Updated: Oct 26
Shipping garages container are one of the most popular types of modified shipping containers. They tick so many boxes when it comes to what is required from a garage structure, while also being cheap and easily available. Another reason for the growing popularity of shipping container garages is how versatile they are. You can modify shipping containers in so many different ways that it’s almost impossible to find a home, an office, or any other location in which that garage would not be a good fit.
That means that the cost of a shipping garage container can vary greatly. Some people just use unmodified shipping containers since it has everything they need; it’s robust, it’s secure, it can protect their vehicle from weather, and it’s the right size.
That however, is not the case with everyone. Some people care greatly about how their garage looks. Some want extra space, extra doors, windows, and a lot of other things. Here in this article, we are going to talk about how is the cost of a shipping container garage is determined.
What Can Affect the Cost of a Shipping Container Garage?
The Number of Containers
As we mentioned before, a shipping container garage can be made out of a single shipping container, but some people want more space. Two or more shipping containers can be added together to create bigger spaces. The number of shipping containers used will greatly affect the cost of the garage.
The Size of the Containers
Shipping containers come in a few different standard sizes. The most common ones around the world are 20 ft. and 40 ft. containers, and those are available in different heights as well. Shipping containers are often used for shipping vehicles overseas, so any size can fit in most normal vehicles, and the bigger one can house more than just one vehicle. The prices of different sizes of shipping containers depend greatly on the location of the purchase, along with the time. Usually, bigger shipping containers cost more, but that is not always the case, as availability will greatly affect their prices.
Used or New Containers
New containers are obviously more expensive, but it might not be a good idea for everyone to choose new containers as it might be a waste of their money.
If you plan to heavily modify a shipping container, you don’t really need a new shiny one, and a container which is mostly intact will be enough, since it will be entirely painted and renewed during the modification process. In general, choosing used containers is known to be the eco-friendlier choice as well, since you are helping with recycling a great volume of steel. So, if you are a person who takes environment into account while making choices, going with used ones is definitely the better option, while being cheaper as well. The cost of used containers depends greatly on their condition.
The Modifications/ Exterior Alterations of the Containers
There are many options available when it comes to what can be done to a shipping container while turning it into a garage. New sets of doors can be installed into them. Windows of different sizes can be installed. Depending on the needs and intentions of the owner, some level of electrical facilities can be installed. It’s the same for plumbing. Insulation is another topic which is completely up to the owner, as some want their garage to be insulated due to the location in which they intend to use the garage, and some simply don’t need any insulation.
If you choose to order your shipping container garage with us, there are so many other things that can be done to your garage that we can’t even fully list here, since we are prepared to do anything our clients want with their shipping container garages. As long as the structural integrity of the garage is intact, nothing is out of the question as far as we are concerned.
The interior of a shipping container garage can be designed exactly based on the owner’s needs and preferences. Some of the interior design can be taken cared of by the customer, and it would be better, easier, and of higher quality if some of it is taken care of during the modification process.
For example, imagine a table and a locker for a small workshop at the side of that garage, which is something a lot of people are interested in. Some people prefer to find and install those on their own, but if the garage is portable, it’s better to have them installed during the modification process, since they need to be fixed in a garage so that they aren’t or won’t cause damage while being moved. A lot of different things can be installed inside a shipping container garage based on the owner’s requirements and preferences, and each of them can affect the overall cost.
The Manufacturer/Modifier Company
Just like any other product, the brand matters. Different companies and brands of shipping container manufacturers offer different qualities, and the differences in their prices do not necessarily represent the exact difference in quality that they offer, as some brands tend to charge more for their services/products as others.
The same can be said about container modification companies.
Where Can You Get Your Own Shipping Container Garage?
You have already found our website. We offer all types of container conversion and maintenance services. We never set limitations on what we can build or how much we can modify a container, as those depend on what our clients demand.
What we are very restrict about is the quality of our work. Each of our products is the result of consulting our clients carefully to make sure we know exactly what they want and what they need, and after building any of our products, we thoroughly check them multiple times according to that certain product’s certain standards. We also rely on our highly experienced team of professionals, while making sure that our factory is armed with all the best and most updated tools to achieve the highest quality possible.
Something else that you can count on is that no matter what you order with us, we will have it prepared in a very limited period of time. If you have any questions regarding our work, our process, or our prices, please contact us. We are ready and happy to provide any detail you may require.