Butler Manufacturing, a manufacturer and builder of metal buildings for self-storage and other industries, has installed 2.1 billion square feet of its MR-24 roof system worldwide. The milestone is equal to covering 259,259 baseball fields or the cities of Lincoln, Neb., Savannah, Ga., and Des Moines, Iowa, combined, company officials said in a press release.
“Through the expertise of our Butler Builder dealers, the MR-24 roof system has become the most specified standing-seam roof on the market,” said Tom Gilligan, president, Butler Manufacturing.
Introduced in 1969, the MR-24 was the industry’s first standing-seam roof system, company officials said. It offers durability and longevity, including a 360-degree Pittsburgh double-lock seam and the Butler Cote fluoropolymer finish system that is resistant to chalking, fading and chipping. Suitable for most roof retrofits and re-roofing projects, the MR-24 is designed to cover most types of existing roof material. The company also touts it as a sustainable and energy-efficient product due to steel being its primary material and its accommodation of the SunLite Strip and RetroLite daylighting systems. It can also be used as a platform for alternative energy systems.
“Although a roof system can be one of the most expensive components of a building, it is a critical investment to protect a building’s structure,” said Rodger Russ, Butler’s North American sales manager, roof division. “The MR-24 roof system is virtually maintenance-free, with in-place performance surpassing 40 years.”
Butler Manufacturing, a division of BlueScope Buildings North America, designs, manufactures and markets metal building systems for commercial construction, including self-storage. The company’s systems are marketed through a network of more than 1,400 full-service contractors with local trade areas.