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Texas A&M University helped put SPF roofs on the map in the 1980s.

With 27 campus buildings covering over seven million square feet of BURs (built-up roofs) made of gravel and tar, Aggieland was in desperate need for a better roofing solution. Texas A&M installed SPF roofs on all 27 buildings between 1980 to 1984 and the results were incredible.

Gerald Scott, the then-head of roofing and energy conservation of the Texas A&M Physical Plant Department, discovered that the university recovered the entire cost of the SPF roof installations through energy savings alone in an average of 4.5 years! (Source) The SPF roofs installed on the Texas A&M campus buildings are now thirty years old and are still saving the university in energy costs each year. If the SPF roofs paid for themselves within the first five years, think how much the university has saved in the additional twenty-five years!

thermo-flex-spray-foam-cool-roof-rnacontractingSPF roofs carry the industry’s highest R-value (over 6.0) by using elastomeric coatings to reflect the sun’s heat index. Our R&A Contracting team proudly installs FOAM-LOK from Lapolla Industries and we couldn’t be happier with the results. By adding Lapolla’s Thermo-Flex protective coating on top of FOAM-LOK, it gives SPF roofs a virtually limitless life-cycle. Many of our clients enjoy saving up to 40% off their energy bill because of the extremely efficient design of SPF roofing insulation.

Ask R&A Contracting about SPF roofing

It’s never too late to consider installing an SPF roof for your warehouse or office building. We work with businesses across the greater St. Louis area to give you the roofing protection and energy savings you need. The flexibility of SPF liquid insulation means we can install an SPF roof on virtually any roofing surface, angle, or material, including stone and metal. The energy savings are noticeable within the first few months and we stand by our work.

Call R&A Contracting today to speak with one of our team members about SPF roofing. We’re here to serve you and help put the proof in waterproof!

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