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Do SPF roofs last as long as other commercial roofs?

Business owners often ask our R&A Contracting team how long an SPF roof will last. The answer is it depends on if you do the regular maintenance. An SPF roof has a virtually limitless life-cycle with routine re-applications of UV-protection elastomeric coatings. How is that even possible?!

Durability of SPF roofs

Multiple studies have shown that SPF roofs will last several decades if you pressure wash and re-apply a top coat of protection. Other commercial roofing solutions often include panels, metal sheeting, flashing, fasteners, and vulnerable seams that can all fail over time. What makes SPF roof insulation such a durable roofing solution is its seamless construction. The dual compound of isocyanate and polyol fiber combine together and expand on contact. The liquid form of these two materials quickly invade and seal off any exposed cracks and joint areas. In a matter of minutes, the new SPF roof covering hardens into a solid umbrella of sorts over any roofing surface.

A very beneficial side-effect of SPF’s expansive settling is that it also bonds and strengthens existing roof construction. This helps reduce wind lift during extreme weather when applied as a roofing solution. SPF specialist Mason Knowles made this observation, “[SPF] ‘glues’ the whole building together, enhancing overall wind and pressurization resistance.” (Source)

thermo-flex-spray-foam-cool-roof-rnacontractingA significant part of an SPF roof’s incredible longevity is the UV-protection surface coating. At R&A Contracting we use Lapolla IndustriesThermo-Flex elastomeric surface coating after applying Lapolla’s FOAM-LOK SPF insulation. The protective quality of Thermo-Flex helps prolong the life of both your roof and your SPF roofing solution, preventing unnecessary tear-off and landfill waste.

If you’re considering SPF roof for your office building or warehouse, we would love to tell you more about SPF insulation’s long life-cycle. Ask our R&A Contracting team about SPF’s track record around St. Louis and let us show you how much SPF can save you in maintenance and replacement. We’re St. Louis’ resident SPF roofing experts and we’re here to serve you!

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