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Investing in a new building for your company or organization can be a daunting task. But the good news is, you’ve already taken a smart first step. Take a look at the top 10 things to know before you make your decision. Then discover how Butler can address each aspect to provide a better building solution.

Buildings are referred to as a fixed investment for a reason: you will live with your decisions and the final product for quite a long time

It's important to understand the details of what you are purchasing because you probably expect to use your building for quite a while. If you aren't an experienced building buyer, it's wise to get some expert advice.

Permits

Understand the building permit requirements for the specific type of facility you are building before you sign a contract.

Select a builder with the best reputation

A builder who has a solid track record, other facilities they've built that you can visit, and an interest in the long-term performance of your investment is likely to yield the most successful end result.

The most critical part of any building-the roof system

Approximately 50% of all litigation in construction involves roof systems and water infiltration. If there is one portion of the building where quality matters most, this is it.

Energy

The best payback on that extra insulation is right now when you are constructing your building. Adding it later often costs more and results in a lower rate of return on your insulation investment.

Know your total costs

Be wary of items that often are left out of an estimate such as utility hookups, security systems, landscaping, and interior furnishings.

Warranties

Warranties are only as good as the companies offering them. Carefully study exceptions, prorated warranties, maintenance required during the warranty period to assure compliance, and paperwork requirements.

Building kit brokers

Purchasing a building kit-of-parts from an out-of-town broker is risky. They often demand large percentages for down payments and the balance on delivery of the parts. Your recourse is limited if there are missing parts or performance issues.

Building Code Requirements

Make sure all proposals are in accordance with all specific state and local governing building code department standards. Request a specific letter of certification signed and sealed by a licensed engineer. Compare to make sure everyone is designing to the proper code.

Too much focus on initial building material costs without an eye on quality

Focusing solely on lowest cost can lead quickly to higher maintenance costs for everything from roof repairs, to faucet replacements, to window or door issues. Carefully comparing the details of proposals is critical.



Buildings are referred to as a fixed investment for a reason: you will live with your decisions and the final product for quite a long time

Your local Butler Builder® is ready to meet with you to discuss your building needs in detail—at no obligation to you. Additionally, he or she can provide names of past/current customers that you can contact for additional reference.

Permits

Butler provides building solutions for a wide variety of facility applications. As a result, Butler Builders® have extensive knowledge and experience in obtaining the proper permits before construction.

Select a builder with the best reputation

Butler Builders® are independent local businesspeople with deep roots in their communities. When you choose to build with Butler, you can rest assured you'll receive attentive personal service before, during, and after the sale. Additionally, all Butler Builders® can provide the proper installation of Butler products and adherence to best building practices.

The most critical part of any building—the roof system

With over 2 billion square feet already installed, the MR-24® roof system is the most specified standing-seam metal roof system on the market. It has been proven to provide weathertight performance for decades.

Energy

From thermally-enhanced roof systems to wall systems designed to accommodate extra insulation, Butler offers many solutions for enhancing the energy efficiency of your building.

Know your total costs

Your local Butler Builder® will carefully review the content of your proposal so there are no surprises.

Warranties

Butler offers the most comprehensive warranty support in the industry. Additionally, your Butler Builder® will take the time to explain to you in detail every aspect of your warranty.

Building kit brokers

Butler Manufacturing is the world's leading manufacturer of steel building systems, with over 100 years of industry experience. Butler has earned the distinction of being the #1 brand in the industry through a proven track record of providing quality products and outstanding service.

Building Code Requirements

All Butler® building systems are constructed by local Butler Builders®. These individuals have extensive knowledge of all applicable building codes and experience working with state and local governing departments to assure compliance.

Too much focus on initial building material costs without an eye on quality

A superior-quality Butler® building system is engineered to provide cost savings not only in initial construction, but also years down the road with lower maintenance and greater lifecycle cost savings.



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