01 Mar Weathered Steel in Residential Projects
Did you know the use of metal is trending in residential projects? According to Metal Architecture, “metal building components are developing an increasingly strong foothold in residential design.” The article explains that architects are “turning to metal to make design statements, transcend vernacular architectures, deliver durable and maintenance-free systems, as well as establish new styles in existing neighborhoods.”
Weathering steel is one of the more popular metals used in residential projects today. Not only does it require minimal maintenance, but the orange-brown patina that weathering steel develops overtime makes a statement in both commercial and residential architecture and design. Plus, the rustically-beautiful patina color and texture only improves with age.
Consequently, weathering steel homes are popping up all around the world. Architizer rounded up 12 residences made from corten steel that explore its various applications while showing how architects can “embrace the natural forces and the imprints they leave behind.” Dwell compiled 9 more homes made from corten steel that have “aged to perfection.”
As a trusted supplier of weathering steel for more than 40 years, we have witnessed this increase of weathering steel in residential projects firsthand. Weathering steel is commonly used for residential roofing and siding as well as in landscaping and garden design.
Weathering Steel Roofing and Siding
Architects commonly use weathering steel corrugated and profile panels for roofing and siding applications. Here are a few examples of how our customers have used weathering steel panels in residential projects:
Weathering Steel in Residential Landscapes
Weathering steel is often used to fabricate garden features, such as landscape edging, planter boxes, retaining walls, gates, and fire pits, that curate a clean and inviting outdoor space. Here are a few ways our customers have used weathering steel in residential landscapes and gardens:
Contact Central Steel Service for Weathering Steel
At Central Steel Service, we specialize in the distribution of weathering steel used for these residential applications and more. Contact us today to discuss your next residential project.