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How often do I need to replace my commercial roof?

That’s the question many business owners often ask when considering a new office building or warehouse. Whether your business is a highly-sensitive production center, like electronics or home goods, or a lot more rugged, like machinery or auto repair, the health of your building’s roof can make all the difference between success and disaster. The cost of repairing or even replacing a commercial roof can be thousands of dollars.

Imagine having a roof that can give you over 20 years of leak-free performance with almost no maintenance. Now, imagine that same roof can also reduce your energy bills by up to 50%! Even better, this same roof also has a long track record of being the most resistant to severe weather impact.

Welcome to the world of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing. With the lowest life-cycle cost of any commercial roofing solution, SPF roofing can be installed over any existing roof, all while cutting down on labor costs, material removal costs, and being environmentally-friendly. Could there be a better roofing solution out there?

Structural Research Inc. recently completed research studies for groups such as Texas A&M University, Michelsen Technoligies, LLC, and the National Roofing Contractors Assn. (NRCA). Study results reveal some of the major benefits of SPF roofing:

  1. Lowest life-cycle cost;
  2. Provide 20+ years of low-maintenance and leak-proof performance;
  3. Ability to install onto any existing roofing substrate, removing the need for roof flashing;
  4. Reduce energy costs by up to 50%;
  5. and, industry-leading high wind and hail resistance.

When it comes to commercial roofing, we dare you to find a better roofing solution than SPF roofing! Our R&A Contracting team is a certified installer of Lapolla Industries‘ FOAM-LOK SPF roofing and Thermo-Flex elastomeric UV coating.

You can save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in energy savings within the first year of your new SPF roof. Call R&A Contracting today for a free consultation for your new SPF roof!

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