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Roll Up Doors Vs Cargo Doors

By October 12th, 2020 About Containers No Comments

Standard shipping containers come with cargo doors on one end, but modifications allow different types of entry doors. One option available, roll up doors allow for quick and easy access on any side of a container. 

Cargo Doors ISO shipping containers for sale come standard with cargo doors on one end. Strong and durable, these heavy-duty double doors made of steel are extremely secure. Weather-tight cargo doors help protect contents from all outside conditions. These doors are heavy with a cam and lock system, so they can be tricky to operate at first. However, once you know how to open and close shipping container doors, they become easy to use. Containers also come equipped with cargo doors on both ends.  They are referred to as “Double Door Containers” or “Tunnel Containers.”

Roll Up Doors

To increase a unit’s functionality, roll up doors have become one of the most popular container modifications. Garage style doors can be added to the end or the side of a unit, creating one or multiple easy access points. Roll up doors are not as secure as cargo doors. However, they are much easier to get into and create a lot more flexibility when loading contents, especially if located on the side. 

Standard roll up doors come in various sizes ranging from 4ft W to 10ft W, but are also available in larger sizes with chain hoists upon request. If a roll up door is installed on a standard height container (8’6”H), the door opening of the roll up door is typically 7ft. If you install a roll up door in a high cube (HC) container (9’6”H), you gain an extra foot (1’) in height for the roll up door opening.  The roll up doors are made of steel and are equipped with a sliding locking clasp. Container Tech also offers heavy duty roll up doors.  They are manufactured from anodized metal aluminum and are watertight. 

If you are looking for easy access to a storage container, roll up doors are an excellent solution.  Please let us know if you are interested in this option for your container.  Please call us today or request an online quote.

Have you considered Double Door One Trip Containers?

By December 5th, 2013 About Containers 13 Comments
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Typical shipping containers come with a double cargo door on one end of the container.  This door opens in two sections allowing the entire interior end of the container to be accessed.  In the used ISO shipping container world, the only option available is containers with cargo doors on one end (unless you have additional aftermarket doors installed).  New containers or “one trip” containers (as they are often called) are built in the container factories and shipped to the United States with cargo (only one time).  They are considered one trip containers because they are only used once and not utilized for international shipping service.

Double door one trip containers are built under the same ISO specifications as a standard shipping container.  However, they have two sets of double cargo doors on both ends as opposed to double doors on one end only.  Both sets of cargo doors have the same locking assembly and weather tight door seals that keep your items safe, secure and protected from the elements.

The Advantages

Access ­- Double door one trip containers are simply more accessible.  With openings on both ends, you can access more items with ease (creating a more flexible and efficient storage solution).   You won’t have to worry about how you load your items into the container as you can access your items from both ends.  It will prevent you from having to unload and reload the container to access the items you stored in the back. Since you have double doors on both ends, there is no back and no front to the container.  The back of the storage container becomes the front and the front of the storage container becomes the back!

Condition –  A one trip container is new (other than being used one time).  You get a virtually blemish free storage container with a fresh coat of paint on the interior and exterior.  A one trip shipping container does not have any surface rust and very rarely has any dents or dings.  The floor of a one trip cargo container does not have the years of wear and tear that is consistent with that of a used shipping container floor.  You also have the luxury of a lock box on the doors of a one trip container.  Most used shipping containers do not come equipped with a lock box on the doors.  New or one trip containers come standard with lock boxes on the cargo doors. When it comes to condition, a new or one trip container is hard to beat versus a 10­15 year old used shipping container.

Cost ­- We have many clients that come to us with customization needs.  We often get requests to have a used container painted, have a roll up door or personnel door added and have a lock box installed on the cargo doors.  We have found that in some cases it can be more cost effective to purchase a one trip double door container as opposed to modify a used container to suit your needs.

So the next time you are thinking about buying a container for storage, consider the possibility of going with a one trip double door storage container.  Contact us today for a quote!