You can now RENT TO OWN at AZ CONTAINERS.

 Rent to Own options vary and can start with the equivalent of one or two low monthly payments and approved rental application. You can return your container at any time without penalty. Visit our Phoenix location or call us 602 723 9608 for more information.

Easy, secure solutions.

  • Universal storage and utility.
  • Storage during construction or renovation.
  • Instant home office.

    We deliver security. All of our rental units come equipped with secure lock boxes to help safeguard your valuables.

 

 

Steel storage containers construction.

Steel storage containers are made with 8- or 14-gauge corrugated steel from top to bottom including the walls, doors, and roof. All corners and edges are connected with an elastic sealing compound to protect the structure and its contents from weather, fire, and vermin. The containers also feature one-inch thick floors made of marine grade plywood that can withstand 16,000 pounds of pressure per 100 sq ft.

You can also customize your steel storage containers with shelving, partitions, additional doors, windows, and different paint colors. Steel security devices, such as fireproof steel lockboxes or cargo guard locks, can protect your steel storage containers from theft or vandalism.

Types of steel storage containers (VISIT OUR WEB SITE UNDER Rentals and Sales – www.azcontainers.com FOR PHOTOS AND DRAWINGS)
Most steel storage containers are 8′ or 10′ wide and 8’6″ high and available in different lengths. Among the most common containers available:

Standard containers (10′, 20′ & 40′) – Select sizes based on your available space and storage needs. You can stack multiple containers next to or atop each other as needed.

High cube – Provides added interior height (9’6″) and length (45′) for carefully storing small vehicles, construction equipment, and light machinery.

Reefers – Refrigerated steel storage containers for keeping perishables and certain chemicals cool for storage or transport.

For further information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, Contact AZ Containers at 602-763-9608 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us. 

9 points for you to consider and look for when buying or renting a storage container.

Our customers at AZ Containers in Phoenix and Flagstaff area, whether they are familiar or unfamiliar with shipping containers, want to know what to look for when buying or renting a storage container.  Storage containers that are available for purchase from AZ Containers at both of our yards come in many different sizes and conditions. The standard sizes are 20’ and 40’ and are either used or new storage containers. Here are the things we at AZ Containers would suggest to look for when considering the purchase of a storage container:

1. Is the  storage container wind and water tight? (Check for deep rust spots or areas that have daylight showing through.)

2. Are the storage container floors in good shape?  (Check for rotting or repairs.)

3. Do the storage container doors and latch gear work well? (Check for deep rust at the bottom of the doors.)

4. Is the storage container roof flat or are there dents where water may collect and rust through?

5. Is the storage container color and appearance pleasing to you? (Painting is offered by AZ Containers which will make the box look like new.)

6. Do you have a spot picked to place the storage container after you purchases? (Containers can sit directly on the ground or you may want to purchase something like railroad ties or concrete blocks to place it on.)

7. Will the storage container fit your needs or will you need custom modifications done? (Doors, windows, insulation, see our complete list of Modifications to customize your unit to be suitable to your needs.)

8. Will the company move the storage container for you in the future? (For a fee we will move it from one location to another.)

9.     Does the company you are purchasing from offer a guarantee? (Example: Some offer a 2 week money back guarantee.)

Contact AZ Containers at 602-723-9608 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

Self Storage Facilities.

When renting a storage unit from a self storage facility you will want to visit the storage facility to check out the facility itself, the sizes and prices of each unit. You will pay a monthly fee to rent the amount of space you deem is needed to properly fit all of your belongings you are placing into self storage. You will be responsible for moving your belongings from your home to the storage unit, to save on money most people find it easier to move their belongings by themselves or with help from family or friends. If you plan on moving a large amount into the storage facility you may want to consider renting a moving truck, so the move can be done.

You can readily access your storage unit during business hours only deemed by the of the owners of the facility.

Mobile Storage Containers from AZ Containers in the Phoenix and Flagstaff area. Our delivery are covers state wide regions.

The mobile storage container is delivered to your home and placed on your property for the ease of use where you can then begin to fill it up at your own pace. Having access to this storage container 24/7 allows you the opportunity to add and take items as you need them.  If you have larger items plan on recruiting a few family members or friends to help you move items from the house into the storage container. Contracts usually run on a annual basis so you can store your belongings for a long term and have your items always available for your use. This easy access you will find timesaving and convenient.

If you want to access your storage container all you have to do it go to the secured location on your property, take what you need and go back to your house or business. Check with your local neighborhoods ordinance to see if they allow storage containers to be placed outside of houses or businesses and if they do they have require permits.

For further information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, Contact AZ Containers at 602-723-9608 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us. 

