Butler buildings have been around for a long time. Butler has been manufacturing buildings since 1901. But what you may not know is how much they have changed. Butler buildings are designed to allow you, the customer, complete freedom in planning the size, shape and appearance of your building. While the appearance of your building may be critical, there are features that make your Butler building truly remarkable in contrast to other buildings. Here is a short list of the design features:
Butler invented the single membrane floating monolithic metal roof. The MR-24 roof system has the industry's only true 360 degree double lock seam to assure complete weathertightness. Using this system, the final 180 degrees of the roof panel seam is machine formed on site as your roof is installed. This is the same design used to seal soft drink cans. What this means to you is that your roof will stand up to roof traffic and wind uplift.
The roof clip is what holds the standing seam to the structural members underneath. This clip shows the patented triangular bar design (A) that's cadmium plated to allow for free movement of the roof as it expands and contracts. The second unique feature of the roof clip is the stainless steel connectors (B), which are substantially stronger than competitor's, providing significant protection against corrosion.
To assure proper alignment of all roof panel, the MR-24 roof panel clips are installed on structurals that are factory prepunched. This process is a Butler exclusive that guaranteed alignment and ensures a weathertight roof. The photos above illustrate how factory prepunching provides straight alignment of panels. On the right, a competitor's roof panels are misaligned, causing roof panels to wander, causing them to bind on clips, strain seams, and compromise the roof's ability to resist the elements.
Most manufacturers locate panel splices at the exact same point across a roof, leading to a situation where four corners must be joined. A four corner seam is difficult to seal. Butler staggers the panel endlaps to avoid the four-corner condition, extending the life of the roof and avoiding the four corner seams. For more information, visit Butler's website