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Site Preparation For Your Shipping Container

Preparing a site for a shipping container to be delivered will ensure there are no problems once the container is in place. This planning needs to be careful and thorough. The location where the container will sit needs to be decided based on several factors. One...

Shipping Containers as Office Buildings?

The Case for Conex Containers as Offices The shipping container has revolutionized how cargo is transported, and now because of high transportation costs, importers choose to buy new ones rather than re-using the slightly-used units they already have, creating an...

Help Your Container Last a Lifetime

How to Properly Maintain Your Shipping Container So It Can Last You A Lifetime Shipping containers are naturally built to handle extreme temperatures and conditions like those of the open sea. Although, this does not mean they are indestructible and with time they...

Let’s Compare Sheds and Shipping Containers

Storage Shed vs Shipping ContainerOutdoor storage options vary greatly but two of the most popular and commonly found ones are storage sheds and shipping containers. If you're stuck trying to decide what you need, go ahead and give this a read and it should help you...

Storage Container Maintenance

The Ultimate Tips for Maintaining Your Storage Container Do you own a storage container or are actively looking for shipping containers for sale? Are you finding it difficult to effectively maintain your storage container? This guide will help you learn the ins and...

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All States Containers storage containersSince the introduction of storage containers, the shipping industry has seen declines in transport costs.  These reductions were due to the efficiency of their handling, management, the reduction in shipping time, and the need for warehousing. Their simple design allows storage containers to be transported easily, be it by truck, rail or ships; giving storage containers a great versatility.

When talking about durability and longevity, steel storage containers excel due to the strength of the material. General purpose storage containers or “dry freight” containers are made out of steel and known to be very durable, but are they weatherproof?

Steel storage containers are made to be weatherproof because they are made using weathering steel, giving them heightened endurance to atmospheric corrosion, a needed trait because they are widely used on ocean-going vessels. The weatherproof steel works forming a protective anti-corrosion sheet on its surface thanks to the way the alloying elements that make up the steel are distributed.  The weathering steel used in storage containers also has the property to “regrow” its protective sheet.

Some of the damage steel storage containers sustain can come in fact, from its interior. The differentiation of internal and external temperature can cause humidity levels to reach a condensation build up that can damage items stored inside and even promote rust.  This damage can be subverted by using absorb poles that utilize salts to absorb moisture or by adding ventilation systems.   Both mechanisms do not disrupt in any way the storage container.

A relatively recent use of steel storage containers is as self-contained structures.  The fact that they were designed to support heavy loads have high strength and their basic square form that provides an effortless way of modular building.  The weatherproof condition of steel storage containers comes in handy giving them the ability to withstand hard environmental conditions.   This durability makes them ideal for use as mobile offices, emergency shelters, and even as houses.

Steel storage containers are widely known to be eco-friendly; their low cost of manufacture, durability, and strength makes them one of the most valuable assets in the shipping and containerization industry.

For all your container needs, contact All States Containers at 704-802-7700.