Weathering Steel: What to Know Before You Request a Quote

Central Steel Service, Inc.

Weathering Steel: What to Know Before You Request a Quote

Are you interested in using weathering steel for an upcoming project? You’re in the right place, and you’re considering great material. Keep reading!

What to Know About Weathering Steel 

First and foremost, “weathering steel” is often used interchangeably with “COR-TEN® steel,”  which is the U.S. Steel’s trade name for atmospheric, corrosion resistant steel. As COR-TEN® steel became increasingly popular, other producing mills began to develop their own weathering steels. This is when ASTM International stepped in to establish what are now considered equivalent specifications to Cor-Ten® in most applications: 


The fundamental benefit of weathering steel is its ability to resist corrosion by naturally developing an aesthetically-pleasing and protective patina. The atmospheric corrosion resistance of weathering steel enables it to be used unpainted in many structural and architectural applications for structures, including bridges, open-frame buildings, transmission towers, sculptures and more. 

Interested in learning more about weathering steel before you request a quote? Read the answers to frequently asked questions here.  

What to Know When You Request a Quote for Weathering Steel

Central Steel Service stocks high strength, high strength weathering and abrasion resistant steels across several categories to meet the needs of our customers. We understand that the unique applications requiring these specialty products require the utmost attention to quality and material traceability. By focusing our entire resources on supplying only these specialty products, we can give you complete confidence in your decision to allow us to service your weathering steel requirements. 

In order to provide our customers with the best service and most-accurate quote possible, we need a few things from you, too: 

  • Company name
  • Complete delivery address 
  • Grade
  • Specific items (size, thickness, etc.)
  • Quantity or approximate. quantity
  • Shipping location
  • Unloading capabilities
  • Any specific shipping requirements they may have


Because we service customers all over the world for various needs, pricing is not “one size fits all.” Several variables affect the price of the material. Equipped with more detailed information when the quote is requested, we can provide more accurate pricing and lead times. 

Ready to request a quote? Do you have more questions about weathering steel? 

Contact Central Steel Service to Request a Quote for Weathering Steel 

As a trusted supplier of weathering steel, we are committed to providing customers with an exceptional level of service and making your buying experience easy. Contact one of our experienced sales associates.