Weathering steel is a type of metal used for many outdoor applications. The corrosion resistant effect of the protective layer is produced by different elements within it, notably higher copper content than regular steel.
The naturally-developed patina protecting the surface regenerates when subjected to weather. In other words, the steel is allowed to rust in order to form the ‘protective’ coating. This protective coating guards against future corrosion.
The corrosion resistance of weathering steel enables it to be used unpainted in many structural and architectural applications, such as bridges, signs, planter boxes, gates, posts, sculptures and more.
Corten Weathering steel offers significant advantages over other metals that are outdoors because of its long term low maintenance. The cost savings from eliminating protective painting and future touchups may outweigh the additional upfront material costs.
Not to mention the ever changing colors of Corten steel as it ages and matures look great against any natural backdrop.
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