Shipping Containers and Storage Sheds

Generally, it is common to see storage sheds in the backyard of every house; storage sheds are typically made out of wood and the main reason for their popularity; it offers extra storage in an enclosed space. On the other hand, the idea of using shipping containers for storage has increased in popularity as it also provides secure enclosed storage space. Here we will suggest the benefits of using shipping containers for storage over storage sheds.  


Durability and Maintenance 


Shipping containers are made of steel, whereas storage sheds are usually made of wood. Shipping containers are built to last, with the steel construction; it can withstand six more containers stacked on top of it.

Shipping containers have an average lifespan of 25 years and will last longer if well maintained.




In terms of security, items stored inside a shipping container are more secure than in a wooden shed; since shipping containers are made of steel, it is hard to break in. With shipping containers being wind, water and rodent proof, it gives you peace of mind knowing that your belongings are well kept inside the container. In addition, most shipping containers used for storage will have a lockbox installed; it adds extra security as it preserves your padlock and ultimately prevents bolt cutters.




Shipping containers also offer the option for you to move them easily; as most shipping containers have forklift pockets, you can relocate your shipping container using a forklift to the ideal spot.


Here at ContainerWest and LuckyBox Storage, we offer shipping container rentals for storage and container sales. For more information, please visit our website or call us at 1-800-561-9530 for inquiries.


Used vs. Ex-rental Storage Containers

Our ex-rental storage containers versus "used" containers

At ContainerWest and LuckyBox storage, we provide various storage options to fulfill your storage needs. Although our primary focus is on container rentals and modifications, we sell containers occasionally. In terms of storage containers to purchase, we offer new (one-trip) units and our ex-rental storage containers for sale. Here we will list the basic features of our ex-rental units and compare them with other shipping industry-graded “used” containers to suggest why our ex-rental containers are more suitable for you.

Our ex-rental containers are our older rental containers that are about 10 – 12 years old, and they are typically either Crème or Beige in color. They are all excellent condition. Even though our rental customers technically used these containers, we make sure that all of our ex-rental containers going for sale are wind, water and rodent prove guaranteed.

Perhaps the main difference between our ex-rental containers and other shipping industry-graded “used” containers is the condition and quality of the container. Shipping industry-graded “used” containers have all been on cargo ships, which are exposed to water and salt. On the other hand, our ex-rental storage containers have only been on land; they maintained their quality to qualify as suitable containers for sale. We genuinely believe that our ex-rental storage containers are in much better condition than the “used” containers in the market. It will also benefit you for long-term storage, as our ex-rental containers will last longer in time than a 20+ years old rusty bucket.

We sincerely understand that customers would like first to view the container to learn its condition before deciding to purchase; feel free to come by our facility and arrange a viewing of the container or request photos of the container, and we will send it over to you by email.

Feel free to visit our website or give us a call at 1-800-561-9530 for inquiries.