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4 Myths of SPF roofing insulation

15 Apr 2015 | Under Roofing, SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Dragons, unicorns, and honest politicians are all parts of folklore, the stuff of legends and myths. The common theme is that they’re not true! There are several myths people sometimes believe when it comes to SPF roofing.

Myth: SPF roofing is expensive!

Truth: Compared to many other commercial roofing solutions, SPF roofing is actually very affordable. When you factor in the boost in energy savings, virtually limitless life-cycle, and removing any need for flashing or panel fasteners, SPF roofing is extremely cost-efficient.

Myth: SPF roofing isn’t water-resistant.

Truth: SPF insulation’s initial bonding and expansion process fills and seals any crack or crevice on any roofing substrate, making your new SPF roof highly resistant to water. The closed-cell construct of SPF insulation creates an impenetrable barrier to hold off the effects of moisture.

Myth: SPF roofing is a new trend; it’s not going to last!

Truth: Polyurethane foam was first researched and tested for insulation purposes in the late 1930s. Texas A&M first shared the value of SPF as a roofing solution in 1993, over twenty years ago! R&A Contracting has been installing SPF roofs across St. Louis for several years now and we’re just getting started!

Myth: SPF roofs are fragile.

Truth: The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) and Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) have both confirmed that standard SPF roofs are capable of withstanding up to 50 lb. psi of pressure. This means SPF roofs are more than capable of sustaining regular foot traffic, but just like any other roofing material, sharp objects can penetrate and compromise the roofing solution.

R&A Contracting: St. Louis’ leading mythbuster of SPF roofing

The truth is we love being St. Louis’ premier installer of SPF insulation. We install SPF insulation on commercial roofs of all shapes and sizes and help owners save up to 40% of energy costs. If you have questions, concerns, or maybe even myths you’ve heard about SPF roofing, we’d love to talk with you. Call R&A Contracting to speak with a certified member of our installation team. We look forward to sharing the honest truth about SPF roofs!

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