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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Conex Containers

Are you are looking to invest in shipping containers for personal or commercial use? Like any other purchase, you need to do preliminary research on the product before you buy. We’ll take you through some key aspects about shipping containers that will help you find a product that meets your needs.

How do you intend to use the container?

Shipping containers in Charlotte NC can be used for different purposes. There are those that are designed to store plant and machinery. Others are perfect for storing household items. You can even find a shipping container that can be customized into a living space. The idea is to get the container that meets your needs best. Knowing how the container will be used will help you to narrow down your options based on the most important features.

Will you buy or hire the shipping container?

The decision as to whether you should buy or rent a shipping container lies with you. We recommend buying if you intend to use the container in the long term. Shipping container rentals work best for short term uses. A good example would be a construction site that requires a temporary shelter. You may want to buy a container if you plan on setting up a commercial storage facility. Consider the cost and frequency of use when deciding whether to buy or rent the shipping container.

Should you buy a new or used container?

There are shipping containers for sale in Charlotte NC that are used. New containers are also available but many of them are quite costly. Remember that the quality of the shipping container is most important. You can get a used container that has all the features you need at a reduced price. Know what to look for when determining whether the used container will serve your needs in the long term.

Determine the size of the shipping container

The shipping container size that’s best for you will depend on a number of things. Standard shipping containers come with a width of 8ft and length of 40ft. You can get high cube containers which come with an extra foot of height. Know the difference between 20’ and 40’ shipping containers before you buy. It may turn out to be cheaper getting a larger size container than having to hire two separate ones to fit all your items.

If you are in or around Charlotte or central NC and in need of sturdy steel shipping containers, geet in touch with us here at All States Containers