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Temporary storage container homes provide housing solutions in a number of settings—including military bases, disaster relief camps, and remote work sites. Although the reasons for using these homes vary, there are some key features in a temporary shipping container home that everyone wants and expects. 
Here are just a few:

1. Amenities

Everyone wants to feel comfortable. A good night’s sleep and a low-stress living area can dramatically improve people’s health and work performance. For that reason, storage container homes are normally equipped with at least a few basic amenities. (Of course, you can add more and customize however you want.) 

Here are some of the basics:

    ▪    Solid flooring 

    ▪    Windows

    ▪    Electricity

    ▪    HVAC

    ▪    Insulation

    ▪    Running water, toilets, and showers

For longer use cases, with an emphasis on residential comforts, containers can be modified to include pretty much anything you could find in a permanent residence. 

2. Efficiency 

Space is usually limited in a situation where temporary housing is needed, as is budget. As a result, efficiency is of the utmost importance.

3. Ease of Set-Up, Break-Down, and Transportation 

By nature, temporary homes are designed to be inhabited for a limited period of time and then moved to where they are needed next. Additionally, speedy set-up is essential in disaster relief situations. Therefore, the ease of portability is one of the most important features in a temporary shipping container home. Shipping container homes can be easily set up and broken down, as well as transported using normal shipping channels. 

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

Containers are ideal for storing deer feeds and other equipment and supplies that hunters need while in the wilderness. You can also have some modified into portable buildings and set up as discreet shelters or outposts for use by hunters on your property.

Sportsmen also use our containers for storage for ATVs and other sporting gear as well as our portable buildings for heavy-duty, secure camp lodging. containers can be used in camps throughout the world, as both safari and ecological camp housing.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

    ▪   Secure On-Site Storage

    ▪   Temporary or Permanent

    ▪   Weatherproof Storage

AZ Containers products are rugged, and are the perfect solution for industrial storage. Our secure storage containers offer wind and water tight storage for your products, raw materials, additional inventory or waste holding. If you are remodeling, moving or just need more space a storage container from AZ is the perfect solution. Rent a storage container for temporary storage right on your property, or purchase a storage container today for use as a permanent storage solution for your business.

    ▪   Reclaim Space

    ▪   Equipment Storage

    ▪   Workspace

    ▪   Seasonal Equipment

    ▪   Waste Storage

    ▪   Pre-Fab Addition

   •   Inventory Control

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

Let us convert a storage container to fit your unique requirements. Our knowledgeable staff at AZ CONTAINER  has over 20 years experience with custom container modifications to assist you from start to finish.

Select from the categories http://azcontainers.com/modifications to learn more about the custom modification we offer. Our modification abilities are not limited to the products and options mentioned. We are able to convert a storage container to your specs and accommodate any of your needs.

As always, our container specialists are available to speak with you directly. Feel free to give us a call today. We are happy to work with you one on one to discuss the right container modifications for you, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

From the simplest to the most elaborate project…we can and will meet your needs!

Do you have heat sensitive items that you need to store? Don't let the hot weather stop you; just let AZ Container  help. Our AZ Container A/C Boxes are the same as our regular boxes: same dimensions, same durability, same security, same convenience. The only difference is the containers come with insulation and air conditioning so you control the temperature. How cool is that?

Our climate controlled portable storage containers are insulated ISO containers and are equipped with a Heat/Cool Air Conditioner.  You can run either 110V power or 220V power to power the unit. The AZ Container A/C Box is designed to create climate controlled storage and maintain room temperature.

 

Standard containers and require no foundations or structural assembly. They are wind and water-tight to protect your things from the elements. AZ Containers Boxes are extremely durable because they are built with:

    ▪    1" foil-backed rigid foam insulation (3R rated) attached to interior walls

    ▪    Air conditioning, heating, lighting, and electrical systems

    ▪    16 gauge vertically corrugated galvanized steel

    ▪    Double, asymmetrical steel doors with ground-level entry

    ▪    Heavy-duty, marine-grade wood flooring

    ▪    Die-stamped steel roof

    ▪    Wind and water tight

We know your things, even your perishable things, are important to you. We'll help keep them safe and cool while they're stored until you're ready to use them. For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

