Did you know the word “garage” derives from the French word “garer?” The word means “to park.” According to the latest government statistics, about two-thirds of all U.S. households have a garage or carport. A garage is great for parking and protecting your cars. For many people, a garage is also a great storage area, work area, and even a play area in bad weather.
If you don’t have the luxury of a garage, but an addition seems too expensive, consider a shipping container converted into a garage. Shipping containers will usually be more versatile and less expensive than a traditional addition.
Discover the advantages of converting your shipping container into a garage here.
Shipping Containers Are Secure
A car is a big investment and it’s nice to keep it secure. Parking on the street leaves your car available for thieves and vandals. Shipping containers are usually more secure than most garages because of the way they are constructed. A shipping container resists corrosion and is a big, metal box. When you add a sturdy lock to it, its almost impossible to break into.
On top of being a safe place for your car, it’s also a safe place for expensive equipment such as art, woodworking or yard equipment. Store them safely in a shipping container garage.
Another great thing about shipping containers is that they’re customizable. You can add in shelves, drywall, or any type of interior you want.
You only have to make sure you’ve got the interior insulated. Shipping containers are watertight and windproof but they do need insulation to make them comfortable. If you want windows, you can add those too.
There are many ways to build a garage from shipping containers. If you have a small area and don’t need a lot of storage, you can opt for one container. Converting a shipping container to a one-car garage is should be relatively simple.
Need something bigger? Shipping containers are modular units. You can place two containers parallel to each other leaving the amount of room you want for storage in the middle. Then add a roof and you’ve got two big, secure storage areas with a carport in between.
Easy Maintenance and Eco-Conscious
Shipping containers offer easy maintenance. Once your shipping container garage is set up, there isn’t a lot of upkeep worries. Sweep it out now and then and you’re good to go! Shipping containers are sustainable for architecture because they’re recycled or upcycled. By using a shipping container, you’re keeping it out of the landfill.
They also don’t use concrete or cement which is toxic to the environment. You can opt for a steel pipe foundation or a wooden beam foundation which are better for the environment than a concrete slab.
Opt for a Secure, Eco-Conscious Shipping Container Garage
As you can see a shipping container garage is safe, secure, budget friendly and completely customizable. They’re also a great eco-conscious option. So, are you ready for an affordable solution to a new garage addition? Contact Equipment Management Services in the Houston and Dallas, Texas areas today.