowners.

5 truths about SPF insulation – #5: SPF roofing has an indefinite life-cycle.

This may be the most surprising fact about SPF roofing solutions. With regular, routine maintenance, SPF roofing solutions have a virtually limitless life-cycle. We’ve shared before about the Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) of SPF roofing solutions, but what does that mean for the life expectancy of an SPF-covered commercial roof?

First, we need to know what qualifies as “regular, routine maintenance”. With the harsh weather conditions of four-season St. Louis, commercial buildings take a beating throughout the year. During the application process, SPF insulation is sprayed onto the roofing surface to a depth of one-and-a-half inches, maybe a little more. After the initial insulation is in place, an elastomeric protective coating is applied over the new SPF insulation. The protective coating is often acrylic-based, which provides a strong, reliable shield against storm debris, harmful UV rays, and other weather elements. (Tillotson Enterprises)

If SPF roofing insulation is ever damaged, it can often be easily and quickly repaired. The protective coating can fade and lose its strength over time. This is why regular re-coatings are recommended for any SPF commercial roofing solution. With routine re-coatings and timely repairs from storm damage, an SPF commercial roofing carries the longest-lasting life-cycle of any commercial roofing solutions available today.

Our R&A Contracting team is St. Louis’ premier installer of Lapolla Industries’ FOAM-LOK Closed-cell SPF solution. We also install Lapolla Industries’ Thermo-Flex elastomeric protective coating to help your roof stay strong and resistant throughout any weather. If you’d like to learn more about how SPF roofing solutions can be the last roof you’ll ever need for your business, contact our R&A Contracting team 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