Why Storage Containers Are Better Than Wooden Sheds


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Storage Containers Vs Wooden Sheds

Most businesses require storage space to keep raw material, finished products, machinery, and equipment safe and secure.

If you are into businesses like construction, automotive, retail, and logistics, then a traditional storage shed is going to be very helpful. While storage unit facilities can be useful, they come with a lot of restrictions. They aren’t typically located nearby, and you can’t access them after business hours, which makes using them wholly inconvenient.

Because of problems like these, shipping containers have become an increasingly popular resource for business to rely on. They present a unique alternative to other options on the market.  They are also quick to set-up and can be used for multiple purposes.

Let’s look at some of the benefits that shipping containers offer as compared to a traditional storage shed.

  1. Strong and Durable

Traditional storage sheds are mostly made of wood or vinyl while the shipping containers are made of 14-gauge Corten steel. This makes the shipping container extremely strong and durable. The traditional shed may boast a more classic look, but it isn’t actually all that strong.  Remember, wood needs regular maintenance to maintain resilience against extreme weather and other external factors.




  1. Very Low Maintenance

Wooden sheds need regular maintenance and paint jobs to ensure they withstand the weather. Over time, things like molds and cracks will need to be addressed. The 14-gauge Corten steel means the shipping storage containers are very low on maintenance. After all, Corten steel is a group of steel alloy which was developed to withstand exposure to weather for several years.

  1. Cheap Per Square Foot Rate

The “per-square-feet” rate of a shipping container is much lower than that of a conventional storage unit or shed. Buying a pre-owned 20’ storage container can cost around $2300, whereas constructing a typical 12*12 shed can cost anywhere between $4500 to $6000. This is one of the biggest advantages as compared to a traditional shed.

  1. Protects Things from Harsh Weather

Weather can be a major factor that affects the life of storage units and the things stored within it. A wooden shed would be prone to mold, breakage, leakage, dampness or rotting in worst cases, unlike a steel storage container. A well-ventilated, insulated steel container means a longer life span of equipment and products stored inside.

  1. No Pests and Rodents

Pests and rodents can easily get in and make themselves comfortable in traditional wooden sheds. In the colder seasons, mice are known to dwell in all the hard-to-reach places inside these sheds. Likewise, they have a habit of nibbling at electrical wirings. Rodent homes and the holes they create will expose the equipment to harsh weather. All of this can lead to additional expenses.

  1. Safe and Secure

The strength of 14-gauge Corten steel is enough to keep burglars at bay. These shipping containers come with excellent security features like high-security lock boxes. This ensures that all your equipment and important documents are safe and secure in the shipping containers.

The steel storage containers are meant to handle impressive amounts of weight and can easily have six loaded containers staked on them. Likewise, shipping containers have thick flooring as well.

  1. Can Be Used Immediately

Unlike traditional sheds which require time to assemble, the storage containers come ready to use. Simply place an order, and your container will be delivered at your doorstep. Mobile Modular Portable Storage offers high-quality shipping containers at a very affordable price.




Why Choose Mobile Modular Portable Storage?

We typically respond to all queries within 1 business hour. We also own a fleet of trucks and trailers to make container delivery quick and hassle-free. Other benefits include:

  1. Containers are typically delivered in one business day.
  2. 30-day rental plan instead of the typical 28 days, which saves you some money!


Request pricing today or contact us to answer any questions that you may have around steel storage containers.

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