Side doors make for easy access to shipping containers. When you decide on custom features to have installed in your shipping container, one of the most popular features to consider are side doors. Shipping containers have a single entrance door at the end of the container that is perfect for moving large equipment or boxes in and out of, but a side door will make it much easier for foot traffic to enter and leave the container.
Side Doors Are Available In A Variety of Styles
Having a side entrance to your shipping container is an added convenience for you and your business. Keep the large cargo doors secured at all times. Only open them when you need to move large equipment or boxes. This helps enhance security. Then, you and your employees access the interior via the side door which easily opens and closes for security.
Choose from the following styles of shipping container side doors based on your company needs:
Single Door – This is perfect for entering and exiting the container when just one or two people are using the container at a time.
Double Door – If you have a lot of foot traffic in and out of the container, such as an office setting, you may want to place double doors on the side to use as an entrance and exit. This helps improve flow and prevent accidents from happening.
Doors with Windows. This preference is a great option for natural lighting. Use of a window helps anyone working inside have visual contact with who is entering the container.
Roll Up Doors. These doors have practical use on the side of a container when you move a lot of smaller equipment and boxes in and out of the container and don’t want the hindrance of opening and closing a regular sized door.
Shipping Container Side Doors Improve Workflow and Reduce Stress
It may not seem like a “big deal” at first, the thought of entering and exiting the container through the original cargo doors. But it does not take long to discover that it can get stressful and tiring continually opening and closing these heavy doors every time you need access to the container. This is especially true if you are only going in for one or two small things.
The cargo doors were originally designed to be heavy to remain secure while traveling long distances by ship and train. While this is very beneficial to people who use repurposed shipping containers, it also can become a burden. This is why Portables 360 encourages all of its clients to consider a type of side door for their custom shipping container if people will be entering and exiting the unit throughout the day.