Carbon vs. Stainless Steel –
While carbon steel initially tends to be cheaper than stainless steel, the maintenance of carbon steel is very costly. Sure, stainless steels cost impact is greater in the beginning but the integrity of stainless steel far exceeds carbon.
Every few years, carbon steel has to be updated and repainted due to outdoor elements, corrosion and rust. However, stainless steels chromium oxide layer is very long lasting and withstands against rust, weather and corrosion. Essentially, stainless steels versatility, longevity and durability makes for a strong, cleaner more sophisticated look.