Corten cladding benefits PDF
We decided to use Corten as the major siding component, as it meets our keep the maintenance minimal and industrial looking requirement. Have a look:
Weathering steel, best-known under the trademark COR-TEN steel and sometimes written without the hyphen as corten steel, is a group of steel alloys which were developed to eliminate the need for painting, and form a stable rust-like appearance if exposed to the weather for several years. The name is short for “corrosion resistance” and “tensile strength”.
U.S. Steel holds the registered trademark on the name COR-TEN. Although USS sold its discrete plate business to International Steel Group (now Arcelor-Mittal) in 2003, it still sells COR-TEN branded material in strip-mill plate and sheet forms.
The original COR-TEN received the standard designation A 242 (COR-TEN A) from the ASTM International standards group. Newer ASTM grades are A 588 (COR-TEN B) and A 606 for thin sheet. All alloys are in common production and use.
PDF from Nippon Steel about the uses and durability of Corten steel = 6.1 meg