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New Bedford Construction Storage: Should You Buy New or Used?

| April 21, 2017

Moving and storage containers are used by construction companies all across the country for a number of different reasons. Some use them to store tools and equipment, to protect them from vandals, thieves and the elements. Others use them to protect materials. Some materials are sensitive to the weather and temperature, while others are just very expensive, such as copper pipe and tubing, making them prime targets for theft. Some companies use construction storage to hold important papers, files, certificates, blueprints and other documents that they are required to keep on-site. Mobile office trailers are often used for this purpose as well, but some sites prefer to just keep files, tools and other important items all together in mobile storage containers in New Bedford.

Having all of your important things and documents together in one place makes them easier to manage and safeguard. Mobile office and construction storage combination units are also available, providing project managers and contractors with the best of both worlds all rolled into one. Whichever type of moving and storage containers you prefer to use, there comes a time when renting or leasing is no longer an option. Many companies choose to purchase commercial or residential construction storage so they can use it at every job site. The decision you have to make is whether you should buy new or used storage containers.

New vs. Used – What’s the Difference?

Understanding the difference between new and used mobile storage containers in New Bedford will help you to make your decision. For some business owners, the advantages are very clear one way or the other, helping them to choose whether to buy new or used residential construction storage for their business.

  • NEW MOVING AND STORAGE CONTAINERS – Some businesses prefer to buy a brand new shipping container to use for construction storage because they want to be the first person to use the unit. Compared to older used residential construction storage, newer units may also have more modern locking gear and other extras. Many of the newer mobile storage containers in New Bedford come in neutral colors to prevent them from standing out. Older units in bright colors make them obvious to thieves. While these older units can be painted, a brand new construction storage unit means not having to do anything to it – it’s ready to go. You will pay more for a new storage container, but if you want brand new, it will be worth the investment.
  • USED MOVING AND STORAGE CONTAINERS – What makes something used? In the world of construction, any metal that you order for a job, but are unable to use, is considered “used” or “surplus” and cannot be sold as new – even though it was never used. The same holds true for construction storage. Even if the unit was only rented and used by someone once, it must be sold as used. So while some businesses insist that brand new residential construction storage is best, it really depends on the unit. Modern locking gear, neutral paint schemes and other security extras may be included. Contact Valtran direct to get the details on the moving and storage containers available for sale under the “used” category. You can save a lot of money on your initial investment if you choose to buy used.

Making a Decision – Which Type is Best?

Once you have weighed all the pros and cons associated with purchasing brand new or used mobile storage containers in New Bedford, it is time to make a decision. Do you want to pay more for a brand new unit or get a deal on a used container? Do you want something that is clean and has never been used by anyone else or is it worth it to you to have to possibly clean out a used construction storage unit so you can save some money?

One of the most important things you will need to consider is what you will be putting inside. Both new and used moving and storage containers are waterproof, weatherproof and windproof, making them the best on-site solution to protect all of your tools, equipment, materials, parts and files at your construction project. There are different levels of “used” residential construction storage. Some units will be used more gently than others, making the difference between new and used almost non-existent.

 
Where to Get Mobile Storage Containers in New Bedford

As with any other purchase, it always comes down to budget. How much can you afford? Contact the customer service and sales team at Valtran to find out just how much it would cost to purchase new or used moving and storage containers for your business. If you aren’t ready to make the investment now, consider renting or leasing mobile storage containers in New Bedford and including the cost of the rental in with your project bid. You will be able to see just how helpful it is to have your own moving and storage containers on-site and will be able to more easily justify making the investment into buying construction storage to take with you from job site to job site.

Contact Valtran today to get a FREE estimate on renting, leasing or purchasing moving and storage containers for your construction business. We deliver and set up our construction storage units all over the northeastern region, including all of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New Jersey and New York. Find out more about our commercial and residential construction storage or stop by to look at our new and used moving and storage containers before making a purchase. Our team is here to help you make the best choice that will provide a positive solution for your business and your budget.

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