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How Closed-Cell SPF Roofing Reduces Energy Costs

15 Oct 2014 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Spray Polyurethane Foam roofing, or SPF as it’s commonly called, is quickly cornering the market on commercial cool roofing solutions, especially when it comes to energy savings.

As the name implies, SPF roofing is created through closed-cell foam sprayed directly onto commercial roofs, creating an air- and elements-tight membrane across any roof surface, ductwork, or substrate. Even though SPF roofing is lightweight, it is extremely durable. A 1995 study done by the National Roofing Foundation (NRF) at Arizona State University revealed that SPF cool roofing can last up to 50 years of exposure with routine maintenance. (Source)

The unique strength and bonding density of SPF roofing is one of, if not the most energy-efficient cool roofing solutions available today. Unlike many Built-up Roofs (BUR) or single-ply commercial roofing solutions, SPF’s molecular makeup is capable of sealing off even the smallest gaps and cracks in a roof’s structure. This airtight umbrella of protection insulates the building’s interior from energy loss while also protecting against weather and exterior temperature variances.

Our R&A Contracting team is a proud installer of Lapolla Industries‘ FOAM-LOK SPF cool roofing application. What makes FOAM-LOK unique is the Thermo-Flex 100% acrylic elastomeric coating that’s applied over the SPF foundation. Our application team installs up to an inch and a half of FOAM-LOK for primary waterproofing and insulation purposes before applying two coats of Thermo-Flex. The Thermo-Flex acts as a second blanket of protection and naturally deflects UV radiation.

The U.S. Green Energy Building Council reports that Lapolla Thermo-Flex roofing systems have been certified by the Cool Roof Rating Council with SRI numbers of over 90. This is only one of multiple LEED credits available to commercial building consumers installing SPF cool roofing solutions.

Our goal at R&A Contracting is to provide you the best commercial roofing solution available for both your building style and your energy budget. Installing a lesser-quality roof might mean more revenue for us in the future, but that’s not the R&A way of serving our customers. This is why we promote such high-quality cool roofing solutions like SPF, because your energy savings is one of our greatest investments.

Looking for a new commercial roof? Ask our R&A Contracting team about SPF cool roofing today!

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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