Tips for Selecting the Best Shipping and Storage Container
For any of your shipping container needs, SCF containers will supply you with practically any size or type of shipping container you might need. However, before deciding on which one you want to buy, there are a few things that you will want to keep in mind when purchasing a shipping container.
1. Make sure it is the right size.
Depending on what you want the shipping container for (you may want it just for storage, in which case you don’t need one that’s very big) or what kind of things you are going to transport inside of it, you will have different requirements for the container that you are going to buy or rent.
2. Make sure the container is sturdy enough.
When choosing a shipping container, you want to make sure that it is made with sturdy materials that can carry heavy loads and withstand rough weather.
3. Make sure it matches your budget
A shipping container is a large purchase, and you will want to make sure that you can afford it or that you can make payments on it if you decide to lease one.
4. Check for any legal restrictions
Depending on where your property is located, concerning the local municipality and within your state, there might be certain restrictions about what kind of containers are allowed in specific locations.
5. Check for license requirements (if you may only have it temporarily)
Depending on your particular living situation, if you plan on having the shipping container for only a short period, you will want to make sure that it is legal to use this type of container where you will have it stored.
6. Check to see what type of weight limit your container has.
If you are putting large loads in these containers, then make sure your container can support them.
7. Check for any pricing restrictions.
Many companies don’t want to give out price information on shipping containers, especially on other people’s containers, so you will want to ensure that it is safe for you and fits your budget before buying.
8. Check for any extra fees or costs.
Depending on what kind of container you buy, there might be an extra fee or some other cost associated with it that you need to consider. For example, if the container has private locks for access and costs $100 per month, this can be expected.
9. Check for any other hanging fees.
In addition to the price of the shipping container itself, you might have to pay for a gate, fence or gatehouse if your shipping container needs to be staked down in place.
Do your research beforehand and choose a reputable business or person who can provide authentic proof of ownership and insurance if necessary like SCF containers. If you have any questions, never ask them before transacting with another business or private party.