Recently, the focus has been on shipping containers and their recycling. This trend has seen many people develop various applications for shipping containers, especially in regards to a shelter. One of such shelter applications that can be easily fabricated from shipping containers are car garages.
Shipping containers are reasonably priced because the expenses required to fabricate them for a garage, cost less than building a new garage; they are easy to use and maintain once moisture and rust are kept out. They offer reliable protection against theft and vandalism and more storage space. They are also quite easy to install because most of them are almost ready for use provided there is a firm ground upon which they can be placed.
The beauty of recycling shipping containers and the possibility of transforming one into a garage is due to the ease of fabricating them to fit specifications. Shipping containers can be easily modified with roll-up doors, vents, windows, electrical wiring, air conditioning, heat installation, insulation and drywall to make them fit multiple purposes. Shipping containers are excellent due to their modular shape, corrosion resistant steel and the ease of keeping them locked.
A shipping container turned into a car garage offers a safe store for your car and other possessions, but there are some pretty important things that you must consider before settling for one.
You need to measure the space available and the number of cars you need to accommodate. Shipping containers of 20 foot and above are ideal for garages.
Consider local laws and regulations as regards using shipping containers especially if there are size prohibitions or space restrictions.
The climatic condition of your container is necessary to take proper measures to preserve the container for extended periods.
Decide if you want to buy a new one or a used one. Used ones will have signs of wear and tear and will have cracks on their body. Although all of this can be easily fixed, they point to the fact that used ones are only fit for temporary uses. New ones will last longer.
Facilitating shipping containers requires proper and robust foundations. The best is a concrete slab foundation, but asphalt, wooden beam or steel pipe footing foundations are not a bad option.