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Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) of SPF Commercial Roofing

24 Oct 2014 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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An important grading system for commercial roofing is the Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) of roofing solutions. Organizations such as Green Globes, a by-product of the U.S. Green Building Initiative, provide the resources and tools necessary to accurately predict the LCA of any given commercial roofing solution. The better a commercial roofing solution’s LCA result, the more durable and efficient the roof is expected to maintain over its lifespan. There are specific factors put into consideration with a typical Life-Cycle Analysis:

  • Climate change
  • Energy retention
  • Environmental risks and impacts
  • Health factors
  • Air and waste pollution

Recent LCA studies by CertainTeed roofing manufacturer and the SPF Alliance have revealed highly impressive results for the life-cycle benefits of SPF roofing solutions.

  1. The molecular bonding nature of SPF roofing is extremely durable, adding value to the overall LCA (Life-Cycle Analysis). The cohesion of closed-cell SPF roofing material creates a naturally strong, air- and weather-resistant covering for any roof or substrate.
  2. The initial development, production, and installation of closed-cell SPF roofing solutions require less energy, lowering the environmental effect throughout processing.
  3. Many materials used in closed-cell SPF roofing solutions are recycled and locally sourced. This greatly reduces transportation energy and purchase price of first-generation materials while also extending the life-cycle of the composite materials.

Our R&A Contracting team prides itself on being expert installers of Lapolla Industries‘ FOAM-LOK closed-cell SPF roofing solution. Many R&A Contracting clients are already saving significant expenses off their energy bills because of the high LCA efficiency of FOAM-LOK. If your business is needing a new roof or foam insulation for its walls, invest in a FOAM-LOK solution for the most energy efficient cool roofing solution available today.

Call R&A Contracting to schedule your complimentary roof inspection 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

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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

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