Your Guide to Custom Storage Containers

Your Guide to Custom Storage Containers

This guide to storage containers will save you money!  You benefit with a shipping container for storage.  Consider a 40-foot container to store seasonal equipment.  Forty feet!   Do you need multiple customized units to store your grocery chain’s food products? Whatever the reason you need extra storage space, shipping containers are perfect!   The following will help.

Guide to Custom Storage Containers

What Are You Storing? 

While planning your custom storage containers, the first question is what will be stored?  Next, will you need temperature control? Will you need lighting and shelving units? Will you need special doors or fixtures to accommodate your goods? 

These questions are essential to creating the right type of storage unit for your business. Portables360 can convert your container with air conditioning and temperature control. Also, you can customize interiors or add ventilation to your units based on your requirements. 

What Size Do You Need? 

Portables360 carries several different sizes of shipping containers that easily convert for storage. Our most common containers are 20 or 40 feet long. When your business needs maximum interior space, we recommend the larger containers. When you need more space than a 40-foot container can provide, we create multi-unit storage units. 

Modifications 

Do you need special modifications for your container?  For instance, side entrance, cargo doors, special cooling systems, and electric and plumbing systems are modifications easily added to your container. 

We also place your container on a chassis to make it portable.  In addition, adjustments make it high enough to use near your shipping docks or with larger trucks unloading to the container. 

Shelving and Storage Organization 

We help you design shelving and storage space within your container to get maximum space.  Portables 360 has extensive experience in customizing shipping containers ensuring no space is wasted. Finally, we customize your shelving and storage space to accommodate any special sizes you require. 

Flooring and Walls 

The choices you make for the interior of your container is crucial to its functionality.  Selecting the right type of insulation and wall coverings is vital.  The right type of flooring helps you get the most use from your container. 

Things you should consider include temperature control factors as well as how you clean the unit. If your storage goods require you to sweep the floor, regular wood flooring is perfect. However, if you need to hose out the unit frequently, metallic walls and epoxy covered flooring are your best choice. 

Talk To An Expert 

Get the most from custom storage containers.  Have a unit customized to your needs. To begin, speak with a representative from Portables 360 to design the ultimate storage container space. 

Advantages of Converted Shipping Containers

Advantages of Converted Shipping Containers

Business leaders hear about companies converting shipping containers into usable space. They see completed projects. However, are business leaders aware of how beneficial converted shipping containers are?  Below we outline several advantages.

Advantages of Converted Shipping Containers

Companies that need extra space find converting shipping containers gives them the following benefits: 

  1. Green Construction. Converting a used shipping container into a new usable space is called green construction. Your building helps reduce impact on the environment.  It minimizes the need for new materials.
  2. Budget Friendly. Converted shipping containers are the most economical way to expand space for your company. Shipping containers have a life span of at least 25 years.  Containers will last longer than a mobile trailer office or a temporary structure. Repurposed shipping containers are a quarter of the price you will pay for building a structure from scratch.
  3. Easy to Expand Current Space. If your business is already established in a preferred location, then moving will not be beneficial. Building a permanent structure to add space will not be financially feasible.  Also, what do local building codes allow?  Using a converted shipping container gives you extra space for your business in a solid structure.  The expense is minimal.
  4. Different Sizes Available. Shipping containers come in 10, 20, and 40-foot sizes. Repurposing a container will meet your exact needs. When you need space for two different things, such as dry storage or cold storage, invest in two smaller trailers and have them positioned in one area.
  5. Portability. Shipping container structures are easily relocated. This is perfect for construction sites. Moving converted shipping containers is cost-effective and easy to complete. It is much easier than moving mobile home office structures.  Plus, the sturdy structure protects the interiors during the move.

There are many additional reasons that converting a shipping container into a workable space for your company is beneficial. In addition to cost savings, portability, and size, shipping containers offer a secure area for your business.  Your business is secure in a custom shipping container.

Shipping containers are airtight structures.  They are easy to secure.  In addition, they provide exceptional weather resistant properties. Your goods are protected from the weather as well as any unwanted guests. 

Call us for more information on how repurposing a shipping container benefits your business.