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5 Things to Know Before Building a Storage Container Home

Posted on February 29, 2016 by Container Stop
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What 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.

5 Things Consider Before Building a Storage Container Home

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 800-674-9343!

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