March 6, 2019

Why You Should Have Your Own Storage Container Garage

Storage Containers for Garage

Are you running out of garage space?

Spring Cleaning ContainerMaybe you want to store more cars but are restricted by limited space, or maybe you need garage storage space for boats, snowmobiles or jet skis that you only use for a few months during the year.

It makes sense to consider buying containers if you need to set up your garage space in just a few days (or even in one day!). Portable storage containers have many benefits that make them a great choice for garage space. Check out these eight reasons why portable storage containers are a great alternative to building a whole new garage.

  1. Highly Customizable – You can use containers for just about any application because they can be cut and customized just about any way you like to tailor specifically to your needs. You can even combine containers to make garages that are larger as well as use partitions to make them flexible. Let your imagination fly; the sky is the limit!
  2. Reasonably Priced – Even with all the modifications you want, a garage made out of containers usually costs less than a garage built from scratch.
  3. Easy to Install – It is as simple as having a firm and reasonably flat ground (ideally paved or gravel), and you are good to go. You can set up your container garage in practically one day!
  4. Durable – Armed with Corten steel panels and rust-resistant spray, you can use containers to store cars, tractors, trailers and even boats. They can face harsh weather and stay intact for many years while also being easy to maintain. Check on them a couple times a year for any rust development and take care of it immediately - and your garage will stay in top condition for a long period of time.
  5. Secure – Containers can be reinforced with robust latches and locking mechanisms - these garages can be used to secure your cars or other valuable items. In addition, you can add more security with padlocks and chain locks should you choose to do so.
  6. Portable – Unlike a traditional garage, most storage container garages can be relocated easily with a flatbed truck. Should you decide to move, you can have peace of mind that your storage container garage can move with you, allowing you to avoid the need to find a new location with the right amount of storage on the property.
  7. Efficient for Limited Space – If you are facing a space crunch, container garages are a great solution. Containers are available in different sizes and you can easily select one that fits best! Usually, a 20’ storage container serves the space for a one-car garage.
  8. Good Resale Value – In case you have purchased a container garage for a short period like a vehicle restoration project, you can resell it once you’re done with your project. A well-maintained container can be sold for a large portion of the price you paid for it.

Things to Consider Before Investing in a Container Garage

With all these benefits, it is both practical and tempting to purchase storage containers for your custom garage. Before you pick up the phone, it’s important to remember these quick tips and suggestions:

  1. Check Your Space Requirement – It’s important to do this step beforehand to ensure that you do not purchase a container that is too big or too small. Since these containers are available in a variety of sizes ranging from 20’ to 40’, you have to determine exactly how much space you need. Our containers are usually 8’ wide and 8’ 6” high.
  2. Decide on the Type of Container – You can decide whether you want to opt for a portable storage garage for purchase or rent. If you plan to customize the containers, you’ll need to buy the container so you can tailor it to your specific needs without limitations. You can aim to purchase a brand new container that can last longer, or pick a used storage container for a lower price. Used containers look great when repainted, however, you should ensure that there are no rusting issues or cracks in the container body.
  3. Pick Your Style – You should have an idea of what you envision your container garage to look like. You can have a single container garage to park your vehicle or a large garage made of several containers to store multiple vehicles or other valuables. Many portable storage garage plans have two containers as outer beams offering lockable storage and a roof on these containers to park vehicles underneath. Many styles will require you to purchase a container garage so that you can customize it to fit your style.
  4. Garage Foundation – Your container garage must have a proper foundation. If you have a firm, level surface made of asphalt or concrete, you’re off to a good start, or you can select one of the four types of foundations (concrete slab, concrete footing, wooden beam or steel pipe footing) based on the usage. For vehicle parking, a concrete slab foundation is ideal.
  5. What About Customizing Your Garage? – The best part of a container garage is that you can customize it the way you want. Go ahead and install roll-up and personal doors and windows, lighting and electrical packages, flooring and insulation, interior/exterior paint, exhaust fans and side vents, or HVAC units to suit your needs.

If you are looking for great offers on containers or have additional questions, we are here to help. At Mobile Modular Portable Storage, we have our own fleet of trucks and trailers to offer hassle-free container delivery, typically within one business day. You can get portable storage containers for sale or rent, with our competitive prices and 30-day rental plan. Contact one of our representatives today, or request a quote to tell us about your requirements.


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