WEATHERING STEEL ROOFING
Weathering steel sheet is prized for its beautiful and useful patina. The rusting antique appearance not only makes this steel sheet a living work of art, but actually serves to protect the metal beneath it by creating a barrier against corrosion. Because of this visual and structural symbiosis, weathering steel sheet is often used in structures of architectural significance.
Many large sculptures, such as the Picasso in Daley Plaza, Chicago, and artistic structures, such as the Abetxuko Bridge in Spain, are designed to incorporate the ever-changing material into the work. Architects also make great use of weathering steel sheet. A natural use of the material is in roofs, as it provides a surface that never needs to be painted, stained or re-shingled.
In order to cover an entire custom home with a weathering steel sheet roof, craftsman must be employed to custom seam and lay the material. These photos demonstrate an exceptional project, completed for a home owner with a ranch in Montana. The weathering steel sheet roof blends perfectly with the country setting and provides a maintenance free finish! Check out the entire series to see the complex seems, bends and cuts required to finish this custom project!
TOOLS AND EQUIPTMENT
Tools commonly used to work with weathering steel sheet for roofing include: metal snips – for cutting, duh! And a straight handle seamer, for painstakingly creasing every junction of every row plate.