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What are the benefits of using SPF insulation?

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) insulation was originally used in a upholstery work, but it quickly proved its worth as an exceptional form of roofing and construction insulation. Due to its liquid form during installation, SPF insulation provides a flexible solution to many hard-form insulation solutions, such as board paneling. When the isocyanate and polyol fiber compounds unite, SPF bonds together and quickly expands up to twenty times in size. SPF insulation can be applied to any substrate, which is what makes it highly resistant to wind, weather, and debris as a commercial roofing solution. What many people do not know is the many benefits that come with SPF roofing. Here are just some of the extensive number of benefits offered by an SPF commercial roofing solution:

  • Self-adhering and monolithic – The unique bonding composite creates a seamless covering for any roofing surface. No flashing required!
  • Does not require fasteners. No fasteners, no unnecessary energy loss.
  • Water-resistant due to its seamless construction
  • Flexible and versatile for easy installation and adaptation to existing construction
  • Highly resistant to wind, hail, and other extreme weather
  • Extremely energy-efficient – SPF carries the highest R-Value of any roofing material currently available
  • Very environmentally-friendly – SPF’s virtually limitless life-cycle reduces the amount of landfill waste due to repeated roof replacements.
  • Compliant with International Code Council (ICC), LEED, and Energy-STAR Ratings
UL and FM Approved

With fifty years of industry-leading performance, SPF is the unquestionable choice for the best commercial roofing solution. R&A Contracting proudly installs Lapolla Industries‘ FOAM-LOK Spray Polyurethane Foam. We are St. Louis’ experts in spray foam insulation and we can help you save literally thousands of dollars in energy costs with a new SPF roof.

Call R&A Contracting today to ask about SPF insulation!

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