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Corten (A606) is often referred to as weathering steel. Corten steel does not need to be painted because of its ability to form controlled corrosion. Regular steel is converted to rust over time with water and oxygen. Corten allows rust to form in order to generate a protective layer of rust. In other words, Corten rust is protecting, however, steel rust is disintegrating. Rust without disintegration is an ideal material to use for sculpture and architecture. Having said all this, it is also beautiful to look at. It’s the best of both worlds. In coastal and highly humid areas, please consult with a local finish authority on the feasibility of this product in your region.
Corten may take years to develop an identity tailored by its environment. But, who says you can’t buy time? Modern Steel Doors (MSD) has an answer for those who like instant gratification. MSD has developed proprietary methods to accelerate the Corten rusting process. Our Corten doors arrive beautifully rusted. Over time mother nature handles the finishing touches. The Corten cladding is also available unfinished. In which case, weathering is left completely to your environment and time. In other words, it is an artwork in progress.
Corten cladding is applied to the exterior and interior faces of the front door. Cladding may consist of single large sheets or a combination of seamed smaller sheets. When single sheets are used, the emphasis is placed on the door’s markings. Some clients prefer the use of individual panels. The seams, in-between the panels, are usually oriented horizontally. The corten cladding can also be used in lieu of glass or wood backgrounds on many Modern Steel Doors. Your Corten front door can stand on its own or complement other Corten features used in your home. Corten doors have their own individual fingerprint. No two doors are alike.
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