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Rust Residence


Homeowner Adam Rust designed and installed an ecoroof on the shed of a single family residence.  The homeowner wanted to build the ecoroof on a “common man’s budget” in order to showcase that ecoroofs can be done well on simple residential installations at rates that the average homeowner can afford. 


The incentive offered the rate of $5 per square foot of ecoroof, and so the homeowner made it his goal to construct the ecoroof within that budget by using materials that may be easily obtained and installed by other homeowners.  The surface to be covered by ecoroof was fairly simple to work with, and should be representative of the kinds of surfaces most homeowners would have on their property.

photo of Rust home ecoroof  photo of Rust home ecoroof


Click here to view the Rust Residential Ecoroof project report.




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November 18, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Wow, That roof is VERY eco!

Can I just say that we had the pleasure of living right next to the Rust Residential Ecoroof project for almost 6 weeks and what a pleasure it was. If any of you are considering having guests stay over I would highly recommend the appeal of an ecoroof off of the balcony.


Steve Carruthers

November 24, 2009 at 12:12 AM

is there an application of the EPDM rubber membrane over
an existing three-tab composition roof?
there could be a lot of demand for a retrofit over an existing roof, if there's no problem with putting the rubber membrane on top of composition.

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