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Storage Containers – Long Term Rental vs Purchasing

By August 2nd, 2019 About Containers No Comments

There are many factors to consider when faced with the decision of renting or buying a container. The decision is a pretty easy one when your storage needs are short term (maybe a couple of months).  Renting is definitely the way to go. However, if you are planning on keeping it for a year or more, the decision can be a little trickier.  You may want to purchase, as the cost of rental fees (over time) might outweigh the purchase price. Here are some areas that might help you with that decision.

Cost:

The most obvious and important concern when choosing whether to rent or buy is the cost. If you simply need a container for a couple of months, renting is always the quick and economic solution. When renting for longer than a year, purchasing a container may be a cheaper option.  When renting, you will pay both delivery and pick up charges.  If you buy one, you will only pay the delivery fee. Be sure to consider the trucking charges, when determining if renting or purchasing is the better option.  We can help you calculate the cost between the two if you’re on the fence about your decision.  

Ease:

If you are unsure about the duration and you don’t want to be tied to a container indefinitely, then renting takes all the stress of commitment away.  If you purchase one and then don’t need it for whatever reason, you’re stuck trying to get rid of it. With a rental container, you wouldn’t have to worry about getting rid of it when you don’t need it anymore.  Just call us and we’ll come and pick it up.

Condition:

All of our rental containers are in excellent condition. They have been refurbished (exterior has been repainted) and come standard with a lockbox. Containers that we have available for sale, have the original paint from the manufacturer.  Those colors can vary, as well as the condition of the container. If you are concerned about the condition of the container, renting may be your best bet. However, if aesthetics are not your concern, purchasing a used container can be an economical choice, especially if your storage needs are indefinite.  Whichever way you go, both our rental containers and our sale containers are wind & watertight. Your belongings will be secure and protected from the elements. We also have easy access modular rentals if the corrugated steel is not an option for you. 

Containers are available in several sizes.  The smallest size we offer is a 10’ container.  From there, they go up in size to 20’ containers and 40’ containers.  The size you choose will depend on how much space you have on-site and how much you have to store.  We also offer larger 53’ containers to accommodate large-scale storage needs.  

As always, these are just guidelines for making your decision. Call (678) 829-5902 to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members.  We are happy to assist you in determining which option is best suited for you!  You are welcome to complete an online quote request as well.