While a rusted metal siding can be an interesting and eye-catching accent to your building design, before getting into panel styles it is important to determine whether the building location is suitable for a rusted panel.
Weathered Steel, while designed to rust naturally and protect the inner layers of steel, is not recommended in regions with high salinity, or within 1000 yards of the ocean. It is still possible to use this material in those locations, but the rusting process will be rapidly increased.
Currently the most popular option for a rusted metal siding is any one of the corrugated metal panel systems. These panels provide a traditional rustic look and work well as siding. Another popular choice for mountain or country-style homes and building is a vertically ran Ultra Batten panel. Ran in a weathering steel, this panel mimics the board and batten look found in many mountain communities. With the added touch of a weathering steel, it is quickly becoming our most popular rusted siding panel.
For modern rusted siding using a panel like the Ultra Batten or a custom designed hidden fastener flat panel are both extremely popular options. These panels, when ran as siding, provide contemporary and unique accents.