It’s hard to imagine a world without storage containers. Considering that there’s so many things you may need to store, having access to waterproof outdoor storage containers in Long Island, NYC, can make a major difference. Whether you have a growing collection of certain memorabilia or your kids love leaving their belongings behind, you could have some extra breathing space with a dedicated storage solution. Think of everything you could do with some freed-up space. You could pursue a hobby you’re interested in, dedicate more time to your business, or have family and friends over without stress. There are two main types of storage products available on the market today: storage trailers and storage containers. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind when deciding which one would be best for you!
Position, Position, Position
When it comes to outdoor storage containers and storage trailers, you need to think about your ideal access. Storage containers sit at ground level, while trailers have tires and therefore have a height of around 48 inches from the ground. You may prefer a container, which will require less heavy lifting and climbing to reach your belongings. In comparison, you may need a step stool to get your things from a storage trailer! Plus, containers are typically more airtight and protective from wind, rain and wild weather. Think of it this way: outside storage containers are often used for ocean transportation, and while on the vessel, all of the containers’ contents must be properly protected from rodents and water. This means outdoor storage containers tend to be a more reliable choice in terms of protection and durability, as trailers are regularly transported on freeways and may have more wear and tear from constant use than a container would.
Another area where storage containers and trailers can differ is price. Generally speaking, containers are a more cost-effective option, as the monthly expense of a container tends to be around one-fourth of the monthly cost for a drop trailer. When you think about it, there may be a tight timeline and schedule for the trailer, so the company would need to bring in extra equipment in order to fulfill your extended agreement for the trailer. There would probably be premiums involved for the trailer and associated maintenance and insurance. One area in which you may save costs is the loading and unloading process. Storage containers may incur more delivery costs due to double handling, with loading into the truck and into the final destination at the property. At the same time, it’s easier to report damage on a container when the company’s driver is there in person and able to observe it. This could increase your chances of having claims and reimbursements accepted. With drop trailers, it’s difficult to determine where and when damage occurred, and therefore who is liable.
It’s important to think about these differences when you’re deciding between storage containers and storage trailers. When you’re ready to make a move and secure your storage solution, get in touch with Cassone Leasing, Inc. today!