There are different types of storage units and they can be made from different types of materials. There are some that are made with strong plastic materials. The most popular ones are made from metal or concrete.
Metal storage units are normally constructed with corrugated metals such as steel and aluminum. Just like every other type of storage unit, metal storage units regardless of the type of metal that is used for the construction are available in a number of sizes. There are 10×5 feet storage units made from metal as well 20×30 feet ones. There are also extra large metal containers that can be converted into an office. Each size is meant for the storage of a particular size of item. In other words, it is the size of items that you want to store in them that will determine the size of metal storage unit that will be suitable for you.
Metal storage units are highly durable thanks to their metal construction. This gives them an edge over other types of storage facility. Normally metal storage units come with only one door. There are no widows in them unless the unit is converted to an office.
Normally, metal storage facilities are located mostly in rural areas rather than in the cities. You will also find them in places close to the cities. However, this does not mean that there are no storage units in the cities. You may find few of them but storage units owners prefer locating them in the villages because it is more cost effective there than in the cities. A good number of metal storage units are kept in single storey buildings.
Metal storage units also differ in their features. There are some units that have many features such as security alarm system, fire alarm, temperature control system, automatic gates, surveillance cameras and others. You may not find all the features in a single storage unit but there are some that may have all of them.
There are different types of metal storage units that you will find. There are climate controlled units meant for the storage of items that can be affected by extreme weather condition. They can be used also for the storage of invaluable items. The temperature control system installed in this type of containers ensures that the temperature does not vary to the extent of causing damage to the item stored in the units.
Besides temperature controlled units, there are also standard metal units and portable or moveable storage units. You can store items that are not affected by changes in weather and that are not so much of great value in standard metal units. The portable metal storage units as implicit from the name are the type that you can move from one place to another. They are normally attached to a truck for easy movement. They also vary in size. The size will depend on the size of what will be stored in them and also on the capacity of the truck that will carry them.