There are many different reasons someone might want to build a garage but one of the most significant decisions what materials to use for the construction. Shipping containers are one of the best options for garage building. Today we are going to discuss some of the benefits of choosing a shipping container for your garage.
Choose A Style
There are a variety of different styles for shipping container garages. We are going to spend the time to go over only a few, but you can find many of them on the internet. We’ll focus on the most popular.
You can take one container and convert it into a one car garage. However, a garage like this will only accommodate a compact car.
Place one container on either side to act as walls and then use more containers to form the roof. This design may take up more space and cost more, but it provides you with a lot of storage.
Two Containers With a Roof
These designs utilize a container on either side then a metal roof between the two. The roof style can include Inner Mount Roof, Outer Mount Roof, Barn Style Roof, or Gable Roof.
Container sizes are standardized to conform to shipping standards. The most common sizes are 20-ft and 40-ft containers. However, sizes range anywhere between 10 ft and 45 ft. If you’re going to get a container for a garage, you want to consider the size of the vehicles and storage that you were going to need.
For taller vehicles and vehicles that have roof racks, you’ll need to get tall-style containers. Remember to factor in the slope of the roof when determining how high your garage needs to be.
The most common type of container for people to utilize is used containers. A used container is typically much cheaper than a new one as they have seen service transporting cargo. Most used containers will have signs of use such as dents and chips. Some might even have rust that needs to be removed.
Another type of container is a one trip container. These containers are the newest ones that you can get. They have seen only one trip, the trip from China to the US. One trip containers have never seen service as part of a cargo company.
ModificationsShipping containers are extremely durable and can be modified to meet any needs. Here are some of the modifications that can be made:
- Air Conditioning
- Electricity (Outlets)
- Lock Boxes
- Roll Up Security Doors
- Screen Doors (Behind Container Doors)
Building a garage out of shipping containers only makes sense, the price and build time are remarkable. With this article, you will know a little more about your options. The benefit of being able to construct something to meet your exact needs is pretty hard to resist.