Lighting Considerations for Customized Storage Containers

 

Finally, the decision is made and the order for that long dreamed about backyard studio or shop is about to be placed. The visions about settling in front of an easel, sipping morning coffee while gazing at the garden through the new office door, or firing up the power tools for woodworking projects are about to come true. All that is needed is to place the order with Container Stop for that storage container Monterey home and business owners have been talking about. The ever-growing versatility of storage containers Monterey and nearby areas has been turning to for extra space is unlimited thanks to Container Stop. The experienced staff at Container Stop not only delivers the customized container, they do the modifications needed for the perfectly repurposed storage container Monterey living has inspired.

Before completing the online quote request for Container Stop, take some time to think about answers to these two questions:

  • What do you need for your custom container?
  • Can your provide any other information to help us with your inquiry?

Answers to these questions are the guidelines the Container Stop crew finds helpful for making the needed modifications. Studios, offices and workshops all have unique lighting needs. Safety and productivity are at the top of the list that can bring the most enjoyment and satisfaction from the new space. Having windows and light fixtures installed where you need them it is going to:

  • Reduce or eliminate dependency on extension cords. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSO) there are about 4,000 injuries every year that are associated with extension cords. About half of the injuries are fractures, sprains and bumps and bruises that are treated in hospital emergency rooms.
  • Increase visibility by being able to direct light to where it is needed when it is needed.
  • Help make sure that power tools are used safely.
  • Prevent tripping and stumbling when walking to or from the house after dark.
  • Reduce the possibility of eye strain.

Windows are an excellent source of natural light. Placement of windows, perhaps including skylights or glass sliding doors, overhead lighting, lamps and outdoor lighting is going to increase satisfaction with the new workspace. Think about the following:

  • Where are you going to do the most work and what is the best primary light for that work? If you are painting or sketching, at least one skylight along with large windows might be order as well as artificial lighting that can be directed on the work.
  • Remember that plenty of light is essential when running power tools.
  • Computer work, writing and reading are all improved and eye strain reduced by the right kind of non-glaring lighting in the right places.
  • Are you planning on a storage closet, storage under a workbench or bookcases? Lighting in those areas might be beneficial. It’s much easier to find what you are looking for when a light is shining directly in the space.
  • Is overhead lighting going to work best in some areas of the workspace and desk or hanging lamps better in another?
  • Where will window placement be of the most benefit?
  • Remember to also include where electric outlets will need to be placed so there is someplace to plug in lamps and tools, and switch the lights on and off.

Planning for permit and zoning requirements for storage containers

–To get the best use of your Atascadero storage container, be sure to learn about your city or county’s zoning requirements. Some cities might only allow a storage container in certain places or might prohibit even a temporary container in a driveway. Rural areas might be very liberal about where the container is placed or its size. Some zoning requires a minimum amount of acreage or lot size. If you live in a rural neighborhood that has formed a homeowner’s association (HOA), your container project might be subject to some additional requirements that are listed in the covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs).

Nothing is more frustrating then to be part way into a great project only to have the government knocking on your door with warnings and threats of fines. Before starting your container project, call your city or county’s planning department and ask a few questions. Keep in mind that some zoning regulations might use the term “shipping” or “cargo” container instead of “storage.”

Some of the questions you may want to ask include:

1. What size of storage container can you have at your address?

2. Where can you place the container? Whether you are using it in a residential area or a commercial area may determine where you can put it.

3. What if your plans call for more than one container? How many can you have on your property?

4. Do you need a permit to set up a storage container on your property? Depending on how you are customizing your container, you may need a building permit. Connecting to a public electric supply, installing a pad, even grading to level the ground it will be on are things that might require a permit.

5. Is your container for temporary use or do you plan on it being a permanent addition to your property?

6. Are there any safety requirements? An all steel container might be fire resistant, but things like leaving a safe exit distance between the doorway and an adjoining building can make a difference during an earthquake or some other natural disaster.

Knowing what your local zoning requirements are before starting your project help you make some important decisions, especially if you are having your container customized. You will be able to modify your plans before the installation, saving time and minimizing unexpected expenses.

Here at Container Stop, we are always ready to answer your questions and provide as much assistance as possible. Give us a call at (805) 441-0883.

