Why Metal Buildings? Why Not?

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

And you wouldn’t be wrong. Pre-engineered 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.

This article is written and sourced by Star Building Systems and is available on the Star Insight Warehouse. Photos courtesy of Star Building Systems.