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3 Questions to Ask When Buying or Renting A Used Storage Container

Check out these three questions you should ask when buying or renting a used storage container.

Check out these three questions you should ask when buying or renting a used storage container.

Renting or buying a used storage container can be the right decision for you, but it’s important to know exactly what to ask to make sure you are getting a good deal. At Allied Trailers, we offer customers the option to rent or buy both new and used storage containers to ensure we meet their needs and demands. Continue reading for a few questions you should ask when buying a used storage container.

Is The Container Is Good Condition?

The first question you’ll want to ask when renting a used storage container is if it is in solid condition. A reputable company will be able to provide you with information on how it was previously used, any damages it has obtained, and what climate elements it was exposed to. The container shouldn’t be in bad shape if it is being sold or rented by a professional company, but it’s always a smart idea to double check. At Allied Trailers, we keep detailed records of any inspections performed on storage containers and up-to-date marine surveyor records for conex containers.

Does It Come With Special Features?

Some storage containers come with additional features, while others are just simple with no added perks. It’s crucial to know what features you need in your container before shopping, such as HVAC, shelving, single or double entry, windows, and more. It’s important to prioritize the features you need and ask about each aspect of the trailer to ensure you get everything you want from the storage container. While you may not be able to find a used container will the exact features you are looking for, you can decide if a used unit has enough add-ons, or if it is worth it to customize a new storage container.

What Size Container Should I Rent/Buy?

The two standard lengths for storage containers are 20-footers and 40-footers, and it is important to know how much much space you need before renting or buying a unit. Most standard storage containers have been approved by the International Standards Organization (ISO) to ensure safety, quality, and consistency across the industry. Since the units come in standard sizes, they easily fit together and can be stacked if you own multiple containers. Allied Trailers’ storage unit containers are available in 20-feet or 40-feet and are designed for use in a variety of capacities, including construction sites, disaster relief, public works, religious organizations, retail storage, and events.  

Contact Allied Trailers Today for Your Storage Container Solutions

Allied Trailers is a leading provider of space solutions for the construction, education, energy, industrial, commercial/retail, healthcare, and government markets. With operations on the East Coast of the United States, and serving more than 50,000 customers, Allied Trailers operates a fleet of nearly 10,000 modular space and secure storage units that are leased through a network of 8 branch locations along the East Coast of North America. Check out our Locations page for contact information, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, and our don’t forget to check out our blog.

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