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SPF insulation is a game-changer when it comes to energy savings!

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average home spends over $1,300.00 on energy bills every year. (website for dating) Approximately 40% of your home’s energy is lost due to air infiltration via doorways, wall sockets, and your six-year old who insists on opening their bedroom window when it’s 20 degrees outside.

Now, as you first consider why your child has this very non-budget-friendly habit, you may ask yourself another question…

What if there was a way to keep excess energy from escaping?

There is.

It’s called SPF insulation and it’s the leading solution for recouping and reducing your home’s energy loss. SPF closed-cell insulation is an exceptional insulation for a variety of reasons. SPF roofing insulation has the highest R-Value rating of over 6.0 per inch. (Lapolla) A significant portion of energy loss escapes through the roof, which is why an SPF roofing solution is known to save business owners up to 40% per year in energy costs.

SPF insulation is also very easy to install. Standard SPF insulation comes in a dual-compound format, isocyanate and polyol fiber. These two liquid compounds usually come in separate large barrels.The difference between closed-cell and open-cell SPF is about what happens next. As the compounds are simultaneously applied with a spray applicator, they bond and expand instantly on contact. If it’s closed-cell SPF, the foam isolates pockets of gas inside itself and create a much stronger bond than open-cell, which traps air instead of gas inside the foam.

The expansion and closed-cell processes mean that the foam is resistant to air, water, and even moisture. This can create a formidable energy barrier against both cold drafts and heat waves to keep your building or home’s interior environment at a comfortable temperature level. The liquid application of SPF allows the foam insulation to invade and seal off any crack or crevice, even the smallest one.

R&A Contracting is St. Louis’ leader in SPF insulation. We serve businesses and homes across the greater St. Louis area with SPF insulation for interior walls, exterior walls, and roofing solutions. If you’d like to learn more about saving up to 40% off your energy bills, give R&A Contracting a call 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