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The owner of the Home Contained,  a 2,600 square foot modern container residence located in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, that was built with five 40 foot shipping containers. The final result is quite impressive: the home has comfortable living spaces, a green roof, geothermal heating, plant foam insulation and some passive solar. The owners said, “We love it. It’s great space for living, great for entertaining.”

For further information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, or a project like this, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 877-292-6937.

Cost of container storage varies based on your particular use and application. Containers come in many sizes and with different modifications, and consequently can vary widely in price. A simple container targeted at a backyard storage application can be difficult to compare with a container that has had extensive modifications made to it for a business to use as a temporary office.  As with all products, you really need to “go inside” the product and drill into the details when comparing prices, in order to understand your options.

For further information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 877-292-6937.

Know where you want to put your storage container, but not sure if you should put something underneath it? Whenever AZ Containers sell a container to a person who will use it for storage, the person buying it typically asks "what kind of site prep is necessary"? 
AZ Containers recommends these options :

  • Placing the container on 6 x 6 timbers.
  • Placing the container on a bed of Crushed Stone.
  • Placing it directly on Asphalt. (You may want to place the corners with 2 x 10 wood planks to the corners of the container doesn’t sink into the asphalt during periods of high temperatures.)

The only thing to be concerned about is that the surface is fairly level, smooth, and firm. The truck and trailer weigh over 30,000 lb., a concrete pad, asphalt paving or other sturdy surface is preferred and most drivers will not drive off of a road or paved surface. If you need an off road delivery it is best to discuss the road condition in advance. In considering the resting location for a container Asphalt, gravel, grass, earth, concrete surfaces are all acceptable. The container is self-supporting at the four corners. Therefore, on soft unstable surfaces we recommend each corner casting to be supported with a concrete footing, railroad ties, asphalt or a bed of gravel to spread the weight. This is also very important for container doors to operate smoothly. We recommend to keep them out of the wet mud and dirt as the container will last longer.

For further information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 877-292-6937.

Was The Container Spot Primed? - Companies will claim to prep a container and then shoot it with a paint that has a "zinc primer built in". That's not a bad thing in and of itself, however, I feel it is better to take it one step further. At AZ Container we recommend spot priming any rust spots with a "rust converter" which turns any surface rust into a hard substance which is ready to be painted. It's similar to POR 15 which is used in the restoration of automobiles that have rust.

    

Need to know more about Storage Containers, call AZ Containers at 877-292-6937.

Let us convert a storage container to fit your unique requirements. Our knowledgeable staff at AZ Containers, Inc. has 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 but we are able to convert a storage container to your specs.

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

For further information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 877-292-6937.

If you're looking for safe, on-site, lockable storage, AZ Containers rents and sells 20ft, 40ft, 45ft, 48ft and Office size steel storage containers. Our ground level, wind & water tight storage units are less expensive than warehouse space or office space. The biggest advantage is that you have constant access to your materials and you never have to transport items to a warehouse or other storage facility. More benefits include:

» Delivery to your business or construction site
» New or used lockable, secure, steel storage containers
» Perfect for seasonal equipment storage (landscape, tool & equipment storage)
» Ground level access, no stairs to climb, safe & easy to load and unload material
» Heavy duty all steel design, fire and vandal safe
» Painted for nice neutral appearance
» Use for recreational equipment, inventory, or record storage
» Features include our specially designed "lock box" 

For further information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 877-292-6937.

AZ Containers sell storage containers all over most of the state of Arizona and can supply you with the best equipment in your area. Call Now!  New, Used, Dry or Refrigerated Equipment containers. We have the an excellent sales staff with expertise to ensure that you receive the container that serves your storage or transportation needs.

For further information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 877-292-6937.

AZ Container’s leasing 20’ containers provide you with high-quality, secure ground level onsite storage. Our 20’ container units are ideal for manufactures, homeowners, municipalities, contractors and retail customers. 20’ shipping containers are a practical and affordable solution for businesses. For added protection AZ Containers offers heavy-duty locks to help prevent theft.

                 

For further information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales OR a project like this, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 877-292-6937.

If you're going to go through the trouble of placing a metal box that weighs several thousand pounds in your yard, you should start by making sure your local code enforcers aren't going to promptly make you move it.

As of this writing, I checked the city I live in. Codes vary substantially from place to place, so you'll have to verify for your own locale what the deal is.

Here's how I found out I'd (probably) be enforcer-free:

    1.    google: your city building code
    2.    click on first result, go to some your city webpage
    3.    click on 'frequently asked questions' then 'inspections and permits' then 'permits' then 'do i need a permit?'
    4.    sweet! under “work exempt from permits”:

"Building"

One-story detached accessory structures, provided the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet (18.58 m2).

Please keep in mind that although you do not need a permit to build or install the structure you must still abide by any zoning rules and regulations in regards to height, setbacks and trade permits. If you decide to install electricity or plumbing systems into the structure you will be required to obtain those trade permits. Please visit the ‘Zoning’ page to find out what which regulations apply to your home in regards to structure height and/or yard setback areas.”

For further information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales OR a project like this, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 877-292-6937.

Storage containers are a robust, interesting, quick, and cost-effective way to put a building in your yard, on your flatbed, or at your business.  You can also stack them, inexpensively transport them, and have an instant rooftop deck. 

For further information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales OR a project like this, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 877-292-6937.