What size do I need? Containers are typically available in 20 or 40 foot lengths. We do occasionally have 45 foot containers also. The first part for one to consider is where do you want this container sitting on your property and do you have adequate space for the driver to properly position the container (see Understanding The Delivery Process). Second would be choosing the size container that will suite your storage needs.
Do I want to purchase, rent or rent-to-own? When making the best decision for your situation, consider how long you expect to need the container. Purchasing containers is great if you know that you want it forever, but alot of time renting a container is more practical and lets you use the container for your project and turn it in at the end. Rent-To-Own is another great way to get the container you need now and pay for it over time. Our Rent-To-Own program is a (24) month lease purchase that typically starts with a minimal down payment and (24) monthly payments. Contact us today and get an immediate quote.
Standard Water-Tight Used Containers: These are quite simply plain used containers with no visible holes. They have good doors and floors with some exterior rust. Click here to go to Gallery
Reconditioned Used Containers: When we recondition a used container, we start by stripping any exterior rust on the roof, walls and doors. This process allows us to see anything that might be wrong with the container, weld any necessary repairs. We rework the doors, handles and hinges to ensure easy operation of the doors and lastly put a full coat of primer on the exterior to help protect them. Consider all of this a structural “go-thru” of the container so that it will last you longer. Click here to go to Gallery
One Trip Containers: These are what we consider to be new containers. They are manufactured overseas, filled up and shipped to their destination, unloaded and now are available for sale. One trip containers are available in a wide variety including double door containers and side door containers. Click here to go to Gallery
The great thing about containers is that they are an instant structure; sturdy, secure and ready to use immediately after delivery. Metro Container LLC offers some simple modifications that can be added to your container to help you utilize your space better and get the most out of your storage space.
Shelving: Add shelves to your container to increase your storage capacity. Our shelf brackets are simple and easy to use, require no welding and are simple to install. They are removable and can easy be taken down or moved to another side of the container if needed. They provide (3) 18” shelves without sacrificing any floor space because they hang from the load loops that are already in all containers.
36” Man Door or 72” Roll-Up Door: Make the most out of your container by adding additional access into your unit. These door options can be installed in either side of the container or in the end opposite the original doors.
Windows: Allow natural light into your container or the ability to get fresh air in. We construct our own steel frames that are welded into the container and the windows are installed from the inside. Available with and without burglar bars. Normal size is 36” x 36” horizontal slide, but larger sizes are available.
Louvered Vents: Worried about excessive heat build up in your container or worried about condensation issues? These simple, yet effective vents can be added to your container to help equalize the interior and exterior temperature. It is great to let your container breathe and these do the trick. We recommend installing one on each end of the container to allow air to flow through the container.
Exterior and Interior Painting: Whether painting your container to make it look nicer or wanting to add another layer of protection, we can repaint your container with a high-quality water-reducible protective enamel coating.
We like to work with out customers to help create a solution for your special container needs. Bring us an idea or problem you need solved and we will help you create your own container that is custom made for you.
Common Types of Custom Storage Containers: Construction Offices / Bunk houses and cabins for deer leases and weekend properties / Overhead lighting and electrical / Fireworks stands
The possibilities are endless when modifying your storage container. Let us know what you are needing and the team at Metro Container with help you create it. Click here to go to Gallery
Climate controlled offices and living spaces: Our structures are built to last and we don’t cut any corners. Our units are going to include: 2×4 stud framing, insulation, interior plywood paneling, A/C, lighting and all necessary electrical, flooring options, and bathroom and kitchen options. Click here to go to Gallery
Fireworks Stands: Our design of fireworks stands have become widely known as the best in the industry. Our stands include (4) front fold-up display windows, dual access man doors, full length rear shelving with additional storage under the display shelving, full length front counter with cash register areas concealed from customers, full lighting interior and exterior as well as more than an adequate number of electrical plugs. Click here to go to Gallery
Containers need to be placed on a fairly level, flat surface. Containers are self-supporting and are designed for the weight of the container to be transferred to the corner posts. It is recommended that the container be placed on cement pads (commonly called trailer bases) which are solid cements pads typically 16” x 16” x 4” thick, but railroad ties or other wooden blocks can also be used. It is very important that all four corners are firmly in contact with the blocks. If a container is sitting on a soft, unstable surface, the container can actually twist, causing the doors to become hard to open and close.
When the driver reaches your destination, he will meet with you to discuss and inspect the location where you are wanting the container to sit. We will be looking for overhead obstructions, make sure the driving surface is adequate to hold the weight of the truck, and be looking for any safety concerns. All of this done prior to unloading the container.
Delivery of the container is done with a tilt bed truck or trailer. We set the back end of the container down and slide the bed out from under the container. It is a very precise unload, it doesn’t just slide off the back.
When unloading a 20 foot container, we need a minimum of 75 Feet of straight clearance and a 40 foot container we need a minimum of 120 Feet. The driver is able to turn, jackknife, etc. to get into position for unload but the truck and trailer have to be straight during the actual unloading (if not the container can flip off the side). Keep in mind that we need 21 Feet of unobstructed vertical height to safely unload the containers, so keep power lines, signs, and awnings in mind.
Examples of Custom Containers
Examples of Custom Containers
Why use valuable building space when you can put these items outside and keep them contained? This container has openings to provide easy access for waste oil, new oil tanks, misc. lubricants as well as air compressor storage. All are piped directly from the container into the building. Oil containment pans were placed inside the container to protect from spills. Valuable floor space saved as well as unsightly storage out of view. Call for pricing. Click here to go to Gallery
Firework Stand Containers
Metro Container has spent 12 years perfecting our container fireworks stand. Our design of fireworks stands have become widely known as the best in the industry. We use high quality used 40HC containers. Our stands include (4) front fold-up display windows, dual access man doors, full length rear shelving with additional storage under the display shelving, full length front counter with cash register areas that are concealed from customers, full exterior and interior lighting as well as more than adequate number of electrical plugs.
Dog Kennel Containers
This design was built with durability in mind. When our customer came to us needing shelter for her Great Danes, we built a custom unit strong enough to withstand the abuse of 180# dogs. We added windows and vents for ventilation and natural light, openings for the dogs to go in and out, sealed the floors to protect against the weather, partition walls made of steel (built with the walls 4” off the floor to allow for cleaning and drainage) and the used expanded metal to protect against the animals jumping on the windows and risk breaking or hurting themselves. Unit is complete with lighting, electrical and fans. Final product—an indestructible dog kennel for comfort and durability. Call for price. Click here to go to Gallery
Office/Living Space Containers
From 20 Foot to 40 Foot Containers, we customize them to fit your needs. Our packages are complete with windows, doors, full electrical, insulation and paneling, A/C and heat available, linoleum flooring available and an optional bathroom / restroom. Have all the durability and comfort you desire combined with the mobility of a container. Call for pricing. Click here to go to Gallery
Storage Facility Containers
Whether adding on to an existing facility or starting a new one, containers provide instant storage which turns into instant revenue for you. Click here to go to Gallery