Just by searching on the internet, it’s easy to see that there are a variety of distributors around the nation which sell these containers, otherwise known as storage containers. AZ Containers has yards in Phoenix http://azcontainers.com/az-containers-yard-location and Flagstaff http://azcontainers.com/flagstaff-yard-location. There are benefits to buying a container from a local company. The staff likely has a vast knowledge of the units, which is beneficial to someone who has never purchased one before. They can probably provide a great variety of sizes and conditions, making it easy to buy exactly the storage box that you want and need. Also, going with a local distributor like AZ Container can be convenient for the purposes of seeing the unit before purchasing it. When it comes to delivery options, these businesses typically provide on-site delivery where you need it, shipping easily on their own fleet of trucks and trailers. This can be a help because most people are not equipped with their own truck and trailer. Sometimes they may also provide other options such as renting or lease-to-own. Many of the companies might offer container modifications as a service, such as installing a window or door. (see http://azcontainers.com/modifications)  The benefit to all the options and service is that the company like AZ Container can deliver exactly what you are looking for.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

We find that at least 50% of all of the new containers purchased for resale have "lock boxes". Simply put, this is a box that is welded onto the edge of the right door of the container which, when the door is closed, covers a hasp which is welded to the left hand door. This allows you to lock the hasp within the box with a padlock that is now unaccessible to the jaws of a bolt cutter, hack saw, or cutoff wheel. Generally speaking, it's been our experience at AZ Containers that lock boxes added are just one of the many modifications we can add at our yards prior to delivery. Fireproof steel strongboxes provide increased protection for the container's contents. Alarm system: For additional security, a monitored alarm system can alert authorities to a potential break-in.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

▪    Secure On-Site Storage
▪    Temporary or Permanent
▪    Weatherproof Storage

AZ Containers can deliver storage containers on-site to special events through out Phoenix and Flagstaff. Our secure storage containers offer wind and water tight storage for your valuables and products. If you are selling goods at a flee market or local fair or if you are part of a bigger event in Arizona,  a storage container from AZ Container is the perfect solution. Rent a Storage Container for temporary storage, or purchase a storage container today for use as a permanent storage solution at any location. AZ will deliver what and where you need it.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

What we’re referring to are the handles used to open the container. They will typically be at one of two heights. We've found that containers built specifically to be used for one trip (from Asia to the US) and then resold once unloaded will have "high" locking gear. Conversely, storage containers built specifically for shipping lines to be used for 10 or more years both on ships and tractor trailers, will have "low" locking gear. I can only surmise that the reason for this is that a container with "high" locking gear is more difficult to open when it is on the chassis of a trailer as the handles are high up off the ground. If you're buying a container to use for ground level storage, high locking gear is preferable as you don't have to bend over as far to grab the handles to open the container.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

A modern day pioneer is doing some interesting work in Alpine, Texas. The builder is living off the grid and building an interesting live/work space of storage containers.A couple years ago, he built a tiny house, which is powered by 270 watts of solar and four 100-watt small wind turbines. Now, the builder’s current project is the construction of a live/work space made from four 20-foot shipping containers.  He hopes to finish his 1,600 square-foot space for less than $20,000 and has some helpful pointers for others looking to take on a container project.

Here are 10 things to consider if you’re thinking about using storage containers in your next project:

1. Even with all the hype, containers are difficult to obtain and expensive to ship long distances, buy locally. In the state of Arizona, AZ Containers has a location in Phoenix and Flagstaff. They will deliver.

2. Fill out your info on their website for a competitive quote.

3. The price for a 20′ shipping container can range from around $2000 and up depending on the condition.

4. Containers provide an extremely secure storage structure which requires a blow torch or dynamite to break into, and they are too heavy to walk off with.

5. AZ Container will delivery by tilt bed roll off truck. A 20′ shipping container weighs almost 5,000 lbs.

6. Rust is the only natural predator that can harm a shipping container, so don’t scrimp on a good paint job.

7. These metal monsters become ovens or freezers depending on the outside temperature, really good insulation and ventilation is a MUST! AZ Containers has all types of modifications. Visit http://azcontainers.com/modifications

8. The real bonus to using a storage container is the new green phrase “adaptive reuse.” Our trade deficit with the rest of the world is causing these to pile up in our country.

9. If you are going to use one for a structure, stay true to the form. Don’t cover the exterior with other building materials – show it for what it is.

10. While searching the web for how containers are being used, most sites either show computer renderings, and actual completed structures that have also been built. We would recommend consulting an architect for this type of investment.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.