Many homeowners have some things that don’t need to take up space in the house but may require something a bit more stable than a simple shed from the local hardware store. One growing trend to consider is repurposing a shipping container and using that to store your tools, lawnmower, and holiday decorations.
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Here are some of the reasons why shipping containers make great storage sheds.
Many sheds have concrete plans. You may get a double door or a couple of windows, but you may not feel like you have lots of possibilities for renovations. Shipping containers allow for far more custom options. So whether you want to add some extra windows or have a wide rolling door, you can work with the structure to create your ideal storage unit.
Aside from having full control over the layout and design of the container, many homeowners enjoy the modern, industrial aesthetic of a shipping container over a more traditional storage shed.
One of the reasons why shipping containers make great storage sheds is because of their durability. The original function of shipping containers was to transport cargo on ships through rough seas safely. Naturally, this means the durable containers are more than enough to keep your belongings safe in storage.
However, prolonged exposure to the sun can make the interior musty and stale. If you plan to use a shipping container for storage, we recommend installing ventilation on your container to give it some natural airflow and prevent any damage from the heat.
Many shipping container manufacturers make them out of 14-gauge steel that’s durable and long-lasting. Sheds from your local hardware store are typically vinyl or thin metal, which are effective but may need replacing after just a couple of years.
Shipping container storage units can last for a lot longer and can give you decades of safe, convenient storage. Depending on the size of your container, you may even be able to transport it without much issue if you decide to relocate.