Popular in standing seams, flat panels and corrugated looks, Corten steel sidings are very appealing with residential and commercial builders. Choosing the right panel can make weathering steel siding a talking point at any project.
For thousands of years, corten has been an exceptional building material for adding an aesthetic value to a durable and long-lasting product. Whether for restorations or new builds, corten makes an excellent siding option.
Corten – or weathering steel – Most of what makes Corten great – or not – is that pretty rusting effect. The cool trick is that the thin coating of rust over the surface actually protects the solid steel inside leading to minimal maintenance. To get the protective (and beautiful) rust coating,
We really like having corten as part of our material pallet of possibilities. The qualities of low maintenance, long lifespan and reusability fit in with our general material choices. Corten is not only made from pre and post consumer recycled steel … it is 100% recyclable itself. Plus the warm rusty coloring – and changing color tone over time – are very compatible with other building materials we favor: clean bare concrete, reclaimed wood, exposed brick structure, etc.