Recla Metals Site Visit

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

On my way back to Boulder after spending a few days in Telluride last week I decided to stop and visit Recla Metals in Montrose.  I’m usually in a huge hurry when traveling back and forth between Boulder and Telluride, but today I had some time to spare and took the opportunity to poke around what I believe to be the best steel yard on the Western Slope.


As many of my readers know, I love steel.  Plain and simple.  It is my absolute favorite material in all its iterations.


Recla is known as a provider of RCM, or Rusty Corrugated Metal, their proprietary version of Corten Steel.  Recla’s material is far less toxic than that of the old Corten version, safe for the environment, made from recycled material, and has a very long lifespan.  In addition to offering a variety of sheet steel that can be used as roofing, wall panels (inside and out) and architectural accents, Recla stocks many shapes and sizes of steel, mesh, grating, bolts, cladding…you name it…and I love it.




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One Response to “Recla Metals Site Visit”

  1. Ross Gregory says:

    What were the issues with the “old Corten”? I’m about to build a house with metal siding and I’m trying to decide between this RCM and actual Corten.