Shipping Container: Weathered Steel Siding

Exterior Finishes with InSoFast: Architectural Weathered Steel Siding

The steel siding is widely used by professional building contractors and is often specified by architects. *Although it is correct to say that only US Steel can make Cor-Ten, many other steel mills make a similar product and the correct designation would be ASTM A588 (weathering plate) Cor-Ten is actually the trademarked named for a weathering steel developed by US Steel.

Cor-ten steel siding installation;

On this page we bullet out the highlights from the how-to video. The video is a quick tutorial on how to install steel siding on to a shipping container conversion. This is a basic primer, outline for how to fasten most siding materials.The weathered steel we chose is heavier than most available material siding. Weathered steel, often referred to as *(Cor-Ten). Corten develops a light rust layer that once formed, will protect the underlying material and prevent further corrosion. That is why we chose it for this InSoFast project we are hoping for a dramatic yet rustic finished shipping container.

Cutting Cor-ten steel siding;

For cutting the metal panel use a 14-gauge swivel head shear or other appropriate cutting tools.

Attaching Cor-ten siding wit corrosion resistant fasteners

Attach the Cor-ten steel panel with corrosion resistant fasteners.Follow the metal panel manufacturer's recommended fastening space pattern. *See pull-out screw testing for technical weight and shear limitations.

Finishing details;

An aluminum oxide cut-off disc was used to trim the heavy gauge metal accent piece.The 18' long heavy gauge lower accent trim was pre-drilled to speed the trim's application.Also, it is best to pre-drill the heavy gauge vertical trim. A carpenter's square was used to true the vertical accent pieces.


InSoFast Plus Method

Need a higher R-value? No Problem! Start with a base of InSoFast continuous insulation panels they are feature-rich and easy to install. Then add rigid foam insulation over top of InSoFast panels.