What size of container cover building is right for me?
Typically the smallest roof someone asks for is about 20 feet, though we have designed smaller buildings like container sheds or shipping container garages.
Dimensions may vary depending on your location, but you’ll get the most bang for your buck by having a width of 60 feet or less. However, our project managers can engineer to larger widths if necessary.
However, there is no limit to the amount of containers that can be stacked on top of one another, so the need for a larger building can be addressed while keeping the price of the building reasonable.
Stacking containers to make the sides of the building provide more straight-walled height to the building and provides extra compartment storage.
How difficult is it to install container roofs?
SteelMaster pioneered shipping container roof systems in and designed the process of installing them to be as simple to erect as they are to use. Our shipping container roof kits are made of pre-cut steel panels that only use only one type of nut and bolt.
This means the panels can be quickly and easily assembled to create protected working areas or storage spaces. Even after a job is done, they are designed to move to the next job site easily, as our commercial metal roof systems can be permanent or portable.
What is the foundation for my container building? Does my site need to be leveled?
Shipping containers themselves can act as the structural base to your building, saving you time and money.
It is important to make sure the ground is level before you place your containers at your build site. This is because leveling your building will provide a uniform base for your shipping container building.
If the ground is not level, your building could lean to one side and your roof panels, sides and ends may not line up properly.
Prepare your site before leveling by removing items that could affect the base quality, like:
- Tree and tree roots
Additionally, make sure there is enough room to allow workers and equipment to move around your site.
Why use steel? Why use SteelMaster steel?
Unlike fabric covers that tear easily or traditional roofing that requires maintenance and replacement, SteelMaster’s roof kits are manufactured to last for years after they’re purchased.
Further, they are pre-engineered to meet local wind, snow, and seismic design requirements of your location – no matter your location!
SteelMaster uses industrial-strength, commercial-grade steel panels in a minimum of 22 gauge thickness. Our panels are backed by a 40 year warranty, and coated with a top of the line anti-corrosion agent, Galvalume Plus.
You can be confident that the building will have minimal maintenance costs and stand the test of time.
Where did the idea for container covers come from?
Before it went out of business, California-based company Cube Depot experimented with the idea of using intermodal containers as the structural base of storage buildings.
However, they were unsure of how to create a roofing system for the building.
A team of SteelMaster design specialists developed a unique container roofing system, sacrificing neither design nor cost efficiency.
The project also held up to design expectations and created a very rugged structure that was pleasing to the eye.
When you need an economical, secure industrial storage solution, SteelMaster roofs for shipping containers are the best option on the market.