You can also request an online quote. <http://www.containerstop.com/request-a-quote/.

Paso Robles Storage Container Provider, Container Stop, Announces Launch Of New Website Designed By Access Publishing

Container Stop, a Paso Robles storage container provider, has recently announced the launch of a new website designed by Access Publishing, publishers of Paso Robles Daily News, Atascadero Daily News, and SLO County Visitor’s Guide. The new website features a wide array of new tabs, including a gallery, home page, contact information, and request a quote, where visitors can email Container Stop for a quote on rentals or purchases.

The new website offers a sleek, well-formatted design and offers useful information about the company, the owner, Garett Crocker, and the multiple means of contacting them. Included on the home page is a link to their Facebook and Twitter, accordion tabs with information regarding phone support and their shipping containers, links to the websites of companies who have worked with Container Stop in the past such as Ancient Peaks Winery, Carefree Pools, Clautiere Vineyards, Monterey Peninsula College, and Margarita Adventures, as well as a tab which allows the user to “Request a Quote.”

The “Request a Quote” tab takes the user to another page, where one can fill out information such as name, email, company or organization (if applicable), delivery address, city, state, and contact information, as well as desired specifications for the containers needed such as how many, container type (standard dry, chassis, refrigerated, or all), the size of the container needed (10 foot, 30 foot, and 40 foot offered), whether a rental or sale is needed, option for a cargo worthy shipping certification, and whether or not one has the means necessary to unload the containers such as a forklift and an option to provide further information necessary to help provide a price quote.

The Gallery tab takes users to a page that features pictures of some of the shipping containers offered by Container Stop and also showcases some of the modifications that have been made to the containers and are offered by Container Stop. In many of the pictures modifications such as standard doors, windows with shutters, and even pull-up doors to make mini storages out of the containers.

Container Stop
Container Stop is a Paso Robles Storage Container company started by local and Cal Poly graduate Garett Crocker to fulfill a need in the Central Coast and North County for outdoor, mobile storage. They offer fairly priced shipping containers as well as modification services to suit whatever needs customers may have. Container Stop ships all throughout California, and will even ship out of state, but offers free delivery to local orders. For all of Paso Robles shipping container needs, think Container Stop.

Container Stop
5873 Stockdale Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 441-0883

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Why should you choose Container Stop for your modified Paso Robles storage container project?

–In the past couple of years, the numbers of uses for storage and shipping containers has seen a drastic increase through modifications. While these containers were previously used strictly for shipping and storing large shipments, nowadays, people have found use for them as sheds, studios, garages, and even homes.

Container Stop has been meeting the demands for modified Paso Robles Storage Containers in the Central Coast. With various sizes of storage containers located right here in Paso Robles, Container Stop has seen a high demand for container modifications. So why should you choose Container Stop?

Composed of experienced modification experts.

For any project, simple or complicated, you always want someone experienced. If that person doesn’t know what they’re doing, how well might the final project come out? This is something you don’t have to worry about when you choose Container Stop!

“We have been doing a lot of modified containers lately. This is when you start with a standard size unit like 20 foot or 40 foot and cut it down to a custom length or add modifications for specific purposes,” said Garett Crocker, owner of Container Stop.

“We can cut to any length and add windows, doors, vents, and paint it any color. For example, if wineries need a secure place to store chemicals under lock and key, we’ll build a secondary wall in the container and install a door to separate the chemicals and maintain the safety of the workers by creating a separate room to store the chemicals in.” he continued.

Affordability.

One of the most attractive features of modified storage containers is the affordability. For example, many wineries have found that instead of building a new room entirely, it can be more beneficial and less costly to use modified Paso Robles storage containers with isolation, air conditioning units, and wood siding for tasting rooms. And with many modifications available, these modified containers can feel just as homey as any!

A reputation for satisfaction!

In the past, Container Stop has done several modified container projects throughout the Central Coast for companies such as Alliance Trucking, Ocean Mist Farms, and more, ranging from basic modifications such as offices, shops, lunch rooms, and garages to more complicated projects like kitchens, coolers, and dry storage areas.

