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9 Game-Changing Benefits of SPF Insulation

21 Jan 2015 | Under SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
R&A SPF Insulation Benefits

The secret’s out- Spray Polyurethane Foam insulation is changing the landscape of commercial roofing!

With its industry-leading durability and flexibility of closed-cell spray-on installation, SPF is the champion when it comes to cool roofing solutions. What many business owners don’t know are so many of the other benefits of using SPF insulation, not just on their commercial roof.

There are at least nine huge, game-changing, cost-saving, mind-bending, celebrating benefits to using SPF insulation for your commercial building.

1. Less wear-and-tear on HVAC equipment

Efficient closed-cell technology of SPF means a better building envelope, which means a more controlled environment, less demand on your HVAC, and an opportunity to downsize your HVAC needs to fit your more energy-efficient building.

2. Flexible installation on any construction surface

SPF is spray-on, which means even more flexibility than any other insulation solution. With padding you have to jam it into place and hope you filled all the cracks and leaks from losing precious energy. With SPF you spray an even coat of insulation into place and SPF expands up to twenty times in density for a thorough insulation shield.

3. Simple closed-cell construction

SPF is typically a polyol and isocyanate liquid blend that bonds and expands on contact. The closed-cell aspect of SPF means one applicator works quickly and efficiently out of barrel drums to spray the insulation. Spray, bond, expand, and that’s all!

4. Energy-efficient

SPF affords companies an extremely high reward for its high R-value in reflective heat index ratings. Whether you use it on your roof or inside your support walls, SPF’s closed-cell technology meets or exceeds code requirements as an air barrier, water barrier and vapor retarder. This drives down your energy costs and can save you a tremendous amount over a very short period of time.

5. Clean environment

SPF is self-flashing due to its monolithic bonding nature. One R&A-installed SPF insulation application is enough to provide multiple building envelope requirements for building code. No added mess, no snipping and tucking of flashing to fit under panels. Spray once with no additional hassle.

6. Noise reduction

Shhh! Did you know that SPF is quiet?! With the airtight bond of closed-cell SPF, your building noise can be dramatically reduced after installing SPF.

7. Longevity

SPF has a life-cycle well above standard insulation. Even as a commercial roofing solution, SPF has a virtual limitless life-cycle with regular maintenance from R&A Contracting. We’re St. Louis’ expert installation team for Lapolla Industries’ FOAM-LOK SPF insulation and Thermo-Flex elastomeric coating. A typical FOAM-LOK roofing solution can last for the life of the roof with scheduled re-coatings of Thermo-Flex.

8. Moisture and condensation control

The closed-cell uniqueness of SPF insulation means it’s also highly resistant to moisture transmission and condensation. This preserves the integrity and strength of your construction. No moisture, no mold!

9. Increased strength

At first glance, it may seem like SPF is a bit of a lightweight. In reality, research by the National Association of Home Builders has shown 2×4 stud walls can support up to three times structural resistance to wind pressure with the added support of closed-cell SPF insulation.

These are just a few of the many benefits of SPF insulation. We can’t stop talking about how much SPF insulation has saved many of our customers across St. Louis and we want you to be the next one! If you’re curious how SPF insulation can save energy, preserve your building structure, and reduce noise transfer, 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