Over the past forty-five years, Dutch company Kusters Precision Parts has grown into one of the most important suppliers of precision mechanical components. In recent years, their building in Oss (North Brabant) had become too small, so a new office was required to accommodate the company's growth.
Oss, The Netherlands
RubberGard EPDM 1.5 mm
RESISTA AK PIR
Since the production of precision components requires very expensive, state-of-the-art equipment, the building owner wanted a high-quality roofing system that would optimally protect the contents of the new building.
Firestone Building Products was able to supply a total solution for this project, ensuring the complete compatibility between the different layers of the roofing system by supplying the insulation, a non-combustible cover board and the waterproofing membrane.
The excellent performance and proven durability were the deciding factors for choosing the complete roofing system based on Firestone Building Products’ RubberGard EPDM membrane and RESISTA AK PIR insulation, as well as the DensDeck Prime cover board.
The building owner also wanted to install solar panels on the roof. In this type of application, it is vital that the roofing system can support the solar installation for at least 20 to 25 years. EPDM roofing membranes are ideal as they have an expected service life of more than 50 years, twice as much as that of the solar panels, which usually have an average life of 25 years.
Fire safety was also very important for this project. The RubberGard EPDM roofing membrane has a low fire load and, in combination with the DensDeck Prime non-combustible cover board, they provided an excellent solution to increase fire safety. DensDeck Prime has excellent fire properties to limit damage from a possible fire caused by the solar panels and it also improves the compressive strength of the roof system.