Choosing the right storage container vendor.

The portable storage container industry consists of both large and small companies that resell units from wholesalers, leasing companies, and industry associations. The vendors may deal exclusively in storage containers or offer them alongside other purchases such as office trailers or prefabricated construction.

While it doesn’t matter what size vendor you work with, there are certain attributes to look for before making a purchase.

The most important point to consider is proximity. Some delivery charges are based on distance, and it’s the most competitive aspect of the industry. Therefore, it’s beneficial to find vendors close to your location. Az Container has 2 yards in the state, covering the Phoenix area and the Flagstaff region of the state.  If possible, select one within 25 to 75 miles of your location as pricing can become prohibitive beyond that.

Working with a local vendor like AZ Container also offers a great opportunity to check out the vendor’s inventory in person. By taking a tour of the facilities, you get a better feel for how they work than you would by ordering through a catalog or over the phone.

Of course, proximity shouldn’t be your only concern. Your vendor should be very knowledgeable about the industry. Like AZ Container, they’ve been in business for a long time, which is usually a sign that they know how to keep their customers happy.

If you need help selecting from several vendors, you can narrow the decision process by asking each vendor for a list of references. AZ Container will supply you with references in businesses similar to yours to find out how the vendors addressed their storage needs. Be sure to ask such questions as:

• Did you have budget concerns that the vendor helped you with?

• Did you require any add-ons such as ramps, shelves, or a lockbox?

• What was the condition of the container(s) you received?

• How much additional cleaning/prep did you need to do to make it ready?

• Did you receive any unexpected charges during the billing process?

• How long did it take to get your container?

• If you had any problems, was the vendor quick to address them?

• Would you work with this vendor again?

For further information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, Contact AZ Containers at 602-723-9608 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us. 

AZ Containers is your No.1 source to purchase or rent Storage Containers.

Selecting your Storage Container.

Storage containers are normally manufactured from high tensile rust inhibiting corten steel, which increases life span. Having a CSC Plate they can be used for storage/shipping containers. They come in a wide variety of sizes and types 40’, 20’, 10’ and 8’ x 8’6” standard height, or 9’6”, single or double ended doors. AZ  Containers in Phoenix and Flagstaff, AZ  have many of these units available in their yards.

Second-hand or Used Storage Containers.

The previous use of the storage container will determine the condition. They should be offered in wind and watertight condition, and be structurally sound. Always ask the age and condition of the container. If viewing before purchase, pay particular attention to the roof and doors, known weak areas.

The majority are of standard 8’6” height and much sought after. The 40’s, can also be 9’6” high. A conventional shipping container does not have a lock box. Ask your supplier about fitting one, which will considerably improve security. Do not attempt to use a container sold as a Storage Unit for Shipping Purposes as this can be a very expensive mistake.

Always discuss the specific use for your container(s), as practical advice may identify points you have not considered.

Condensation.

When storing soft furnishings, paper etc, condensation may occur, ask your sales agent at AZ Containers, to learn more about condensation prevention and dehumidifiers. There are many methods of preventing Condensation in storage containers from simple desiccants , insulation kits ,to expensive de-humidifiers.

Container Deliveries.

All AZ Container sales people can arrange delivery with or without a crane assisted vehicle, but always discuss access with them. Nowadays with the Google Earth facility, it is so simple to discuss a potential problem over the phone and prevent a wasted journey.

Special Storage Container Builds.

Storage containers can be: Insulated, (ideal for furniture or paper storage) open tops; double-ended door, or 30’s, 10’s, 8’s single doors, flat racks, platforms, part or full side access.

All  AZ Container sales staff can offer Customized Storage Containers (see MODIFICATIONS), for example, Painted, Lockboxes, Shelving, Ramps, Ventilation, Partitions, Additional Insulation, HVAC and Refrigeration. Don’t see the modification your looking for? Don’t worry, we can do it. Simply ask our sales staff.

Further Information.

For further information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, Contact AZ Containers at 602-723-9608 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us. 

Characteristics and fitness for container transport. ELECTRONICS

Examples of electronic/electrical appliances are

• household appliances (“white goods”)

• home entertainment equipment (“brown goods”)

• office equipment/communications equipment

• computers/computer peripherals, photocopiers, air conditioners

• precision mechanical/optical equipment (e.g. microscopes, cameras, enlargers)

Such appliances are manufactured and transported and stored all over the world. Electronic/electrical appliances contain no water; however, the packaging material made from corrugated board or wood having water content, the recommended upper limits for which should be complied with. These are accordingly goods which require particular humidity/moisture and possibly ventilation conditions. Electronic/electrical appliances are goods which are at risk of corrosion and tend to suffer corrosion at relative humidities of 40%. In order to ensure that this hazard threshold is not exceeded, the packaging for the appliances must be container dry. 

