A Deep Dive into Butler Insulation Systems

When constructing or renovating a building, choosing the right insulation system is crucial not only for maintaining a comfortable indoor environment but also for reducing energy costs significantly. Butler Manufacturing, a leader in the industry, offers advanced insulation systems designed to meet various building needs while adhering to stringent energy standards. In this article, we'll explore Butler’s two popular insulation systems: ThermaLiner and TBS, emphasizing their unique features, benefits, and why they stand out in the market.


Understanding the ThermaLiner™ Insulation System

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The ThermaLiner insulation system is Butler’s solution to escalating energy costs and the need for efficient building products. Designed to enhance the performance of Butler’s roof systems, such as the MR-24, VSR II, and Butlerib II, ThermaLiner offers superior thermal performance. This system not only helps in keeping your building warm in winter and cool in summer but also plays a significant role in condensation control and improving acoustic properties inside the building.


Key Features and Benefits:

  • Energy Efficiency: ThermaLiner significantly reduces heating and cooling costs by adding multiple layers of roof insulation. This system can achieve R-values as high as 38.7 and a U-factor as low as 0.026, depending on the chosen configuration and building requirements.

  • Easy Installation: Installation of the ThermaLiner system involves self-drilling screws and a liner panel that offers quick enclosure against adverse weather, speeding up the construction process without compromising on quality.

  • Enhanced Aesthetics and Durability: The liner panel not only serves functional purposes but also enhances the interior look of your facility. It is available in both painted and unpainted Galvalume options, providing a durable, easy-to-clean surface that resists abuse.

  • Acoustic Benefits: The system’s design includes features that help reduce noise transmission, thus contributing to a quieter and more productive interior environment.


Exploring the TBS™ Insulation System

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Developed to meet and exceed the evolving energy codes, the TBS insulation system is another innovative solution by Butler. It is specifically designed for use with the MR-24 roof system and is characterized by its installation efficiency and aesthetic appeal.


Key Features and Benefits:

  • Code Compliance and Energy Savings: The TBS system is crafted to meet stringent energy codes, offering effective R-values from R-28.5 to R-34.4 and U-factors between 0.035 and 0.029. This means it not only meets but exceeds current energy efficiency standards, providing substantial savings on energy costs.

  • Installation Advantages: What sets the TBS system apart is its above-the-purlin design, which simplifies the installation process. Unlike other systems, TBS does not require support banding and leaves the purlins exposed, thus maintaining the integrity of the vapor retarder and enhancing the overall appearance.

  • Versatility and Compatibility: The TBS system can be installed on different structural members like Z-Purlin or Truss PurlinXT and is compatible with Butler’s SkyWeb and SkyWeb-II fall protection systems. This versatility makes it an ideal choice for various building designs and requirements.

  • Improved Interior Finish: By allowing the faced insulation to drape naturally, TBS offers a superior interior finish, maintaining an aesthetic look while providing top-notch insulation.


The Value of Butler Insulation Systems

Opting for Butler’s insulation systems comes with multiple benefits:

  • Proven Performance: Both ThermaLiner and TBS systems have undergone rigorous testing in Butler’s Guarded Hot Box, ensuring that the thermal values they provide are accurate and reliable.

  • Flexibility: These systems are designed to be adaptable, capable of meeting the specific thermal and structural requirements of different buildings and roof systems.

  • Long-term Savings: By improving energy efficiency, Butler’s insulation systems reduce ongoing heating and cooling costs, making them a cost-effective choice for the long term.

  • Ease of Installation: Designed with the installer in mind, these systems simplify the construction process, reducing labor costs and time.


Wrapping Up

Butler’s ThermaLiner and TBS insulation systems are at the forefront of building technology, offering unparalleled energy efficiency, ease of installation, and enhanced building aesthetics. Whether you are building new or upgrading an existing structure, Butler’s insulation systems provide a reliable, cost-effective solution that meets modern building standards. By choosing Butler, you are not just installing an insulation system; you are investing in the future of your building, ensuring it remains energy-efficient, comfortable, and aesthetically pleasing for years to come.