Through extensive testing and computer modeling, all Butler projects are designed to minimize the amount of steel used to meet exact specifications. This compares favorably to other steel or wood structures that use and often underutilize predefined shapes or sections. The lighter-weight structure also reduces the size of footings and foundations, reducing the concrete and steel used. Minimizing the steel and concrete used in a building conserves our natural resources.
Nearly all of the steel used to make the primary frames is made from recycled scrap generated both from consumer and industrial users. On a weighted average, this accounts for roughly half of the steel used in a typical building.
Reusable or Recyclable Materials
Butler® metal buildings can be relocated and reused, making them adaptable to different end uses and extending their usable life. Steel from buildings can also be 100 percent recycled and used for new buildings or a variety of other projects.
Many Butler products carry a 25-year warranty on roof and wall panels and require minimal maintenance to last much longer. Steel is naturally termite and rodent resistant and requires no pesticides or treatment for protection. And properly protected primary and secondary framing members can last indefinitely.
Butler uses only structural finishes that meet or exceed current EPA regulations and also uses low-VOC paints, caulks, and adhesives. Metal building products do not release pollutants like certain wood products or built-up roof products.
Butler’s six regional fabrication plants assure that production is close to most building sites, reducing transportation energy costs.
Butler offers a wide variety of insulation systems and an insulation spacer block that significantly improves the in-place performance of the roof insulation. To assure performance, Butler conducted tests in lieu of using empirical formulas. We offer insulation systems that can achieve R-40 or more when required.
Butler uses cool metal roofs (cool roofs) to reduce the heat-island effect, minimizing the impact buildings have on microclimate and human and wildlife habitat.