Unlike typical rollup door storage units often used at self-storage facilities, at Storage Solutions we offer shipping containers at both our locations. Our Milton self storage location is 100% comprised of shipping containers and our Woodstock self storage location offers 8x20 outdoor storage containers.
Why shipping containers? Because of their design, construction and size!
Shipping containers are specifically designed to be stacked, portable, and are constructed from corrugated metal sheets that are welded together. They are put through rigorous quality assurance tests for water resistance, vibration and impact so each storage container can withstand moisture, salt and extreme weather conditions.
In terms of their size, the most common sizes globally are 20’ long x 8’ wide x 8’ tall and 40’ long x 8’ wide x 8’ tall. To put that into perspective, a 20' can hold approximately 3,500 shoe boxes and a 40' “high cube” can hold around 8,400 shoe boxes.
While this may seem exorbitant, it’s all necessary because their primary use is to transport cargo across the vast and unpredictable oceans. From extravagant luxury cars to everyday household items to electronics, statistics report that almost 90% of the world’s cargo is transported on a ship via shipping containers.
As shipping containers are retired from the shipping industry they have been put to some awesome alternate uses such as self-storage units and portable storage containers. Here at Storage Solutions, the containers we use are what are called 'one trip' containers. They literally have made a single trip and then are retired. These containers are essentially brand new and are as ‘new’ as you can get here in North America.
Amazingly, there are millions of shipping containers in circulation today. People have embraced them and realized that they are excellent building blocks for homes, offices, workshops, restaurants and even villages. They’re even used for pools these days! TV shows like Container Wars, Container Homes and Containables come up with some cool transformations.
So, why do we use shipping containers as self-storage units?
If you want to learn more about our self-storage containers, are interested in buying your own storage container or would like to arrange a tour of either our Milton self storage or Woodstock self storage facility, text, call or email us today. For ease and convenience, you can virtually tour of self-storage facilities and the many different sizes of self-storage units we have for rent online.
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