Are running out of space to store your extra stock of goods? Well, custom made containers can be an easy way out. They can be an inexpensive option compared to renting a warehouse or having to build one from the ground up. In their natural state, standard shipping containers may not be very good for storing all goods for a very long time. This necessitates some modifications that will make the container conducive for your specific storage needs. If you are wondering how shipping containers can be made suitable for your storage needs, here are some of the customisations that can be done:
Since most standard containers aren't insulated, you insulate them to improve their interior climate. The insulation material is put on the walls to boost energy efficiency and keep you from wasting power, especially when you are using air conditioning systems. You can go for fibreglass insulation or rigid polystyrene with a plywood finishing for both alternatives. However, these insulation alternatives can easily leave gaps in between the panels, particularly in the corners of the container. This is why closed cell spray foam is preferable. After application on the walls, the spray covers all the sections when it heals, leaving no gaps.
Skylights and Windows
If you want to light up your storage space naturally, skylights and windows are a good way to do it. You will do away with the need to use light bulbs during the day, reducing your energy bill. The windows can be fitted in different sizes depending on the size of your container or the specific lighting needs of mini-storage compartments. When fitting, you can add security bars to minimise break-ins.
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System
The HVAC system is important for enabling you to keep your commodities in good condition during the cold or hot season. Thankfully, you can choose from a variety of HVAC systems for your custom-made container. First, there are window air conditioners installed alongside windows with the ability to heat or cool the interior space. Secondly, you can go for a through-wall HVAC system meant for climate control in very harsh climates. It is also suitable for mini-storage in cases where the container has been subdivided into several sections. Third, you can also use air ducts connected to different mini storage units. Lastly, you can opt for rooftop turbines. Since they don't use electricity, rooftop air conditioning turbines are suitable for storing temperature-sensitive commodities on a tight budget.
For more information about building custom containers, contact a company like Tasbulk Pty Ltd.