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Why does SPF roofing require an elastomeric coating?

11 Feb 2016 | Under SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
R&A Contracting - Thermo-Flex acrylic coating

The U.S. demand for roofing is expected to rise in value to $27.2 billion by 2017. (SprayFoam.org)

While SPF roofing accounts for only two to three percent of the total U.S. roofing demand, SPF roofing is fast becoming the most popular commercial roofing solution available today. Businesses who rely on SPF roofing often notice as much as a 40 percent decrease in utility energy costs. What helps make SPF roofing so cost-effective is the acrylic UV coating applied over the hardened SPF surface.

We specialize in installing FOAM-LOK SPF roofing solution from Lapolla Industries covered by Lapolla’s Thermo-Flex acrylic UV coating. The protective coating helps deflect harmful UV rays from the sun that threaten to corrode and compromise the underlying SPF solution. Without a protective coating, SPF can experience surface degradation as great as 1/8″ per year. The thicker in mils that an acrylic coating is applied, the longer the life-expectancy of an SPF roofing system.

There are several influencing variables on choosing the right protective coating for your SPF roofing system:

  • What is the purpose of the building under the SPF roof?
  • Where is your building located and how much weather exposure does your building receive?
  • How much traffic occurs on your building’s roof?

Acrylic coatings can preserve your SPF roofing system for an indefinite period of time with regular re-coatings. Many roofs in the early to mid-1980’s that received new SPF roofs are still in leak-free operation because of regular re-coatings of acrylic-based protective layers. Thirty years later and none of the roofs show any signs of compromise in the future.

Our R&A Contracting team helps cover businesses across the greater St. Louis area with SPF roofing and Thermo-Flex. If your SPF roof has not received a recent re-coating of its protective layer, your building may be vulnerable to storm or weather damage this summer.

Call our R&A Contracting team to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation on-site inspection to determine when your SPF roof will need its next new layer.

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