The Right Roof for the Right Job

Roof construction, like any other building or manufacturing project, has a wide range of materials, methods and aspects. We here at Eagle Rivet understand that each job is unique and has a different set of requirements and restrictions than any other roofing project we’ve undertaken. Being able to adjust and deliver what our customers want is our number one priority. Recently we’ve undertaken and completed a variety of projects utilizing different methods and materials, from the traditional residential shingled roof you’ll find on every house in a neighborhood to advanced commercial roofing techniques and materials.

When you pull into your driveway and look at your house one of the last things you notice, if you notice at all, is the roof. And yet the roof is one of the most vital parts in protecting you and your family from the elements. Many homes in the northeast have similarly pitched shingle roofs that often go unnoticed despite their importance. Eagle Rivet put this shingled residential style roof on the Meadow Farm Condominium Association. By replacing the asphalt shingles, adding insulation and ventilation along with structural upgrades, the association was able to fix what had been a damaged roof resulting from the extremely harsh winters of the last couple years and upgrade the roof to the point that it will be able to withstand the wintry conditions that caused such damage in the first place. If your roof has been subject to damages from these very same conditions, give us a call and we can help get your home as efficient and comfortable as you’ve always wanted.

Different buildings, budgets, and needs require a variety of solutions to get the job done. For any commercial building, knowing the type of roof that will be most effective for the climate and the building use is imperative. With technology advances in every sector options are more plentiful than ever and the roofing industry is no different. At Eagle Rivet we recently completed  roofs for several different buildings using two different but equally effective styles, TPO and EPDM.

Thermoplastic PolyOlefin, or TPO, is seeing a surge in usage on flat roofs due to the nature of the material. It is a highly efficient, heat and sunlight reflective, single-ply membrane that is also resistant to corrosion and degradation from ozone, chemicals, and ultraviolet radiation. TPO has other distinct advantages to it including versatility in installation – can be installed mechanically with glue or laid flat and weighed down. The energy efficiency is where TPO shines, due to the reflective nature of TPO it keeps the sun from heating up the building and lowers energy costs during the warmer months while not losing any insulating properties during the colder months. You can find some of our TPO roofs on our website, including WCW Inc., in Manchester, Vermont, the Jewish Senior Services building in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and the South Street Commercial building in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Ethylene propylene diene monomer, commonly referred to as EPDM, is another popular roofing material for industrial projects, one that we here at Eagle Rivet highly recommend that all of our commercial customers think about using. EPDM can withstand the harsh winters and hot summers of New England, is steam and ice resistant, waterproof, and resistant to corrosion. EPDM is especially effective for industrial roofs in which the inside conditions may be as harsh as the outside. Being a permeable material, EPDM allows water vapor to escape without letting moisture in. EPDM is also environmentally friendly, the entire roof can be recycled for another purpose once it’s time as roofing material is over. It is extremely cost effective, having a guaranteed life of 20 years but often lasting much longer than that. Our use of EPDM roofs include this office building on Hebron Ave. in Glastonbury, Connecticut and Arburg North America in Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

The next time you need a roofing contractor to replace or repair a roof, give us a call and we’ll find something that works for you and your budget.