Driving down the highway, you’ll see a huge variety of logos on the backs of cars, but chances are good that they were made by one of these 15 auto companies, who own and build a vast majority of models on the roads these days. We’ve painted a picture of this worldwide automotive family tree, along with each major conglomerate’s yearly revenue. Find out who owns Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Nissan, Volvo, Maserati, and all of your other favorite car companies. This map of car corporations might surprise you!
The basic design for each RV shelter is the same — a long, covered structure for easy parking — but our structures can accommodate the huge variety of vehicles on the market. Choose from metal RV carports as long as 61’ and as wide as 40’ for extra large RVs, or even 21’ and 26’ RV carports and covers for motorhomes or trailers. You can order the sides of your RV shelter to be along the top or bottom or even fully enclosed for complete protection against the elements.
The regular-style roof is rounded on the sides with a barn-like shape. This is the most economical option for a metal building roof. The leg height on the regular garage packages is 8 feet, but at the top of the bend on the leg, it is 1 foot taller. This gives you 9-foot legs with a 9x8 garage door. The boxed-eave and vertical metal building packages come standard with 9-foot legs fully enclosed with a 9x8 garage door. The metal buildings for sale that have a boxed-eave roof have an A-frame gable roof with a 6-inch overhang on both sides. The vertical style is also built with an A-frame roof and has a 6-inch overhang on both sides. All of our steel buildings for sale have a 6-inch overhang on the front and back ends. The sheeting on a vertical-style roof runs up and down, allowing the snow to slide off of the building so you won’t have to rake the roof. Also, there’s bracing attached under a vertical roof to secure the sheeting. This adds strength to the structure of a vertical garage. When you look at the boxed-eave and regular roofs, you’ll notice that the sheeting runs horizontally over the length of the roof.
You love the open road, traveling, exploring new places, and you do it all in your second home, your RV. After the adventure has come to an end, what do you do with your second home? Many people pay extravagant fees to store their motor coach at a storage facility far from their homes, making it inconvenient to visit, work on, or enjoy on a whim. The sentiment is understandable; I paid a lot for my RV, I want to keep it safe from the elements. But what if you could keep your RV close to home while also keeping it sheltered and protected? That’s where Elephant Structures comes in. For those weeks and months spent at home, our RV, 5th wheel and motor coach cover will serve as a safeguard for your home away from home, providing the protection you would expect from a storage facility with the convenience and luxury of proximity to your home!
This wood hardness list ranks 75 types of wood by their Janka rating. Explore our wood density chart to see which hardwood is the best for your next project! The Janka hardness scale measures the force that’s required to embed a steel ball halfway through a sample of wood. The ball is 0.444 inches in diameter and fired with increasing force. The pounds of force (or newtons if you’re using the metric system) needed to push the ball to the center is the Janka value you end up with. It’s a great way to measure how resistant a piece of wood is to denting and wear. Our Janka wood hardness chart shows how durable certain wood types are.
Purchasing your RV carports and metal RV covers from Absolute Steel assures you that we not only manufacture the best on the market, but that we know all about the subtle issues of storing your RV properly such as clearance heights on the different models, proper widths depending your storage purposes, and just about any other question that might come up.
Yes, we can make metal garages in a custom size, but we’ll charge you for the larger standard size when we do so. For example, let’s say you need a 17-foot-wide garage and the standard widths are either 12 feet or 18 feet. In this case, we’d charge you for the 18-foot model. This rule applies to length as well: If you need the length to be 24 feet and the 26-foot model is too long, we can make the base 24 feet long, but we’ll charge you for the 26-foot model. When figuring out the size you need, remember that when we say 26 feet long, that figure includes a 6-inch overhang on the front and back ends, so the exact base is 25 feet long.
On the Boxed Eave Style Metal RV Cover, (A-Frame Type), the RV Cover comes with the Standard Horizontal Roof. The Roof Panels run parallel to the side of the Structure. Water will drain to the front or the back of the Structure. On this style you have the option of having the roof panels installed vertically for an additional charge. We recommend the Vertical Roof Style for the small difference in price versus the Horizontal Roof Style.

This metal hardness chart organizes different types of metal using the Mohs hardness scale, a metric used by scientists to determine the scratch resistance of different minerals. With diamond at the top of the scale at a score of 10, elements and alloys can fall along the metal hardness scale from 10 (the most scratch-resistant) to 1 (the softest). We’ve arranged common metals in order of hardness in our handy chart and in this list. Our list includes different kinds of metal from metallic elements like silver to common alloys like steel.
One way our building system significantly reduces project costs is by decreasing construction timelines. In fact, our buildings can save you up to 50% compared to the cost of traditional construction. We deliver these savings by prefabricating the building which means that all of the welding is done at the factory prior to delivery and all of your framed openings for windows, doors and even skylights are pre-punched before arriving at your job site.
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