There are surprising savings right in front of you. All you have to do is handle the envelope correctly. Of course, the envelope to which this article refers is not the kind that’s delivered to you. It’s the kind that delivers for you.
This particular envelope represents the protective shell of any commercial or industrial building structure (foundation, walls and roof). The materials selected for the building envelope play a major role in operational, energy, maintenance and replacement cost savings over the life of a building.
A recent U.S. Department of Energy report states that 42% of the energy consumed by nonresidential buildings in the United States is lost through the building envelope (including roof).1
So, for the purposes of this article, the following facts – comparing actual total cost of ownership (TCO) savings – are focused strictly on an industry-leading metal roof system compared to the most commonly applied, single-ply TPO roof.
So when evaluating all types of commercial roofs, the eye-opening result is this:
When comparing the MR-24 standing-seam metal roof system from Butler against conventional TPO roofs, the difference is staggering. Weighing maintenance, replacement and energy consumption costs, the amount of lifetime savings can actually add up to multi-millions of dollars.
Even looking at just a few of the MR-24 roof system’s most significant characteristics, its competitive advantages are clearly evident. To begin with, it is made of steel, giving it excellent durability, longevity and strength to handle extreme climate conditions and stringent building codes. Its exclusive, patented innovations ensure unsurpassed weather-tightness and it also meets or exceeds all major industry test standards. Plus, it has proven in-place performance of over 45 years. That’s nearly half a century without replacement, and typically, with very little need for maintenance.