What are Storage Units Made From?

Posted on 2 August 2021 | 3 minute read

man in storage container

These days you can’t drive far without passing a storage facility or two. They look sleek, well-organized, and secured. Then there are the large mobile storage container yards with 100’s of storage containers that are stacked, well organized and secure that are stacked in a neat and orderly manner. Of course you can’t help but notice those storage units of varying sizes. They are often constructed from steel.

At 1800 We Store It, we go a few steps further, offering premium-grade mobile storage units complete with tie-rails and padlock protectors. We also supply custom-made felt blankets and ties completely FREE of charge. Additionally, we have multiple-sized storage units from 6ft, 8ft, 10ft, and massive 20ft containers. The 6ft unit is our budget-friendly warehoused indoor storage unit.

“We actually have both indoor and outdoor storage units, so we have got you covered whatever your storage needs may be. The indoor storage units are crafted from solid construction-grade wood, while the outdoor units are custom-made steel shipping containers.”

Why is wood our material of choice for indoor storage units?

Look to be honest, it’s a budget-friendly option for those who are looking for cheap storage solutions. Because hundreds of the wooden storage units can be stacked inside a warehouse with relative ease, we get substantial savings that we pass on to cost-savvy customers.

Then of course wood is renewable, biodegradable, and has a higher insulation rating than steel. This means wooden storage units need less energy to control cooling and heating, plus wood can help regulate humidity to a small degree.

Why is steel our material of choice for outdoor storage units?

Steel is durable and easily resists rots, leaks, and pests. It is remarkably resistant to fire and prevents it from spreading. When properly coated and routinely maintained, steel can resist rust and corrosion. It is likewise impervious to mold and mildew.

You may have noticed that our storage units have a bright yellow coating. The reason behind this is that steel is able to reflect the sun’s heat and it is subjected to less stress with temperature changes at daytime and in changing seasons. The bottom line is that steel is able to protect the contents of your storage unit better than any other material on the market today.

When left by themselves, our heavy-duty storage units are impossible to break into, thanks to our solid steel constructed padlock protectors and all are under 24/7 alarmed and monitored surveillance. Being totally secure and water-tight, you can rest assured that your goods will be in the same condition as when you first stored them.

Despite the high purchase price investment of steel storage units, they certainly are durable and offer both the purchaser and the customers that lease them a lifetime of security and assurance.

There you have it. Both wood and steel are environmentally friendly, durable, and safe. This explains why they are our material of choice for our indoor and outdoor storage units. We hope you found this post useful. If you have any questions or if you wish to enquire about our services, please feel free to contact us at 1800 937 867 or email us at [email protected] Our friendly staff are always ready and happy to be of service and help with your storage needs.

Sarah Taylor