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FAQs about Star Steel Building constructions
May 22, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Star Steel building construction

Our team at Christiansen's Contracting Company is proud to be a licensed provider of Star steel buildings in Oregon. Here, we make sure to live up to the prestige of the brand when designing and constructing steel structures. We deliver highly durable steel buildings that boast increased resistance to the weather conditions in that area.

Want to learn more about our professional Oregon steel building services? We’ve put together this quick FAQ guide to give you a clearer picture.

Let’s get to it.

How do structural steel buildings and pre-engineered steel differ?

Structural steel buildings are typically found in office buildings, warehouses, and other commercial applications. They are built using steel beams and columns that support the roof and walls.

Pre-engineered steel buildings are more common in industrial and agricultural applications. These buildings are made from prefabricated steel parts that are bolted or welded together.

What are the benefits of going for pre-engineered steel?

Unlike the structural steel buildings which require a lot of on-site fabrication, pre-engineered steel buildings are ready to use as soon as they are delivered to the site. This reduces the construction time and costs.

Pre-engineered steel buildings are also more energy-efficient than traditional buildings as they can be designed to meet specific thermal and solar requirements.

What is the insulation value of a pre-engineered steel building?

The insulation value of a pre-engineered steel building will depend on the type of insulation material used. However, it is typically 9-inch insulation with an R30 value on the roof and 6-inch with an R20 value on the walls.

This is the standard value for a steel building. However, it can be increased or decreased depending on the needs of the customer.

Where can I use a star steel building for?

Pre-engineered steel buildings can be used for a variety of applications such as warehouses, office buildings, retail stores, manufacturing plants, and agricultural storage.

Will my steel building rust?

When you choose Christiansen's Contracting, you are assured that your steel building will be made from high-quality materials that are designed to resist rust and corrosion.

If you have any further questions about our pre-engineered steel buildings, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Can you customize my steel building?

Yes, our pre-engineered steel buildings can be customized to any size or shape that you require. Most of our clients choose to customize their buildings to meet their specific needs. Please reach out to us to discuss your specific requirements.

What type of foundation do I need for my steel building?

The type of foundation you need will depend on the size and weight of your steel building. The most common type of foundation for a steel building is a concrete slab.

Will I be able to use a crane indoors in my star steel building?

Yes. The Star Steel building can be designed to accommodate cranes if you will be using them indoors. It is pre-engineered to support the weight and size of a crane.

It is a cost-effective option for those who need to use cranes indoors frequently.

Is there a color option for my steel building?

Yes, there are color options available for our pre-engineered steel buildings. You can choose from a variety of colors to match the exterior of your building. Please reach out to us for color choices and other customization options.

Can my building expand in the future if my needs change?

Yes. Our Star Steel buildings can be designed to accommodate future expansion. It's natural for businesses to grow over time and we want to make sure your steel building can accommodate that growth.

This is a great and affordable option for those who may need to expand their business in the future.

Will my Star Steel building require a foundation?

Usually, it will require a foundation. To see if your building needs a foundation, you need to check with your concrete engineer and also see if your current foundation is not good enough to hold your new steel building.

In some cases, the new steel building can be designed without a foundation but in other cases, you will need a new foundation.

Got any other questions for us?

Christiansen's Contracting is here to answer any questions you have about our pre-engineered steel buildings. We understand that this is a big investment and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the best decision for your business.

Please don't hesitate to contact us by calling 541-526-0195 or filling out our contact form. You can also email us at with any questions you have.

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