"Among the cost efficiencies and design versatility advantages metal building materials can offer include fewer repairs, superior sustainability and a host of aesthetic possibilities relative to the panels themselves as well as custom-designed metal building systems, such as those offered by Star Building Systems. "
April 8, 2021
by Star Building Systems
Metal construction materials have rightly earned their place among the most sought after building materials in the marketplace. They have been proven to provide superior durability, resiliency, longevity, energy efficiency and resistance to damage from all kinds of harsh conditions.
While some misconceptions about metal roof and wall panels, as well as custom metal building structures might linger— “they’re too expensive; they’re unattractive” —the truth is that turning to metal is actually one of the most cost-efficient and versatile options out there. These advantages go beyond the simple cost effectiveness inherent in the material cost per square foot of metal panels versus almost anything else. According to the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), “independent research and a review of their attributes clearly indicate … working with a metal building manufacturer to design a complete steel structural system with a coordinated set of building enclosure components can meet or exceed high standards for sustainability in a very cost effective manner.”
Among the cost efficiencies and design versatility advantages metal building materials can offer include fewer repairs, superior sustainability and a host of aesthetic possibilities relative to the panels themselves as well as custom-designed metal building systems, such as those offered by Star Building Systems.
Let’s take a quick look at some of these benefits:
Efficiencies in energy consumption and maintenance contribute to the sustainability of steel buildings and those utilizing metal roof and/or wall panels. IMPs, in particular, provide a very high standard of quality and energy efficiency, resulting in benefits to overall building performance. The sustainability features of IMPs can also help satisfy LEED requirements. Additionally, metal panels and metal structures have a high recyclability rate.
Metal panels and steel structures have a lower incidence of repairs and maintenance when compared to traditional building materials, due to their superior durability. There is less wear and tear, which increases the longevity of the buildings, thereby increasing the long-term cost savings.
There is a misconception that metal as a building material does not offer much room for creativity. This could not be further from the truth. From the virtually limitless choices available in metal panel finishes, coatings and profiles to the aesthetic innovations afforded by custom-designed metal structures (ex.: metal structures don’t require large support columns and therefore are a great choice for commercial facilities), metal as a building material can provide a wealth of design options.
With the panels, the choices run the gamut, from stock colors and finishes that can keep upfront costs down to more custom looks, as well as a wide range of profiles.
As a one-stop shop for metal building needs, Star Building Systems is in the unique position to help customers coordinate every aspect of their metal building projects—from stock or custom colors and finishes to the last detail of a fully custom designed steel structure.
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