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Insulate a cargo container with a ceramic paint additive.

Cargo containers are large steel boxes that are loaded onto shipping freighters and trains. They are designed to be easily stacked on top of one another, as well as hold large amounts of weight. Though cargo containers are intended for shipping, they are sometimes used as ad-hoc garages or home storage spaces. No matter the intended use of a cargo container, they can have their walls insulated to keep in either warmth or cold. Standard fiberglass insulation doesn’t hold up well to the sometimes harsh environment cargo containers withstand. Instead, a coat of insulating paint can be added to the container’s interior.

Instructions

        1. Add the insulating additive to a gallon of paint in the ratio recommended by your particular additive’s instructions.

        2. Mix the paint and the additive with the paint stirrer. Make sure that this is done thoroughly, so that there are no clumps of additive in the paint, and it appears entirely smooth. Make any paint insulate Save 20% on your utility bills

        3. Paint the inside walls of the cargo container with the paint brush or spray. Make sure the cargo container’s doors are wide open when you are doing this. If you do not have adequate ventilation, you could become ill from the paint’s fumes.

        4. Allow the paint to dry overnight.

If your interested in a container for a project, contact AZ Containers in Phoenix at 602-723-9608 to see how the most basic steel box to a modified and customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, we'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.

If your interested in a container for a project, like the onsite or residential office or the mini-wharehouse, contact AZ Containers in Phoenix at 602-723-9608 to see how the most basic steel box to a modified and customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, we'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.

Ask about our RENT TO OWN Program.

Time was that trading in storage containers was straight forward.  Like many, we came into the business from the freight industry, knowing our way around containers and where we could buy the from when the shipping lines were finished with them.  It was all nice and straight forward.  Shipping lines bought lots of containers every year to use for cargo and they depreciated them every year until they had a low book value then when they arrived somewhere where there was a demand - they sold them.  There was a small market for secure site storage.  Then of course, people started making things with them, like anti-vandal cabins and later on self-storage using shipping containers came along.  In the meantime, the quality of containers increased dramatically and the storage and site services users demanded higher quality and there were some manufacturers that were only too happy to oblige and manufactured containers. The upshot is that there is a real mix of containers in the storage and site services market and those in the container resale business have to keep a sharp eye on how things are changing.

We now buy containers from shipping lines and manufacturers as well as buying them back from customers and also buying from auction sites. Types of containers have changed and expanded too.  As well as the 20ft, we can get up to the 48ft., reefers, half-heights, open tops, refrigerated, flatracks and others.

If your interested in a container for a project, contact AZ Containers in Phoenix at 602-723-9608 to see how the most basic steel box to a modified and customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, we'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.

Ask about our RENT TO OWN Program.

New ones and single trip containers for re-sale and storage were few and far between but that changed a few years back and re-sale of new containers became mainstream. 

We are finding many more containers available on sites as people either go out of business or look to cash in on assets that are no longer needed.  We have found ourselves buying back many that we have sold previously – and thankfully most of them are still in good nick!  A credit to our painters.  We like to keep a range in stock so we are just as happy to buy back a used unit as we are to buy in new ones – depending on customer requirements.  Whatever type of unit we supply we try to make sure it meets our customers requirements at the right price.

If your interested in a container for a project, contact AZ Containers in Phoenix at 602-723-9608 to see how the most basic steel box to a modified and customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, we'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.

Ask about our RENT TO OWN Program.

Supplying storage containers to sports clubs and school, college and university sports departments across the country is something is done regularly. We can  supplied football, rugby, cricket, archery, canoe, sailing, golf, tennis, rowing, athletics, running, hockey, bowls, gymnastics and trampolining clubs among others and even Homing pigeon and allotment societies. 

We can supply you with containers to store your athletic equipment for junior athletics, throws, jumps and strength and conditioning as well as hurdles and sprint equipment for runners.  The containers would be able to offer the range of storing for all your activities it does without having the space to store the equipment so now senior and junior athletes alike can benefit from a better range of equipment for training and competition and allows coaches to deliver higher added value sessions.  We feel sure you'll soon be back for another.

We have all the sizes to fit your needs.

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at our Phoenix Yard or call 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.

 

Many people mistakenly think that residential storage containers are only useful for those who are moving. On the contrary, storage units can be used year-round and come in handy when you least expect it. All homeowners alike can agree—there’s always a need for more room.

Here are 3 unique storage container uses you probably didn’t think of.

Outdoor Furniture Storage

In order to increase the lifetime of your outdoor furniture, it’s recommended that it be stored away during parts of the year and protected from harsher weather. While Phoenix storage containers may not have to protect your furniture from the snow, Monsoon season can wreak havoc on your outdoor furniture, and our scorching summer heat can have damaging effects as well. Let your outdoor furniture last by investing in a storage container.

Nursery Furniture Storage

Having a baby is an exciting time. Parents are often filled with joy as they decorate their nursery with cribs, dressers, play pens, and more. Eventually though, that newborn will grow out of the nursery furniture in their room. Parents who plan to have more children are often reluctant to sell or give their nursery furniture away, and rightfully so. With a storage container, you can keep your nursery furniture safe and out of sight until another baby comes along. This investment saves you more money than you think.

Home Remodeling Storage

Remodeling your home always seems like a great idea until you’re halfway through your first paint job and asking yourself, “Where do I put my stuff while this dries?” Instead of turning your home into a complex obstacle course, place your furniture in a storage container rental. Your furniture will remain paint, scratch, and dent-free while you work on your dream home. Once you’re done, just return the container.

In need of store containers in Phoenix? Contact AZ Containers today.

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 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 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 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 AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.