Because of the rare source of the Dakota Tin Collection products (steel barn roofs and walls), every piece you receive will come with unique characteristics. Most will have small holes or warps from where they were originally fastened, some will have brand marks from the original steel manufacturers. They have an interesting range of coloring, including metallic grey, rust orange, light brown, and even a yellowish hue. Add contrast, character and depth to any ceiling or space.
ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF "UPCYCLED" TIN WALL PANELS
The Dakota Tin Collection was founded from a desire to add a real, rustic, vintage and industrial look to homes or businesses. Because they are salvaged from Midwest barn roofs and machine shed. These corrugated tin panels are upcycled - not recycled.
Our reclaiming process saves energy and keeps materials out of recycling centers and landfills. With recycled items, the raw material (glass, metal, paper, rubber, etc.) is broken down and reshaped into an original product. Upcycled materials, however, are repurposed products that are not broken down, merely reshaped or adjusted to suite a different purpose. Recycling is an important practice, but upcycling is generally considered a greener and more environmentally-friendly method.