 

Paso Robles Modified Storage Containers

With their popularity constantly growing and demand for modified containers on the rise, who knows what they’ll be capable of in the coming year. Constantly taking on new projects, Container Stop is always expanding their skills and learning to modify containers in ways previously unthinkable! For your next shipping container modification, give us a call at (805) 441-0883!

Tips to consider when buying a storage container

In this day and age, the usage of San Luis Obispo storage containers is no longer limited to shipping out large cargo. Both new and used shipping containers have seen a large variety of uses for other purposes, ranging from houses to garages to art studios to home storages. The ideas for conversions grow in number year by year. With a surplus of shipping containers all throughout the United States, there are plenty of deals to be found.

In California, however, particularly in the Central Coast, there are very few storage container providers, so it can be highly beneficial to know what to scout out for when looking to rent or purchase a shipping container. San Luis Obispo Storage Container provider Container Stop is the premiere source for storage containers on the Central Coast.
Tips to consider:

What will the container be used for?

There are many kinds of shipping containers ranging in a wide variety of sizes, durability, material, and condition. These are factors that one should take into consideration when in-the-market for a storage container depending on what the intended use is. For example, if the intended purpose is to convert a used container into a home, the scent of the interior may be a deal-breaker.
While minor issues like this can be easily fixed, some more major factors such as ventilation can be a little more costly to remedy. If planning to buy a used container, knowing the stats and history can be a huge step forward in achieving the desired results.

Where will the container(s) be put?
Location can have more of an effect on the cost of containers than one might think. For example, if the cheapest container provider is, say, 50 miles away, the cost of the delivery or truck rental combined with the cost of the container may wind up being greater than or equal to the cost of the more expensive, local shipping container dealer. Don’t let the price of the container itself cloud judgment, be sure to weigh the costs of both before making the final decision.

Should the container be protected?
Lastly, the amount of protection that comes with a container can be very important as well. Odds are, upon buying the container one won’t immediately begin the desired project. Until then, and even while in progress, it’s highly important that the container is protected. If the shipping container doesn’t come with a lock, consider having a lockbox installed or buying a chain and heavy duty padlock.

Container Stop
5873 Stockdale Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 441-0883

5 Things to Know Before Building a Storage Container Home

–In the past couple of years, Morro Bay storage containers have seen a variety of uses previously unimagined. One of the most popular alternative uses for them is the building of sustainable, livable housing projects! This makes perfect sense when you think about it, after all, storage containers such as those found here at Container Stop are relatively cheap, durable, and conveniently sized; in essence, each individual container is a potential room, meaning you can build your home the way you want it.

However, with Storage Container Homes still being a new concept in housing, there are few who possess the expertise necessary to build one as well as perform the modifications for things such as electricity, windows, and plumbing. Fortunately, we here at Container Stop are well-versed and fully capable of performing such modifications to our Morro Bay storage containers. And at that, we bring you these 5 tips to consider before taking on a storage container home project.

1. Inspect the containers before buying, or purchase entirely new containers. Storage containers generally vary in price depending on how many times they’ve been used. When you’re building a home with these things, it’s important that the containers you’re buying are in good shape. After all, buying a container at a good price is irrelevant if it’s unusable for the intended purpose.

2. Know your rules. Laws in each country, as you know, vary. This means that the guidelines for a container home in the U.S. may not follow the same regulations as a container home in Norway or France. Read up on your rules and regulations, container homes are just as susceptible to fires and other disasters as conventional homes.

3. Find a contractor that can handle the entire project. Making a container home is a step-by-step process. You’re gonna have to find a container salesman, perform the modifications, and then do the interior. Ideally you’d like to find a contractor that can do all of these things. That’s where we come in. Container Stop can deliver your containers, as well as perform modifications such as installing windows, pipes, and electricity to speed up the process.

4. Understand the market. What many people don’t know is that shipping containers actually come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Try to map out your plans for your home before purchasing the containers.

5. Know how to insulate. Morro Bay Storage Containers are susceptible to condensation during cold weather. Your best bet at combating this is to properly insulate the container, this is also crucial for maintaining heat if you don’t have ventilation systems installed.

For your storage container modification needs, call Container Stop at (805) 441-0883!

