Choosing the right material is an important starting point in designing a steel structure. Choosing the right material delivers significant advantages. There are various weathering steel options available in different strengths for many kinds of applications. Weathering steel combines the benefits of higher strength and better corrosion resistance. Since in most applications, the weathering steel does not have corrosion protection coating, the carbon footprint of the complete structure is smaller than that of coated steel solutions. For applications with paint-coated surfaces, maintenance painting is less frequent, which saves both money and the environment.