Such goods are stored in standard containers, subject to compliance with limits for water content of packaging and container floor.

 Undamaged, dry containers must be used for storage. 

RISK OF THEFT.

Electronic/electrical appliances are extremely valuable, consumer-oriented goods which are consequently at considerable risk of theft. As a result, such equipment are not only of interest to opportunist thieves, but are increasingly attracting local vandalism. It is not unusual for entire container loads to be taken. 

Product names and appliance details printed on packaging increase opportunist theft and such details should accordingly remain neutral or covered and use a personal manifest with numbers, so only you are aware of the storage contents.  

In the case of theft, packaging units are often cleverly manipulated. Before goods are packed into the container, it should therefore be checked that the packaging is still in its original state. Providing that circumstances permit, the containers should be stowed with the doors of adjacent containers facing towards each other.

Contact AZ Containers at 602-723-9608 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

Modified Containers the way you want.

Modified containers are very popular and an excellent choice. Most mobile storage companies offer modified units and will work with you on the best container for your needs. Although painting containers is always a good idea some modifications have negative aspects. Popular “roll up doors” for example are not as secure and do not last as long as the standard Cargo door. Another fact to think about is that standard shipping containers are manufactured to create a weather proof 100% seal. If you modify the container in certain ways you may be compromising the inherent advantages associated with a water tight sealed container. Linked below is a list of common modifications to think about. When you speak to our slew manager, be very clear and specific about your modifications needs and expectations. http://azcontainers.com/modifications

Advantages associated with newer “one trip” containers.

Factory Paint.

These containers are manufactured, and painted in a controlled environment using multiple layer paint application. There are advantages of this process over the typical container refurbishment. These units are not old containers made to look newer. They are exactly what they look like, new containers. Refurbished containers can have rust issues under the paint. There are often rusty deteriorated steel containers with the rust simply painted over. Chances are you will also receive a container that was sprayed outdoors with water based paint which will only last a shorter amount of time then the factory paint. Not all refurbished units are bad containers. If the rust is ground off and the container is primered where the steel is exposed, you will not have issues with your refurbished container. Selecting a new container will take the guess work out of this completely.

No shipping label.

These containers are not painted bright colors with a shipping label company advertisement on them. They are typically solid one color and do not need to be repainted.

No let down and no surprises.

These containers are considered “like new” and you will not be surprised or have to worry about the condition your container(s) will be when they arrive at your location.

A few questions to first ask yourself before deciding to rent or buy a container…

How long do you plan on needing the container(s)? – This is a very important question because all major container rental companies have customers who rent containers for years and then do not understand why they do not own the container(s). Rental rates are structured as such that the rent does not apply towards the purchase of the container. Rental rates are very competitive and companies often lose money on delivery and pickup charges with the intention of making up for this loss in rental fees. The bottom line is that if you need the container for a few years or permanently you will be much better off purchasing a container.

Is your location adequate to host your container? – This is a very important question because there are requirements involved.

  1. Delivery space: Proper delivery space is required in order for the delivery of the container to be possible. As a general rule of thumb you will need twice the length of the container plus 10 feet in a straight line to deliver the container with a standard tilt bed “roll off” style truck bed or trailer. Adequate clearance and width is also required but the amount of length is typically the issue that tends to be a problem at delivery. It is very common for people to assume that because they have 40 ft of space they can accommodate a 40ft container.

b) Restrictions: Certain sub developments, cities and counties have restrictions against containers. It is normally up to you to research this fact. Most container companies cover multiple cities and areas and you cannot expect them to keep track of all municipal restrictions in multiple areas.

c) Location: The container needs to be in a good location. Is the location level? If not the doors may not function properly. If you plan to put your container in a location that is not level be prepared at delivery with wood blocks to assist the delivery driver in leveling the container. Adequate drainage? The areas should also have adequate drainage to avoid sinking.

What type of container condition are you expecting? In the container market there are good deals and there are really bad deals and everything in between. Good deals will most likely be a great container for a good price. If you come across a deal that is “too good to be true”, like in most other cases, it probably is. Make sure you are very clear with the company you choose; what you are expecting condition wise, what you plan to use the container for, and what you are expecting to pay total including tax and delivery. Container Alliance has done the work to choose trustworthy companies that are interested in your expectations, as a consumer it is your responsibility to tell them what you expect and what your needs are so the proper container can be selected for you. It is important to allow the experts to assist you in your purchase process.