Most businesses prefer to rent instead of buy when it comes to renting a storage container. Along with being convenient it is affordable too. Everyone does not want to own a huge steel box. These tips can be helpful before you shop for rentals in your area. You need to find out whether you need permission or not
Permitting requirements by moving companies will vary based on your city, county and neighbour hood codes. If the container is not going to be a permanent structure on your property in that case you will probably need to obtain a temporary use permit.
Know about the delivery fee
Cost of delivery is one area where the hidden fees can be added up quickly. The mileage between the container and your property will decide the delivery fees. The greater the mileage, the more you are going to pay.
Decide what size you need
20 footers and 40 footers are the two standard lengths in which storage containers come. But customized storage containers are also offered by some suppliers. As compared to customize storage containers the dimensions of standard containers are different because of its dimension that varies per supplier.
Always know what features are important to you.
Some of the most common features include:
Different types of doors are another popular feature of customized storage containers. Some suppliers also offer an option of single or double doors, as well as roll-up doors or open/shut doors while many offer the option of single or double door entry.
Premium locking mechanism
Many suppliers offer an advanced locking mechanism but most containers come with a standard lock. The working of an internal locking system is very similar to a bank vault and access to the advanced lock can only be with a key that will release the internal mechanism. Inspect the container
It is important to know about the following in the world of customized storage containers as all the containers are not created equal:
Severe rust–Severe rust will eat away at the steel and cause holes to form in your container and rust is something that will happen so a fresh paint job can prevent it.
Dents–If the dents are deep they will lead to rust and leakage further while some dents are expected. Be sure to see the top of the containers and even inspect all sides of the container.
Inspection–You might consider hiring an inspector to do the job for you if you cannot physically inspect the container yourself. It’s important to know what quality of container you are getting if you are renting long-distance.
Chemicals–Chemical treatment is done with most shipping containers to ensure they are water-proof and wind-tight for shipping cargo. Find out the grade of a container. Based on condition, age and miles travelled every customized shipping container is given a grade.
Unless you ask suppliers about this information they may not offer it to you even they are having it. Especially for long-term use it is helpful to know the age and history of the container before buying.