Paso Robles Storage Container provider announces the launch of a new website

–Container Stop, Paso Robles storage container providers, has recently announced the launch of a new website designed by Access Publishing, publishers of Paso Robles Daily News, Atascadero Daily News, and SLO County Visitor’s Guide. Their new website features a wide array of new tabs, including a gallery, home page, contact information, and request a quote, where visitors can email Container Stop for a quote on rentals or purchases.

The new website offers a sleek, well-formatted design and offers useful information about the company, the owner, Garett Crocker, and the multiple means of contacting them. Included on the home page is a link to their Facebook and Twitter, accordion tabs with information regarding phone support and their shipping containers, links to the websites of companies who have worked with Container Stop in the past such as Ancient Peaks Winery, Carefree Pools, Clautiere Vineyards, Monterey Peninsula College, and Margarita Adventures, as well as a tab which allows the user to “Request a Quote.”

The “Request a Quote” tab takes the user to another page, where one can fill out information such as name, email, company or organization (if applicable), delivery address, city, state, and contact information, as well as desired specifications for the containers needed such as how many, container type (standard dry, chassis, refrigerated, or all), the size of the container needed (10 foot, 30 foot, and 40 foot offered), whether a rental or sale is needed, option for a cargo worthy shipping certification, and whether or not one has the means necessary to unload the containers such as a forklift and an option to provide further information necessary to help provide a price quote.

The Gallery tab takes users to a page that features pictures of some of the shipping containers offered by Container Stop and also showcases some of the modifications that have been made to the containers and are offered by Container Stop. In many of the pictures modifications such as standard doors, windows with shutters, and even pull-up doors to make mini storages out of the containers.

Container Stop
Container Stop is a Paso Robles Storage Container company started by local and Cal Poly graduate Garett Crocker to fulfill a need in the Central Coast and North County for outdoor, mobile storage. They offer fairly priced shipping containers as well as modification services to suit whatever needs you may have. Container Stop ships all throughout California, and will even ship out of state, but offers free delivery to local orders. For all of your shipping container needs, think Container Stop.

Container Stop
5873 Stockdale Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 441-0883

Press release by San Luis Obispo SEO company Access Publishing, 806 9th Street, #2D, Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 226-9890.

6 Ways to Secure Your Arroyo Grande Storage Containers

Here at Container Stop, our Arroyo Grande storage containers have the strength and endurance to withstand shipping, storage, and handling. They range from large reusable steel boxes used for intermodal consignments, to the universal crimped boxes most of us are familiar with. Many people have taken to using these containers as an alternative to rental storage units, and some have even found ways to turn storage containers into innovative housing.

It is crucial that with these containers you secure them and keep them safe from thieves and vandals; here are 6 ways to assure their safety brought to you by Container Stop!

1. Lockboxes for your shipping containers. As many of us know, padlocks will not always keep your items safe, as many people can bust a padlock open with something as simple as a hammer. Unlike padlocks, lockboxes will are big steel boxes that simply cannot be tampered with; it’s near impossible to break through these! A lockbox will keep your padlock out of view and inaccessible to lock cutters, they’re inexpensive and easy to install.

2. Inner bolts are like deadbolts for your Arroyo Grande storage containers. Inner bolts are somewhat similar to deadbolts found in the doors of most houses; they are made of very solid steel that enables them to provide extra security to all types of containers. They lock the containers from the inside, making it near impossible to remove them from their position unless you can access them.

3. Crossbar locks: quick and easy. Crossbar locks are easily installable within seconds without welding; they prevent the primary doors’ handle from turning. Crossbar locks are designed so that even if someone were to succeed in cutting the padlock, they cannot get into the container.

4. Nothing says secure like an alarm system. No matter what for, alarm systems are always the best form of security; Traditional alarm systems can be used if your container is in close proximity to a building or phone line because they need an electrical connection or on-site landline. There’s also the GSM container alarm, which allows your 24-hour remote monitoring and wireless installation capabilities through the mobile phone network.

5. Perimeter fencing will keep those thieves and vandals at bay! Large perimeter fencing is made up of metal mesh and bars and in a row of razor wire at the top, making it incredibly difficult to climb. It won’t necessarily stop intruders, but come on, who’s really willing to climb a 9-foot fence topped off with razor wire?

For your Arroyo Grande storage containers, call Container Stop at (805) 441-0883