The Metal Building Trends blog covers the latest trends, technologies, and techniques in the metal building industry. Founded in 1927, Star Building Systems has more than eighty-five years of experience in the design, construction, and sale of custom metal building solutions for all types of applications, from schools and warehouses to retail stores and airport hangars.

Metals | Jenny Arrowood | Jul 30, 2015

Two loads you must understand before requesting an estimate

The SBS Mezzanine inputs act as a tool to pass along complete and necessary information to your…
Metals | Barbara Shirley | Jun 30, 2015

Understanding heat energy

Thermal convection occurs when hot molecules move from one location to another.

Coatings | Jeff Alexander | Jun 15, 2015

What’s in a coating, and why does it matter?

When the sun starts swinging punches at your building's coating, chalking and fading will start. But there's a way to prevent it.

Metals | Allen Hurtz | Jun 4, 2015

How big of a building do I need?

Here is some advice on how metal buildings can be a solution for space shortages

Metals | Bray Allen | May 18, 2015

Six questions to ask before purchasing a door

A set of six questions to help you confidently purchase the right door.

Metals | Dave Rutherford | May 11, 2015

How to get the most out of a metal roof

‘Low-maintenance’ is not the same thing as ‘no maintenance.’

Metals | Bryan Arlington | Apr 24, 2015

Are metal roofs lightning magnets?

According to The Metal Construction Assocition, a metal roof will not make lightning more likely to strike, but it may make a lightning strike less dangerous if it occurs. That’s right, less dangerous, not more.

Metals | Allen Hurtz | Apr 3, 2015

The inherent sustainability of steel

The steel in a metal building system may contribute to points for Recycled Content under the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system.

Metals | Jim Place | Mar 16, 2015

Top FAQs for Metal Building Insulation

Here are some of the most important issues for keeping fiberglass insulation working at its maximum.

Metals | Gabe Savely | Mar 10, 2015

Metal Building Systems: A Rising Star in the Market

A new report by the Metal Building Manufacturer's Association explains the entity's efforts in refining and extending metal building systems as a construction choice.