Where To Buy Insulated Shipping Containers

Interested In Insulated Shipping Boxes?

Container Stop can help secure insulated shipping containers for you. In fact, we sell a lot of insulated containers for refrigeration purposes. These come insulated, but we can absolutely add new cooling systems if and when needed. (Insulating a container for a “mini home” is done a little differently. Call us for details!)

Quick note: When we refer to “insulated shipping boxes” in this blog piece, we’re talking about shipping containers. Why? Because a lot of people out there are in the market for insulated shipping containers but are searching for (what they call) insulated shipping boxes. So we want to be ready for them when they search!

Container Stop is the best in the business. We can get you just about whatever you need in the shipping container world. Plus, we can bring it to you, and customize it with a whole host of sweet amenities.

Standard shipping boxes are in a variety of sizes: usually 10 feet, 20 feet, 40 feet, and 45 feet long. But at Container Stop, we can provide you with a shipping box of just about any size. Need a 15-footer? Yep, we can do that! Want more than just an insulated box? Let us add windows, doors, lighting, and plumbing fixtures to make it truly your own.

Contact Container Stop with any questions.

OK, on with the post!

Insulated Shipping Containers

Manufacturers create insulated shipping boxes to transport items that require refrigeration. Other times, they’re used to ship products that may not need refrigeration but do need to be kept within a specific range of temperatures.

But why buy a shipping container in the first place? There are tons of reasons!

  • Environmentally friendly (see our blog post on energy efficiency)
  • They can be customized for luxury
  • Can be combined into multi-unit complexes or multi-unit storage sites
  • Can be used for retail overstock maintenance
  • They can be obtained for very little money
  • Can be considered for alleviating cities’ housing and homeless crises

Some sources estimate that at any given time there are literally hundreds of millions of shipping containers sitting empty and unused around the world.

Pricing for Insulated Shipping Containers

Insulated shipping containers are sometimes available for bargain prices. Contact Container Stop today to ask about what we can procure for you. There’s a chance that we can find a used insulated shipping box for you that will have thicker walls, double-sealed and insulated doors, and even ceiling insulation.

Of course, some buyers secure a shipping container and then insulate it themselves. We only recommend such an undertaking if you have experience with building or general contracting.

Container Stop

Superb workmanship, flexible and helpful customization, and 100% customer satisfaction are the top priorities at Container Stop. Regardless of what you need or where you are, we will work with you to solve your shipping container needs.

Container Stop even has shipping containers in like-new condition. They’re sometimes called “one-trippers.” The only trip they make is to the United States. They look great, are still sturdy as heck, and the paint is often just like new!

Insulated shippers allow for a high degree of control of the temperature within the unit. That means it won’t get scorching hot in the summer or frigid cold in the winter.

Call Container Stop today! We look forward to serving you.

States that allow shipping container homes

For many of us, the American Dream means having somewhere to call our own. A king or Queen and their castle. But in more populous areas of the country, space for housing is at a premium. Some cities have capped the amount of new single-family residences that can be built to spur multi-family construction.

The state of Oregon is even considering allowing four homes on lots currently zoned for single-family homes in cities with a population of 10,000 or more. In Minneapolis, zoning for single-family homes is on the way out. Other municipalities throughout the country are considering similar regulations or bans to combat the housing crunch as well as sprawl.

So what states allow shipping container homes? The answer is most, if not all, are considering it if not already allowing it. From Montana to Missouri to Mississippi to Massachusetts (as well as Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, and Maryland). But the more important question is if your county or city allows shipping containers homes.

Interested in a custom-made shipping container for a tiny home? Contact your city or county planner to see if it’s possible. You will still need to follow all zoning and building codes and additional regulations, including:

  • Foundations
  • Utilities (electricity/plumbing)
  • Setbacks
  • Ceiling heights
  • Primary/accessory zoning
  • And more.

Tiny Home Revolution

Over the past decade, tiny home popularity has exploded. Builders have been designing and constructing 300-square-foot homes as accessory dwelling units or even stand-alone homes on a piece of property.

That’s where shipping containers come in. A 40-foot shipping container comes in at just around 300-square feet. All shipping containers are 8-feet-wide on the outside, so interior sizes can slightly vary depending on wall thickness, insulation, and other factors. High-cube containers are 9 ½ feet tall, 12 inches taller than standard containers. Every inch counts after all.

Container Stop has been selling, designing, and custom building shipping containers for storage, offices, and even rooftop bars. We can install doors, windows, and utilities to your exact specifications and deliver the final product. If you have done your research and are ready to move into a shipping container home, give us a call. As we like to say, “It’s our box, but it’s your dream.”

Floors and Sub-Floors for Storage Containers in Monterey

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–Storage containers are a great way to get a little bit of extra room for your furniture, clothing or other items. Monterey storage containers company Container Stop offers a wide variety of customized storage containers and pride themselves on their amazing customer services throughout the delivery and purchasing process.

However, before you just plop that storage container anywhere on your property, you should make a few considerations. One big consideration to make is if you should put the container on the ground or raised up on a slab or a foundation of some kind. Generally, it is a good idea to keep it suspended off the ground.
So why is it recommended that your storage container be raised off the ground a little bit. Well, this blog post will go over a few of the many reasons why.

To avoid mud and flooding

The last thing you want is to have mud or water seeping into your storage container and ruining your furniture or other belongings that are currently being stored. If you lay your container directly on the ground, there is often limited protection from the elements if it rains outside. However, if your container is suspended or raised off the ground, the mud or pooling/flooding water likely won’t be able to get into the container as easily.

To protect the contents of the container

While mud and water can damage your belongings, they are not the only potential harmful thing that can reach your contents. Rust can certainly affect some of the items, and mold and mildew can begin to accumulate if the container sits on the ground. Your contents can only get as clean and protected as the unit itself, so you want to keep it in pristine condition.

To increase air flow

If damp items or structures sit on the ground for too long without movement, it can be a breeding ground for mold and mildew. To prevent that from happening, keeping your storage container propped up can help sufficient air flow to pass, which will keep the foundation of the container in the best condition possible. Also, having a gap under the container will also help the storage container to be more mobile if you ever need to move it. If it is straight on the ground, it could be tough to get under it to move it.

Interested in Monterey storage containers? If so, be sure to reach out of Container Shop, one of the best locally owned and operated storage companies in the state. Check out their website or call them at 800-674-9343.