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All States Containers shipping containerWhen it comes to large-scale self-storage, you have two main options: storage sheds and shipping containers. While many people opt for the former, if you take a closer look at things, there are plenty of reasons why shipping containers are the perfect pick. For the cost, convenience, and durability, shipping containers have storage sheds beat at every step of the way. Don’t just take our word for it, though let’s examine more closely just what makes shipping containers the ideal option.

First of all, we’ll take a look at the cost. When it comes to ample storage, every square foot counts, so you’ll want to secure the best price possible. Luckily for you, a shipping container averages around $8 cheaper per square foot compared to storage sheds. Those savings quickly add up the more substantial your container, so you’ll save a pretty penny by buying a shipping container.

When you’re looking at storage solutions, as well as cost, you’ll also want to ensure that it’s durable. Again, shipping containers have the edge over storage sheds in this regard, too. Made from highly weather-resistant steel, they also come coated with a special paint that makes the surfaces extra tough. Even the underside of the container is treated with an undercoating, just like a car, to prevent it from rusting and weakening. All that adds up to a remarkably strong container; in fact, each one could withstand the weight of six fully loaded containers stacked on top of it- that’s over 350,000lbs!

On the other hand, a storage shed needs a full coat of paint every couple of years to prevent the wood from cracking. Wouldn’t you instead choose a solution that won’t require any maintenance for a decade or more? Another advantage of the extra durability of shipping containers is that they are remarkably effective at keeping mice out. With a wooden storage shed, a gap of even 1/4” is big enough for an infestation to get in- that’s just not an issue with a metal container.

Finally, shipping containers are incredibly easy to set up. All you need is an empty, flat area to put the container in, and it’s ready to go! In contrast, a storage shed needs to be built on-site, which will cost time and money. So, if you need a robust and secure storage solution, the choice is clear: a shipping container is the way to go!

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