Using a Shipping Container as Your Garage: What Are the Benefits?

Shipping Container Garage

Do you dream of having more space in your garage for cars or tools? Are you in need of safe and secure storage for your Summer or Winter recreational vehicles while they’re not in use? You’re not alone! Extra garage space is a common desire among homeowners.  Organizing or making room in your current garage may not be an option for you and investing in building a new garage can be expensive and time consuming. Converting a shipping container into a garage can be a quicker and cheaper option for you.

Building an additional garage onto your home requires permits and contractors that can be costly and take time. Consider converting a used shipping container into extra garage space. It will save you time because it doesn’t require building permits and inspections and utilizing even a used shipping container for your garage is a cost effective way of adding square footage to your home.

If a single shipping container isn’t enough space to store your cars, then you can connect two shipping containers for a roomie garage alternative. A single shipping container will give you 8 feet of width and 40’ in length; Adding a second container will give you a total of 16 feet in width which is ample space for any car on the market. Combining two containers similar to the container garage shown below, will require the removal of one side of each container and the addition of a roll-up door and an optional personnel door or windows. Even with such modifications, this double container garage will likely be a cost savings compared to building an additional garage.

There are many advantages that make portable storage containers an excellent choice for garage space. Shipping container garages are economical, secure, portable, easy to install, and the design options are endless. We’ll discuss some of the advantages of a shipping container garage.

1. Economical

Don’t worry if your budget is tight! Container garages are relatively low cost compared to building the traditional garage. Your biggest investment will be the container(s) and purchasing used containers will work perfectly for such a project. Keep your eyes open for shipping containers for sale, and you could score some savings!

2. Security

Security is perhaps the most common concern of individuals who are considering a garage shipping container. You want to make sure your cars and equipment are both safe from the elements and theft. The container is made of corrugated corten steel built to withstand harsh weather. Even a used container is wind and water tight and is guaranteed not to leak and have no holes. As far as making the container theft proof, there are a number of locks you can add to ensure your goods are safe from thieves.

3. Easy Installation

Shipping container garages are easy to install. You will need to prepare your space for delivery and confirm that you have ample space required to deliver the container size of your choice. Click on this link for information regarding delivery requirements.

4. Flexibility

The type and design of your shipping container garage depends on your needs. You can go with a single or multiple units which can be stacked or sit side by side. You can add modifications such as roll-up and personnel doors, windows, flooring, siding, electrical and more. You can even paint the interior and exterior of your container with a custom color to match your home. There are countless DIY videos that can help you build your shipping container garage or, if you prefer, you can find a reputable and experienced container company that can modify a shipping container into your dream garage. Fill up our form for more information and a free quote on a shipping container garage.

5. Portable

Unlike a standard garage a shipping container garage is portable which means it can be moved from location to location when necessary. If you move you can take the container garage with you to your new location. Or, if you no longer need it, you can recover some of your investment by selling it. 

We at On-Site Storage Solutions work hard to deliver the greatest quality goods as well as the most helpful guide for selecting and constructing a shipping container garage. Browse through our comprehensive catalog of shipping containers. We are sure you will find one that fits your needs! Or why not sign up for our newsletter to get regular updates, DIY suggestions or specials, or give us a call at (888) 405-8772 to get some expert advice on containers.

Benefits of shipping container garage
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