Shipping containers are one of the most durable investments for your business. These containers last decades and they offer a lot of use. However, it is essential to maintain the container, especially the roof, to get the most out of it. Here are the top roof maintenance tips for your shipping containers.
Shipping Containers: Roof Maintenance
Keep It Clean
Cleanliness is one of the most important things to maintain any object or asset. Too much dirt and debris can affect the structural integrity of your roof. That is why you need to remove ice, snow, water, dirt, debris, and dust. If moisture is left sitting for too long, it may lead to the thinning of the roof. Water and ice can also lead to a mold problem in your shipping containers. So again, it is best to keep it clear. Use water, a hose, and a broom, to get rid of the accumulated debris on the roof. Once you do, your shipping container will last you for a long time.
Avoid Stacking Things On The Roof
Many businesses store large items on the roof of the shipping container, but this practice should be avoided entirely. Setting stuff on the top will affect the structural integrity of your shipping containers, weakening the roof. However, if you need to stack things on the roof, ensure it is reinforced, and the weight is evenly distributed. Don’t overload it as it will weaken the top, and it will cost you more to repair it in the long run.
Don’t Alter The Roof
It is best not to alter the existing roof system of the shipping containers. They are designed to allow for proper drainage and maintain structural integrity. Cutting holes or changing the roof might lead to problems that will affect the quality and use of the shipping container. If you want your shipping container to last a long time, you should let the roof system be as it is. It will allow the container to be safe and ensure that you get the most use of it for a long time.
Whether you have a new container or a used one, regular maintenance will always extend its life. Follow the above tips to get the most out of yours. For more information on purchasing shipping containers, contact Southeast Containers at 615-450-6005. We can select the best container from our sizeable on-site inventory to meet your business needs.