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  • Most shipping containers have small vents installed when they come out of the factories, but those vents don’t always work ideally in residential or commercial storage situations. If this is the case for you, and you’re storing items that are sensitive to humidity or wide ranges of daily heat changes, it could be well advised to install larger vents that allow for wide changes to tempe ...
  • Over a year into the updated regulations regarding the change from solvent based paints to waterborne paints, much has been learned about how the paints behave and how the changes will impact the shipping container industry, the environment, and the containers themselves. Better for the Environment The obvious impact to changing to waterborne paints is the effect that it has on the environment ...
  • As a heatwave loosens its grip on the North Eastern United States going into the summer, it's a good time to think about how to manage extreme heat that can build up in a shipping container. Most items stored in shipping containers can take the heat; such as grains, farming equipment, construction supplies, but some more sensitive things like wooden furniture, antiques, and other household goods m ...
  • If you buy a used shipping container, chances are that the floor has some form of peeling or cracking on the surface, often referred to as delamination. In some cases, it's not a big deal, however it's always good to keep an eye on the situation and address it before it large problem. Reasons to Repair or Replace Shipping Container Floors Everyone thinks that shipping container floors are coate ...
  • It seems like shipping containers are in the news on a weekly, if not daily, basis recently. If it's not an article about shipping containers falling overboard, it's a story about recycled shipping containers being converted into some type of container house or office space. No matter the reason, any time containers are in the news it raises the visibility of the industry and gives people new idea ...
  • We all know that shipping containers are durable steel boxes, but you really considered why they're so durable, even long after they're no longer being used to carry cargo around the world? Shipping containers are designed to be carried back and forth across the oceans carrying the things that make our everyday life more convenient; things like clothing and bedding, flat screen televisions and ...
  • Painting a shipping container can be a lot easier, and cheaper, than you may think, especially if you plan it out properly and make sure it's done the right way the first time. There are many reasons to paint your shipping container. The most obvious is aesthetic reasons, if you're going to have to look at it every day for several years you don't want an eye sore sitting on your property that ...
  • Once a shipping container is set on the ground, it's very difficult to move to a new position. If you are able to chain up to the corner casting and drag the container to a new position you run the risk of gouging the pavement, concrete, or other surface that the container is sitting on. Until container skates came along. What is a Container Skate? A shipping container skate is a plastic block ...
  • Lots of people use shipping containers for storage, but there are some clever people getting very creative and maximizing every square foot available in, and around, their storage containers – and they're using simple steel or wooden trusses to do it. The first question to address is why would you want to put a trussed roof span on two shipping containers? The quick and simple answer is to c ...
  • Last week we mentioned that all new shipping containers built in 2017 would be painted with waterborne paint, and since then we’ve taken several questions on what the difference is between waterborne paints, water based paints, and solvent paints. And to be honest, there isn’t a huge difference in the first two, but there is a difference between waterborne/water based paints and solven ...
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