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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 – #4: SPF insulation is too expensive for me.

Small-business owners are concerned with the cost of doing business. There are substantial costs to consider when it comes to installing a new commercial roofing system. Many business owners automatically buy into the myth that SPF roofing solutions are too expensive because they are chemically produced and so efficient.

The reality is that an SPF commercial roofing solution only costs as much, if not less than other roofing solutions, including BURs, Tar & Gravel roofs, or Asphalt. While the price of any commercial roofing solution varies with each building, the quality and reliability of SPF is worth the investment.

What makes SPF such a unique solution compared to other commercial roofing solutions is its monolithic structure. Other commercial roofing systems require flashing, fasteners, joint seams, and other potentially vulnerable damage points. With SPF’s liquid bonding and expansion process, it seams and seals the roofing surface. There is no need for flashing, fasteners, and any other connecting hardware because of the incredible bonding nature of SPF. (Source)

SPF roofing also requires less tear-off and extends the life-cycle of your roof. This greatly reduces your overall cost over the life of the roof. With regular maintenance an SPF roofing solution has a virtually indefinite life-cycle. Our R&A Contracting team proudly installs FOAM-LOK SPF roofing insulation from Lapolla Industries. We also install Thermo-Flex from Lapolla as an elastomeric coating to protect SPF insulation from the sun’s harmful UV rays and storm debris.

With added longevity, leak-resistant expansion bonding upon installation, and no need for roofing hardware, SPF roofing solutions are the most cost-efficient commercial roofing solution available today.

If you’re considering the cost of a new commercial roofing solution, consider SPF and its incredible durability. Call R&A Contracting today to learn more about how we’re using SPF to cover St. Louis for years to come!

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