SynopsisU.S. Steel and DuPont have introduced COASTALUME™, North America's inaugural GALVALUME® solution built and warranted for coastal environments. This innovative product combines U.S. Steel's GALVALUME® strength with DuPont's Tedlar® PVF film barrier, offering protection against saltwater corrosion, UV damage, impact, and more. As coastal regions grapple with unpredictable weather conditions, COASTALUME™ brings a maintenance-free, durable roofing solution with a best-in-class coastal warranty to residential and commercial construction. It boasts a wide range of color and finish choices to appeal to builders, architects, and homeowners.Article:In a remarkable collaboration, two iconic American industrial giants, U.S. Steel and DuPont, have unveiled COASTALUME™, a groundbreaking solution engineered to withstand the challenges of coastal environments in North America. As nearly 40% of the U.S. population resides in coastal counties, the need for resilience against nature's unpredictability, including hurricane force winds and saltwater exposure, has never been more critical.COASTALUME™ marries the exceptional strength and self-healing attributes of U.S. Steel's GALVALUME® with DuPont's Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride ("PVF") film barrier, a product designed to resist saltwater corrosion, UV damage, cracking, impact, and more. This innovative combination creates a maintenance-free roofing solution that delivers the durability and reliability necessary for coastal construction, both residential and commercial.The product also introduces a best-in-class coastal warranty, offering a timeless aesthetic with an array of color and finish options. This makes it an appealing choice for builders, architects, and homeowners alike.Robert Kopf, Vice President Sales and Marketing at U.S. Steel, emphasizes the advantages of steel as a recyclable and locally sourced building material. By introducing COASTALUME™, they've expertly combined U.S. Steel's high-quality steel with the proven performance of DuPont's Tedlar® PVF film to address the unique demands of coastal construction.DuPont's Tedlar® film is renowned for its exceptional resistance to sea water and salt spray. It maintains color integrity, even under prolonged sun exposure. With over 30 color options, including metallics, wood grains, and stone finishes, the combination of durability and versatility is unmatched.Matt Urfali, Vice President Sales and Marketing at DuPont™ Tedlar®, highlights the legacy of Tedlar® as an industry gold standard in protection, known for its flexibility, durability, and reliability. By combining Tedlar®'s resilience and flexibility with the strength of U.S. Steel's GALVALUME®, COASTALUME™ presents the next breakthrough for the demanding coastal construction market.The best-in-class coastal warranty provided by COASTALUME™ covers roofing and siding products installed within 300 feet of coastal areas, including breaking surf, large bays, and marshes. The warranty extends up to 50 years for finish and 25 years for the substrate.U.S. Steel and DuPont boast a combined experience of over 340 years in science and manufacturing in the United States. COASTALUME™ will be unveiled at the 2023 METALCON Industry Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 18 to 20, demonstrating the commitment of both companies to innovation and excellence.In the face of environmental challenges, COASTALUME™ emerges as a symbol of ingenuity, bringing advanced protection and longevity to coastal constructions.ConclusionCOASTALUME™, a groundbreaking product jointly developed by U.S. Steel and DuPont, is North America's premier GALVALUME® solution designed for coastal environments. By uniting the strength of GALVALUME® with DuPont's Tedlar® PVF film barrier, COASTALUME™ offers unparalleled resistance to saltwater corrosion, UV damage, and more. This product addresses the pressing need for durable, maintenance-free roofing solutions in coastal areas, where unpredictable weather conditions and saltwater exposure are common challenges. With its best-in-class coastal warranty and a wide range of aesthetic options, COASTALUME™ is set to revolutionize coastal construction.