Green Roof / Vegetative Roof Design and Construction

green-roof-girl-roofA Vegetative “Green” roofing system is a roof of a building which has been partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. These systems also may consist of additional layers such as root barriers, drainage and irrigation systems. The “green” term is generally referred to as the growing trend of being environmentally friendly.

Eagle Rivet Roof Services is experienced in installing cutting edge green/vegetative roof systems. Plant life over the roof surface provides a positive environmental impact in several ways.  It converts the carbon dioxide which we all breathe out to the oxygen which we all breathe in.  It reduces the urban heat island effect by replacing roof surfaces that absorb heat to and give it off to the surrounding area to surfaces which are neutral in their heat absorption. The soil absorbs and slows storm water runoff which eases the strain on municipal storm water drainage systems.  And finally, they provide an area of respite for building occupants which otherwise might gaze upon an unattractive commercial roof system.  Often, walking paths and gathering areas are provided on green roof systems which provide an outdoor sanctuary to office workers.

Eagle Rivet can provide stand alone green roof design and build installations or can work with your design professional or general contractor.  Please contact us to see how a green roof system can enhance the value of your facility.

Recycling Roof Materials

Eagle Rivet also wants to assist in your eco-friendly efforts at the end of your roof’s life cycle. We invite you to take advantage of our strategic industry recycling partnership before you begin your next roof tear-off project.

Projects & Green Roof Pictures

Kelly Residence
Fairfield University Jesuit Center

Otis Elevator Industrial Roofing

Eagle removed the existing tar and gravel roof and replaced it

Avon Old Farms Ice Rink Solar Panel Project

Eagle’s roof service experts restore the roofing for… Avon Old Farms

Otis Tower Industrial Roof Repair

Eagle installed a Sarnafil PVC roofing system over the existing roof

Stanleyworks EPDM Flat Roof

Eagle removed the existing ballasted EPDM and replaced it with a

Performing Arts Center

Eagle’s roof service experts restore the roofing for… University of Hartford

Roof Restoration and Replacement Project

Eagle’s roof service experts restore the roofing for…   Trinity College

EPDM Flat Roofing

The existing built up roof system on this facility had performed

Choate School Slate Roof

Eagle installed a new Vermont Slate Roof System with copper flashings

Choate Ruutz Modified Bitumen Roof

Eagle removed the existing 15,000 square foot ballasted EPDM roof and

Fairfield Business School

After removing the existing tar and gravel roof, Eagle installed a

Fairfield University Roof Replacement

For this 25,000 square foot roof renovation project, Eagle removed the

Suffield Academy Tisch Fieldhouse

Eagle’s roof service experts restore the roofing for… Suffield Academy Tisch

Suffield Academy Dorms

Eagle’s roof service experts restore the roofing for… Suffield Academy Dorms

Glen Lochen Condos

Eagle’s roof service experts restore the roofing for… Glen Lochen I

Ellington YMCA

Eagle’s roof service experts restore the roofing for… Ellington YMCA –

Kingswood Athletic Center

Eagle performed the re-roofing of this athletic facility by removing the