What to Consider When Shopping for a Shipping Container

What to Consider When Shopping for a Shipping Container


Shopping for a shipping container can be an exciting yet daunting task. With various options available, it's essential to consider several factors to ensure you make the right choice. Luckily, our sales team at XCaliber Container are here to guide you through the process with their expert advice. Here are some invaluable tips straight from our container specialists to help you make an informed decision.


Brittany Buss, Sales & Design Specialist:

"One of the most critical items to consider when purchasing a shipping container is where you will want the unit to sit, and what you want it to sit on. Shipping containers are designed with a bit of flex built into them to ensure they hold up well without damage in their original shipping environment. What this means for you is - if the container is not sitting on a level area with all corner posts properly supported, you are very likely to experience trouble opening and closing any doors or windows present. Luckily, there are several options to get this taken care of. Be it hard packed dirt, solid concrete blocks, railroad ties, a crushed rock bed, or solid concrete slab - reach right out and we can discuss the best solution for you as well as confirm delivery access!”



 Tristan Hampton, Sales & Design Specialist:

“It's an investment. Without care, container life expectancy is estimated at 25-30 years. The life span of a container can be extended significantly by taking care of it and preventing rust. No matter what type of unit you choose, your investment will be long-lasting.”



Taylor Ward, Sales and Design Specialist:

“If you are living in an area that is notorious for its extreme weather changes, then you might want to consider insulating your container! Our insulation is a 2lbs close cell spray foam that has an R-value of 10.5 – that means that the insulation will do a good job at keeping the heat in or out depending on the season (even if there are three in one week, Texas, I’m talking to you!) We even offer to spray the under carriage of the container which can help reduce the temperature up to 40 degrees.”



Jordan Louder, Rental and Inside Sales Specialist:

“While we offer countless purchase options, rentals can be a great alternative for both commercial and personal needs. That being said don’t forget we offer Rentals as well! Rentals can be a great option for both commercial and personal situations from mobile offices to general storage...Whether you're looking for something on a project-to-project basis or for a temporary storage solution XCaliber Container is here for all your needs!"



 Paige Gates, Rental and Inside Sales Specialist:

"Maximizing your storage container's potential is easy with our XCaliber Container XPRESS options. Whether it's adding a steel door for convenient access or installing shelving to keep your items organized, our express add-on options offer a tailored solution. With production completion in just 72 hours and delivery within 7-10 business days, XPRESS ensures a fast turnaround for your custom container needs."




Choosing the right shipping container involves considering various factors, from where it will be placed to its durability and insulation options. With expert advice from our knowledgeable sales team at XCaliber Container, you can make a well-informed decision that meets your needs and ensures long-term satisfaction with your container investment. Whether you're purchasing or opting for a rental, we're here to assist you every step of the way.


Contact us for more information:


📞 (940) 242-3178
✉ info@xcalibercontainer.com


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