To help determine the storage container that’s best for your needs, let’s take a look at each size and its benefits.
10 Foot Containers
It might surprise people to hear that storage containers come in the 10 foot size, which is unusually small for storage. Shipping containers are normally available at 20×40 feet long and 8 feet wide. However, owing to the fact that some people may not require such large containers, there is need for smaller containers. This is why 10 foot containers are available, and they’re typically made by cutting down the larger 40 foot containers. The standard 10 foot container is 8 feet wide.
10 foot containers typically offer customized features. When they’re being cut down from 40 foot containers and reconstructed, a number of features can be included to suit the need of the owner. For example, it’s possible to include a special custom door, or the user can also decide to include various security features like fire resistant materials, firm alarms, partitions, security cameras and similar.
These smaller containers offer a number of benefits. It is a great use of space. There are some businesses that have things to store, but do not have enough space to keep large containers, which makes smaller containers more appealing. They’re the perfect option for areas with space restrictions. 10 foot containers are not as heavy as other large containers, so they are not very difficult to lift to the truck or ship. Their light weight also makes their transportation very easy.
Their small size makes them easy to pack and unpack. Besides being excellent for smaller businesses, these containers are also good for private and family use.
20 Foot Containers
20 foot containers have all the same features of 10 foot containers except that they’re larger. They are available in two types: standard size is 8 feet wide and 20 feet long, and cube size is 9 feet high and 20 feet long. They can be created by joining two 10 foot containers.
There are a number of advantages that come with using this particular size. Because 20 foot containers are of moderate size, they can be used for shipping items both locally and internationally. They can also be used for transportation via ship, land and air. They can be resold as secondhand containers and customized to meet any user’s needs.
40 Foot Containers
These are the largest size of standard containers and are typically constructed out of metal. The 40 foot size is best used for bigger storage needs by offices, homes, apartments and more. The containers’ large size makes it possible for a number of features to be included. They can be used for the transportation of goods as well as for storage purposes. A unit this big can be easily cut down to create smaller units. It is a good option for people into the exportation and importation of heavy machinery, vehicles, and other heavy items.