The Advantages of This Material Makes It a Popular Choice Within the Design Community.
Corten steel is steel with a rusted appearance that has a lot of aesthetic appeal, and is being utilized more frequently in design. It is mostly used in construction such as architecture and design, public areas, landscaping or to create upscale artwork, signs, chimineas, and fire bowls. For gardening and other landscape uses, Corten edging and pots are used widely.
The self-protecting rust layer on Corten Steel that develops over time, is what gives the surface its color. This metal oxide layer is known as a “patina” once it has reached maturity. Corten steel is a metal that changes over time as a result of environmental factors. Rusted Corten steel is also referred to as weathering steel and self-healing steel due to its chemical composition.
Your next project might benefit from using Corten Steel because of its following properties!
Stability and toughness
Because of its high strength and longevity, Corten Steel is renowned to be able to withstand most exterior exposures, including environmental variables. These can include UV rays, air pollution, temperature, moisture, wind, and precipitation. The process of oxidation adds a layer of protection to the steel, increasing its strength and durability so that it actually gets stronger with time.
Attributes of Beauty and Contrast.
Corten steel’s distinctive, dynamic surface is a direct result of the building’s location, its surrounding environment, and the place where the panels are attached. Because of this, you may see that the patina effect varies from one elevation on one side of the building to another. Additionally, alternative cladding materials like crushed fiber cement and solid aluminum cladding panels contrast admirably with the naturally warm, earthy tones that are associated with Corten steel.
Longevity and Corrosion Resistance
Corten steel is superior to aluminum panels in terms of rigidity and impact resistance since it has natural in-built corrosion resistance, due to the oxidization of the steel and the protective layer of rust that is created as a result. The absence of the possibility of the material becoming fatigued over time, especially in the folds, is an additional advantage over aluminum. Depending on the location, climate, and environmental aspects of your project, Corten steel can survive for several decades.
Corten steel is a cost-effective and wise investment for your outside cladding. Your building won’t seem drab and boring as it ages, because the patina is constantly changing, thus there is no need for the standard 10–20 year façade refresh.
The properties of Corten steel have made it a popular material to fabricate and install and you should take into account using it as a cladding choice for your upcoming construction project. Please don’t hesitate to call us or contact our team at the reputed Australian Steel, online if you have any questions about this product.
Australian Steel always has what you need in stock, and if not, they can source it or cut your free-issue material because they always have over 6,000 tons of steel plate on their factory floor.