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To Buy or to Rent? That is the Question

By June 2nd, 2014 About Containers No Comments

Now that you know you need a storage container or trailer, you have an important decision to make. Should you permanently make the container your own, or just rent it until you’re done?

40' Container Lease

The most important factor to consider when answering this question is the length of time you need the container.  However, depending on the nature of your use, sometimes buying makes more sense than renting and vice versa.

Buying a container gives you complete freedom with your container decisions. From sizing to insulation, our containers available for purchase give you a large variety of options to choose from. We can even provide custom-sized containers by cutting down larger ones, if your needs call for a structure sized differently than our typical offerings. And once the container is yours, you can turn it into anything you want.

Purchasing the container keeps things easy, but there are many situations in which it’s smarter and more cost-effective to rent the box.

When to rent:

Renting a container is a way to obtain top-quality storage for the time period that you need it—while avoiding upfront payments of thousands of dollars. It’s simple: the key word that separates renters and buyers is “temporary.” Renting for a short period of time is much more economical then purchasing a container.

Still unsure? You wouldn’t want to be kicking yourself later for dropping a lot of money on a container that now just takes up space on your lot. Here are some situations that would warrant a rental rather than purchase:

  • 20-ContainerYou’re remodeling your house
  • You’re moving and need to clean out your house
  • You’re doing a construction project
  • You’re unsure of the specific codes of your geographic area that might govern the long-term presence of a shipping container
  • You’re unsure of how your neighbors would react to a shipping container on your property
  • You don’t know where you would keep your container after you are done using it
  • You simply don’t know how long you will use the container

We’re happy to help you decide the options that work best for you. Call Georgia Storage Containers at (678) 829-5902 to discuss your needs with one of our sales representatives, or get a quote now.



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