Thomas Stenius, Property Manager at Citycon, says that it was not just a question of waterproofing – the roof residents were also taken into account.
“For us, the roof is more than just a roof. It is also our solar power plant and the backyard of our beehives,” Stenius says.
The choice of roofing material was strongly influenced by environmental values and domestic origin.
“Kerabit Nature combines many things that are important to us: it is a domestic product, it has a part of the oil-based raw material replaced with tall oil, and it is also a recyclable product. It fits in very well with our responsibility values,” Stenius continues.
Contractor Jyrki Linden of Katto 2000 was responsible for the implementation of the project. He sees the new low-carbon product as a boost for the industry and as a potential competitive advantage for a contractor offering it.
“There has been nothing new in the industry for many years, so it is good that we are getting new products on the market. At the same time, Kerabit Nature is a competitive advantage for us, and the customers have been very interested in this product.”