Have you ever bought a shipping container or a conex box? They are available in many sizes and conditions throughout the Nashville, TN area. There are some things to know when considering which container is best for you. Here’s a basic guide to assist when considering a conex container.

Understand sizes

Conex containers come in two standard sizes, 20’ and 40’. You can buy new or used containers. The ideal size will be determined by how you will use it. The 20’ container works well for basic storage. 40’ conex boxes are big enough to use as storage and a living space.

Evaluate the condition

You will need to decide if doors and flooring are in good condition before buying a conex box. The floors can rot since they are made of wood. If there are signs of rotting or repairs make sure to ask. Look for rust or damage to the doors. Check for dents on the roof where water can pool and possibly weaken as a result of rust.

Assess the color and appearance

The general appearance of the conex box should be clean and well maintained. Keep in mind paint can conceal major issues beneath.

Wind and water tight

When the container is closed you should not see any light inside. If you see light this is a sign the container is not water and wind tight exposing your property to damage from the elements. Buy a container that will withstand the weather conditions it will be exposed to.

Ideal placement

Where are you going to place the container after purchasing? Custom modifications may be necessary to make sure the container is well suited to the specified space. Insulation, doors and windows are possible modifications depending on how you intend to use it.

Does it come with a guarantee?

Quality conex boxes are a valuable investment but they aren’t cheap. Request a guarantee from the supplier. A guarantee, in writing, can provide buyers protection if anything happens or is discovered after the purchase.

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