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What you need to know about FOAM-LOK from Lapolla Industries

22 Jul 2016 | Under SPF Insulation | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Why does R&A Contracting use FOAM-LOK Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) from Lapolla Industries?

There’s no shortage of commercial roofing suppliers available today. With the easy access of online ordering from wholesale material suppliers, our R&A Contracting team could purchase from virtually anywhere in the U.S. and beyond with one click of the mouse. So, why do we buy from Lapolla Industries?

Let’s start with Lapolla’s FOAM-LOK Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) closed-cell roofing solution. What difference does it make which type of SPF insulation you use for your commercial roof? In short, it makes a significant difference. SPF typically comes in two forms: open-cell, and closed-cell. What determines whether spray foam is open- or closed-cell?

Spray Polyurethane Foam is created from two liquid chemical compounds. Our R&A Contracting team uses a dual-application process to spray the compounds into place. Upon contact with each other, the chemical reaction creates an immediate expansion process. Open-cell foams will capture small pockets of air inside the foam during expansion. Closed-cell foams will capture small pockets of gas inside the foam. Because gas is typically heavier than air, closed-cell foams are much stronger than open-cell foams.

FOAM-LOK for Lapolla Industries is a closed-cell spray foam that delivers industry-leading protection for commercial roofing systems. A single cubic inch of FOAM-LOK is filled with millions of microscopic closed cells made of plastic and filled with Enovate® 3000, a blowing agent used for application that is not ozone-depleting. The closed-cell construct of FOAM-LOK means that it is highly resistant to air flow and moisture invasion. This elite barrier against the elements is the foundation for why FOAM-LOK is one of the leading SPF solutions available today.

FOAM-LOK provides a solid and expansive insulation that can invade exposed cracks and other imperfections in your building’s envelope to maximize energy efficiency. The end result is a much stronger, more weather-resistant building structure built to withstand years of wear and tear. Do you want to keep your building strong and reliable for the next ten, fifteen, even twenty years or more? Look no further than SPF roofing from R&A Contracting. 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