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What makes SPF roofing resistant to moisture?

24 Mar 2015 | Under Roofing, SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
R&A Contracting - SPF roofing watertight St. Louis

Spring is finally here and that means April showers are sure to come. How do you know your office roof can withstand a heavy rainstorm?

The life-cycle of a commercial roof depends on a strong roof deck capable of supporting its weight over a long period of time. Leaks in your roofing material could mean thousands of dollars in replacing your roof deck down the road. A quality roofing solution needs to prevent moisture from affecting your building’s roof deck. Spray Polyurethane Foam, or SPF as it’s often called, is the industry leader in commercial roofing when it comes to moisture resistance.

R&A Contracting - SPF roofing watertight St. LouisHow SPF roofing works

SPF is seamless, watertight, and lightweight due to its original liquid state. SPF combines two elements, polyol and isocyanate, to create a dual-compound liquid foam. When the isocyanate and polyol contact each other, they instantly bond and begin the expansion process. As the SPF bonds and expands, it naturally adheres to any surface and seals off exposed cracks and seams. This eliminates any need for flashing and caulking.

Creating a watertight surface with SPF roofing

Many commercial roofing solutions rely on fasteners to hold flashing, seams, and joints into place. Each of those contact and seam points are vulnerable to incoming moisture. A fully cured SPF roofing solution can reliably withstand any standing water because of its air and watertight bonding. The closed-cell composition of SPF means there are no openings for water or moisture to invade exposed contact points. The end result is a durable, long-lasting monolithic covering that will greatly reduce additional maintenance upkeep, such as caulking around seams and replacing weather stripping around ductwork each year.

Ask R&A Contracting about SPF roofing

Spray foam roofing is the most energy-efficient commercial roofing solution available today. It provides the highest R-Value rating of any insulation material, helping lower your energy bills by up to 40%. SPF roofing is highly recognized by both LEED and ENERGY STAR certifications for its efficiency benefits. As impressive as SPF’s energy savings may be though, we’re even more impressed with its ability to withstand moisture and protect roofing decks for decades upon decades.

This is why R&A Contracting is St. Louis’ leader in spray foam insulation and spray foam roofing. We help customers all across St. Louis enjoy peace of mind with a watertight SPF roof. Installation is quick and customized to best fit your building’s unique roofing shape and size.

Don’t wait till your roof starts leaking to consider SPF roofing. Call R&A Contracting todayand let us show you how we 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