4 Reasons to Consider a Shipping Container Rental
Sep 2022

4 Reasons to Consider a Shipping Container Rental

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Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you just need more storage? Or is your warehouse overflowing with products? Maybe you purchased new factory equipment, and the old space can no longer hold everything you need. Are there old files and documents that need to be stored for a set amount of time prior to being destroyed?

You could just be looking to expand your office space, create a conference room, or even a training center depending on your industry. How about setting up a private suite for guests or VIPs to stay in when they come to your location for business?

Whatever the reason for expansion, shipping containers are versatile and are therefore able to offer a cost-effective, durable, environmentally friendly, and secure option.

Their durable build makes them tough and strong in any weather conditions. Being able to withstand hail, torrential rain, and even extreme hot and cold climates, shipping containers can be the solution to your problem.

Though limited for some rental containers, being customizable allows you to design them to suit your needs, even if you are just using them as short-term storage. So, why not make sure that it has weatherproof vents to ensure condensation does not get in and destroy those important files before their time, for example?

With rent-to-own options available on both used and new containers, a container rental is a great way to see what works for you before you purchase one.

1. Security is high and liability is low

One huge benefit to renting a shipping container is that the liability, maintenance, and security all fall with the rental company.

This means that they are responsible for ensuring your shipping container is secured without the additional need for security guards, and they are liable in the event anything should happen.

Should the container suffer any damage, the repair and maintenance costs are their responsibility as well.

Protecting your product and information in the container is a high priority and the stress can be huge. However, with everything being done and covered by the rental company, it helps to keep your costs down, your security up, and your stress at a minimum.

2. Keep your costs down and your wallet happy

Shipping containers are cheaper than constructing a specialty building for your needs or building an expansion to your existing property. Being already constructed and vacant, this cuts down your construction costs greatly.

As a temporary structure, a foundation doesn’t need to be built prior to the container being delivered. Should you then purchase the container, we recommend that one is laid. However, a foundation is not necessary for rental containers in order for them to be used.

With the flexibility to then be moved when needed, or taken away completely when no longer required, the cost to rent a container can be much less expensive than that of a storage facility.

You can have the container delivered right to your location. This removes the need to drive to multiple locations to access your stock, files, or even staff if you have people working out of it. This will save you time and money in the long run.

Renting a container also means that when you no longer need the extra space, it can be easily and quickly removed and the payments can stop. This flexibility is huge to any business, as you are only paying for what you need and when you need it.

3. You can test the container before purchase

Purchasing a container can be costly. With a rental, however, you can “try before you buy.” This allows you to see if the extra space will be of benefit and cost-effective in the long run.

While most rental containers have limited customization, you can get a feel for how they function in most weather conditions, as well as how they look at your location.

Being easy to transport and coming in a variety of sizes ranging from 20’, 40’, and 40’ High Cube (HC), used and new, you can see what options are available for your needs. If the size you picked for the rental is too big or small, you can easily change this for another size and style.

There is the option to get double-wide containers, giving you extra space all on one level, instead of stacking them. This is practical, especially when looking at a warehouse or even office space.

You can also see the positive environmental impact that a shipping container has on you and your business. With less construction involved, the carbon footprint in creating the container is heavily reduced, and running costs are kept to a minimum as less energy is required to power an office that’s set up in the container.

4. Easy to set up and take down

As they are ideal for temporary storage, a foundation doesn’t need to be laid prior to placing the container. This means we can move it at a moment’s notice, and without incurring additional costs in filling in the space left when the container is removed.

The most work would be the setting up of your office, running power to the unit, or moving your product into the container if it is being used as additional storage space.

Let the Expansion Begin

Sigma Container Corporation has a wide variety of prefabricated or blank containers (both new and used) ready to get you started with your expansion or new space, ranging from 20’, 40’, and 40’ HC in size.

To ensure that the location is safe for the container and that the right size is ordered, our dedicated team visits the site to review it and discuss options with you. Safety is our priority, as well as ensuring your needs are met.

If you want more information, or to begin the process of renting a container and reducing your environmental footprint, you can contact us online, or call us at 1-877-225-7762 to get started today.

Tom Bray is a freelance writer with over five years experience writing for online publications and over ten years in business and sales. He studied journalism and media and has written for various online outlets on multiple topics. His specialty subjects are shipping containers and transport logistics.

Tom’s passion for writing and transport logistics motivates him to provide frequent direct marketing content that can show you how a shipping container can be effectively utilized and modified to each person’s needs.

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