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Myths about SPF insulation - R&A Contracting

The 5 biggest myths about SPF exposes some of the worst assumptions and misunderstandings about SPF insulation. These are some of the most frequent, even laughable fallacies our R&A Contracting team hears on a regular basis. You can learn more about SPF insulation by connecting with a member of our team here.

5 biggest myths about SPF insulation – #2: SPF insulation is hard to install.

Have you tried installing commercial insulation or commercial roofing panels? Fiberglass insulation is difficult to maneuver and cut to fit while also being damaging to your health. Commercial roof panels require flashing, clips, fasteners, and sometimes tin snips to fit. Installing SPF insulation and SPF commercial roofing is as easy as point and spray.

Spray Polyurethane Foam, or SPF insulation can be used in a variety of applications, whether it’s for interior walls, commercial roofing, or ditch breaks. SPF insulation is created from two separate liquid compounds: isocyanate and polyol fiber. The isocyanate and polyol fiber arrive on-site in large barrels that can be easily repositioned and offloaded when the job is complete. When the insulation is ready to be installed, the two compounds are equally sent through a heat-inducing proportion dispenser into a spray applicator. At that point, all the installer needs to do is literally point and spray the insulation into place.

When the mixed compound is released, the insulation adheres to virtually any surface and quickly expands up to thirty times its liquid density. (Click here to learn more about the SPF installation process.) SPF insulation can be applied to any substrate, including rock, metal, and brick. The incredible flexibility of SPF’s installation process makes it the easiest insulation and commercial roofing solution available today. There is limited need for prep work with SPF forming a supportive bond on any existing commercial roof material, including built-up tar roofs (BURs).

If your commercial roof needs added strength, the unique flexibility and durability of SPF insulation is second to none. Call R&A Contracting to learn more about SPF insulation. We’re St. Louis’ leader in commercial roofing and we’re ready 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