Why Metal? Why Not.

New Era Steel Buildings

When you think of steel buildings, you probably think of, well, steel buildings. You think rigid lines. Bland. Cold. Basically, a warehouse.

And you wouldn’t be wrong. Steel buildings are used for warehouses. They do have rigid lines. We can discuss the “bland” comment later, that’s a little harsh, but we get it. That’s what you envision.

Today, however, steel buildings have evolved. Or, even better, have been redesigned. Metal buildings can now incorporate glass, wood, stucco, brick, stone, a nifty combination of any of them. You name it. Aesthetically, metal buildings can be dramatic, earthy, elegant, creative, and incorporate personality and visual design. In fact, you see steel and other metal buildings all the time without actually knowing it.

This is the new era of steel buildings: stylish, distinctive and still with all the advantages of being metal. And what are those advantages? Here are only a few:

Faster Construction
Cut weeks off your building construction time with a Star metal building. And saving time means saving money. So we’re two for two.

Lower Life-Cycle Costs
In so many ways, from the long endurance level of steel/metal to the durability to the faster construction to the superior paint warranties of pre-coated metal, metal buildings mean less cost over the lifetime of your structure.

Design Flexibility
Did we mention we’re pretty now? We’re pretty. A Star building can be designed to meet your specific needs, from future expansion plans to visual desires, while still getting a building with clear, column-free interior space. And all with an attractive design.

Strength and Durability
Think metal. Think durable. Star metal buildings are built to survive harsh weather conditions, long-term effects from the elements, and termites find them tasteless.

Low Maintenance
Star metal buildings have a beauty that lasts. Our long-life finishes mean years of carefree maintenance.

Energy Efficiency
Our structures are easily insulated with fiberglass or rigid board. Also, Star’s insulated panel systems, low profile roof options, and cool roof colors significantly reduce energy usage. We’re overachievers when it comes to decreasing heating and cooling costs.

Making them out of any metal isn’t good enough. We demand the best – high-grade metal – and premium components. Our buildings last.

Environmentally Friendly
Star metal buildings are produced from materials that are 99% recyclable. That’s our commitment to sustainable living for the future. It’s also a great big love letter to Mother Earth, who feels the same way about us, by the way.

Cost Savings
All together – the fast construction, incredible durability, carefree maintenance, and affordable customization to meet your visual and physical requirements – means Star metal buildings are your budget’s friend. Maybe your budget’s best friend.

Yes, it’s true. We are all of these things and a pretty face.

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    Reply September 13, 2013

    Del Sneath

    Why Metal? Why Not. Metal buildings last over 75 years.

    • Star Building Systems
      Reply September 16, 2013

      Star Building Systems

      Amen brother!

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    Reply February 13, 2014

    Pelham Roofing Contractor

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    Reply June 6, 2014

    Star Building Systems

    Thank you for dropping by, we didn’t actually use a video in that post, but we do have videos that we post regularly to provide insider tips. We hope you find those helpful in your business. And thanks for the feedback!

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    Reply June 30, 2014


    Isn’t “Why not.” technically a question? It has no question mark… Great article, though.

    • Star Building Systems
      Reply June 30, 2014

      Star Building Systems

      Thanks for stopping by, glad you enjoyed the information!

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    Reply August 25, 2014


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    Reply February 5, 2017

    Casa de almacenaje

    Excelente post thanks for share

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    Reply January 30, 2018


    Thanks for talking about design flexibility! One thing that you said that I liked was that you talked about how you can use metal to meet your specific needs. A friend of mine has been thinking about designing a new building, and I think that this information about metal will definitely help!

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    Reply June 18, 2018

    Bethany Birchridge

    I like how you mentioned that steel buildings were more durable and could last in harsh weather. My uncle is actually working on building a home, so I think he may be interested in learning the benefits of building it with steel. I’ll be sure to share this article with him, so he can make an informed decision.

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    Reply November 15, 2018

    Caden Dahl

    I’m going to be adding a detached garage to my home next summer and I’m still deciding on what to make it out of. Chances are, it’ll be done out of metal due to the increased strength over wood. Plus as you mentioned, metal buildings also come low maintenance as you really don’t have to do anything to maintain them.

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