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7 Apr 2015 | Under alt life dating, SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments

It’s April here in St. Louis which means spring storms and summer heat are on their way! How can you keep your office building safe and cool this summer?

SPF roofing!

Spray Polyurethane Foam roofing is an excellent solution for protecting your commercial roof and lowering energy costs throughout the heat and storms of summer. SPF roofing has the highest R-value (6.5+/inch.) of any commercial roofing solution available today.

Why is it called cool roofing?

SPF roofing is often referred to as “cool roofing” because of its ability to naturally lower interior temperatures. Many SPF roofs, like Lapolla Industries’ FOAM-LOK installed by R&A Contracting, relies on a elastomeric coating called Thermo-Flex to reflect the sun’s natural and harmful UV rays. This helps reduce thermal conduction through natural heat index that would normally be absorbed and transferred by other commercial roofing solutions. The end result is lower interior temperatures, less demand on HVAC systems, and reduced energy costs by up to 40%!

Longer life-cycle = less replacement costs

Because of the protective quality of UV coatings, SPF roofing solutions carry a virtually unlimited life-cycle. With regular re-coatings of UV protection, an SPF roof can provide excellent protection for the life of your building. Longer life-cycles also mean less replacement costs for business owners already facing the everyday pressure of keeping healthy margins of profitability. This is a huge advantage over other commercial roofing solutions that need to be replaced every 5-10 years.

Step into spring with a new SPF roof from R&A Contracting

It’s not too late to get a new SPF roof to protect your business before the summer storms arrive. Call R&A Contracting to learn more about how SPF insulation can extend the life of your roof. We are St. Louis’ experts in SPF roofing and we commit to providing you with the best roof to protect your building for years to come.

Start your spring with a new SPF roof that can save you up to 40% on energy costs this summer. Give us 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