Are you looking into storage sheds? Have you considered a shipping container for storage instead? The popularity of shipping containers is on the rise, and for good reason. Their simple, yet strong design make them perfect for a variety of uses, like homes, and of course, storage. They come in all different sizes and are easy to transport and put in place. There are several factors, in fact, that make shipping containers great storage containers.
Before you invest in a storage shed, consider these four reasons why you should get a shipping container instead.
- They are more durable.
To get straight to the point, shipping containers are weatherproof. Designed for extreme marine environments, shipping containers can withstand rain, wind, snow, and just about any other weather condition – like humidity in Texas. Storage sheds, on the other hand, are prone to water damage, rotting, or warping over time. Storage sheds are often made from wood or other absorptive materials that are susceptible to deterioration over time. Water, especially, can prove detrimental. However, shipping containers can withstand just about anything. They also have a very long shelf life, lasting decades even in the elements. Shipping containers made from steel are very heavy. Not only will they remain in place in strong winds, they will keep the contents secure in just about any environment.
- They require little (or no) assembly.
Typically, with a storage sheds, you’ll have to either assemble it yourself or pay someone to install it. The first option runs you the risk that it may not be installed correctly, a problem that will make itself evident when the weather comes or when someone attempts to break in. The second option can prove quite costly as storage installation or building will come straight out of your pocket. So not only are you paying for a shed, but for someone to put it together. With a shipping container, there is pretty much no assembly required. They are already designed for storage and ready to be used right away. The only assembly you would need is if you desire the interior to finished out – like with a shipping container home. You don’t even need a foundation. If you just want to use it for storage, then you are ready to go immediately.
- They are more affordable.
Just like most things you buy, when you buy a storage shed, you get what you pay for. If you are trying to save money, meaning you are buying a cheaper shed, then you are much more likely to encounter the issues mentioned above. Durability problems will become evident eventually, requiring you to invest in repairs, or a new shed altogether. If you opt for a more expensive shed, the cost can get high quickly. And the more expensive the shed, the more assembly required as well. Shipping containers, on the other hand are relatively inexpensive, especially when consider the cost savings of not having to assemble anything. Shipping containers also last forever with little to no maintenance. Not only will you save money when purchasing, but also throughout the lifetime of storage usage. You can also resell your container after using it a while and make some of your money back.
- They are more secure.
Typically, storage sheds are made of wood, plastic, fiberglass, or other materials that are relatively easy to break into. Even metal storage sheds can prove to be susceptible to theft. Storage sheds are only as secure as their weakest point: hinges, frame, foundation, etc. Shipping containers, on the other hand, are virtually indestructible all the way around. They provide only one point of entry, a door that is designed to remain securely closed in any condition. The strong steel construction throughout prove impenetrable to theft or damage. From the roof to the hinges, there is no weak point on a shipping container. You can store valuable goods and rest assured they will be protected.
Do you need a storage container? Do want to invest in something that is durable, will keep your belongings safe, and will last forever, while also saving money? Give us a call today and let us help you find the perfect container for you. We have a huge selection and we’ll deliver it straight to you.