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Most low alloy steels have the tendency to rust, or corrode, over time as they are exposed to water and/or moisture in the air. Overtime, this rust layer becomes porous and detaches from the metal surface. One of the benefits of using corten steel, also referred to as weathering steel, is its ability to resist the corrosion that other low alloy steels experience. 

By: Keith Woods, President of Central Steel Service In my last blog on the current state of the steel industry, I primarily focused on the dramatic run-up in steel prices over the past year. As of Sept. 10, 2021, the AMM price index for hot rolled steel coil was at $1938/TN, which is up 12 percent in just a 60-day period since July 2, 2021. In my opinion, I think we will see this as the top end of the price; however, we will not begin to see much price softening until early 2022 since demand continues to outweigh available mill supply.

Whether we pay attention to it or not, we see and follow signage every day. From identifying storefronts and businesses to providing direction, signs are essential to almost every type of business and area.  When selecting a material for outdoor signage, weathering steel, also known as Cor-ten, is well-suited for the job. Weathering steel signage is not only aesthetically-pleasing but can also withstand outdoor elements better than other signage materials. Weathering steel also mixes well with other materials, such stainless steel, wood and stone, to create just the right rustic, contemporary look.