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Seven Reasons A Butler Roof System Should Be Your Only Choice

1. Longevity

Butler Standing Seam Roofs have been in place for over a quarter of a century. Recent surveys confirm that these roofs can withstand decades of harsh sun rays, heavy rains, snow, ice and extreme temperatures without requiring any major maintenance, much less replacement. Twenty-year-old surveyed roofs were projected to last well into the future. What other roof can boast of low-maintenance, weather-tight performance?

2. Flexibility

Whether you are building new or re-roofing, Butler systems can fit your needs. That includes everything from flat roofs to a variety of slopes — even steep-pitched roofs. CCC has re-roofed buildings with complex roof geometry, as well as multiple buildings connected together into a single complex. Also, by adding pitch with Butler's fully engineered structural slope build-up system, our standing seam roofs can be installed directly over many existing flat roofs. In fact, most roofs can be retrofitted without interruption to daily business operations.

3. Durability

Butler roof systems are engineered to last. Constantly changing temperatures cause a roof to expand and contract thousands of times each year. While this action can rack and pull apart many ordinary roofs, Butler roof systems are specifically engineered to allow for this natural thermal movement and provide long-term weather-tight performance. Wind and weather are no match for a Butler roof system.

4. Affordability

Many people are surprised to discover that the Butler long-term solution is comparable in price to many short-term fixes.

Your savings are magnified when you consider the improved energy efficiency that comes with the addition of new insulation. You can also save the cost of removal and disposal of existing roof materials by installing a new slope build-up roof system right over an old roof. Life-cycle cost comparisons prove that a Butler roof — whether it's a new roof or a retrofitted re-roof — is extremely cost effective.

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5. Complete System Design

Your roof is only as good as its weakest detail or component. With Butler Roof Systems, every aspect of your roof — from ridge to eaves, trims and flashings, interior or exterior drainage, roof openings and accessories — has been designed to work in unison to form a total system that provides an overall protective shield.

6. Aesthetics

A new roof can dramatically change the appearance of a building. Butler can add color, provide a mansard, or change a roof pitch and give your entire building a facelift. With Butler, you'll find beauty and performance combined, thanks to precise engineering and professional installation.

7. Reliability

The worldwide leader in metal roof systems, Butler Manufacturing introduced the modern standing seam roof in 1969. Since that time, the MR-24 roof system has been installed on well over two billion square feet of buildings all over the world. It is specified more than any other standing seam roof, according to a U.S. Steel survey of construction specifiers and Architectural Record magazine readership.

Only those contractors who undergo extensive screening and training can become Butler Builders and Roof System Contractors. Together, Butler and CCC provide a team of professionals that knows what it takes to build you a building that allows you to focus on your business. As a financially stable, quality leader in metal roof systems, Butler offers the best warranties.

This Ford assembly plant had 260,000 square feet of un-insulated roof area covered with failing concrete roof tiles. The plant required a roof retrofitting that would not disrupt the assembly operation below. Reducing energy costs was also a significant consideration.


Ford chose a MR-24 standing seam metal retrofit roof system by Butler. The new MR-24 retrofit system utilized z-shaped sub-purlins for attachment to the existing roof tiles. A layer of 4" fiberglass insulation was installed under the new roof panels providing significant long-term energy savings.