What to Look for in a Portable Storage Building

Have you been looking for a portable storage building but aren’t sure how to distinguish the good storage units from the not-so-good ones? Allow the shed experts at Smart Shed to be of service.

Over the course of this blog post, we’ll go over the features you should look for in a portable and modular storage shed. Before long, you’ll have narrowed down your search to the best of the best.

Read at your leisure—and if any questions arise over the course of your reading, don’t hesitate to call. You can reach us at (706) 405-4637.

Portable Shed Versus Stationary Shed

Before we delve into what makes for a great portable storage building, we thought we should first help readers determine whether they stand to benefit more from a permanent or stationary storage shed.

The most obvious and significant advantage of portable storage buildings is their mobility. They can be easily moved to different locations on your property or even transported to a new location altogether. This is great for construction crews and other professionals who need to store equipment on-site after concluding a day’s work. This flexibility is particularly useful for homeowners, as well. Some homeowners may need to move frequently, making portability a must.

On the other hand, stationary storage buildings are often built with more durable materials and may be better suited for long-term use. Stationary buildings can also be built to larger sizes than most portable storage buildings, making them a better choice for those who require more storage space and who likely aren’t moving anytime soon.

What About the Cost?

Portable storage buildings are generally less expensive than stationary buildings, as they require fewer materials and labor to construct. They also typically require less maintenance and can be taken down and stored when not in use, making them a more space-efficient option.

Ultimately, choosing between a portable or stationary storage building will depend on your needs and circumstances. Both options have advantages and drawbacks, and it's important to consider factors like cost, durability, and mobility before deciding.

What Makes for a Good Portable Shed?

When it comes to your mobile storage shed, you want to make sure it’s outfitted with the best features and construction materials. You’ll likely use your shed to store valuables, so there is no reason to settle for anything less than the best protection and sturdiness.

Some features you should look for in a portable unit include the following:

  • Durable construction materials
  • Skids or runners to aid in movement
  • A secure and stable foundation
  • Customizable features (e.g., shelves, windows, electrical wiring)
  • Weather-resistant design
  • Adequate ventilation to prevent moisture buildup
  • Energy-efficient insulation
  • Lockable doors for added security

The main takeaway is that the higher quality and flexibility in your shed-building process, the better. You should be able to build your unit how you want it and be confident that you can move it as often as you like without damaging it.

Is Customization an Option?

Working with a company like ours allows you to get the exact shed you want. At %COMAPNY%, you can determine the number of windows, the type of door on the shed, and much more. That said, not all modular and portable shed companies are like us. Some have one model available for purchase and delivery because they don’t realize that customization is key.

Customization can enhance the building's functionality by adding electrical wiring for lighting or installing insulation for better temperature control. Additionally, a customized portable storage building can complement the look and feel of your home or property, improving its aesthetic appeal.

Finally, a company that offers customization demonstrates its commitment to meeting its customer's needs and its willingness to go above and beyond to provide a quality product. That’s the sort of company you should always seek out. In the event that you need repairs, you know they’ll be eager to rectify any issues.

How Portable Is It?

As much as we’d love for a storage building to be completely lightweight, that isn’t the case. These buildings and sheds might be advertised as portable, but that doesn’t mean they are as easy to move as a small box. With that in mind, just how portable should the storage building be?

When we talk about portability, we’re talking about how easy it might be to transport the shed by truck or trailer. A portable storage building should be built with durable materials that can withstand transport by vehicle. In the interest of safe transport, the unit should have features such as skids or runners to make it easier to move onto and off trucks and trailers.

The foundation should be secure and stable, as well. A shed that runs the risk of collapsing during transport isn’t much of a shed at all—and it certainly doesn’t qualify as portable, either.

Ask About Radiant Barrier Roofing

Having a radiant barrier on the ceiling of your portable shed can provide several benefits. It can reflect heat, keeping the interior cooler in hot weather and preventing items stored inside from being damaged by high temperatures. It can also improve energy efficiency, reducing the energy needed to maintain a comfortable temperature.

A radiant barrier can also reduce moisture buildup, which can help prevent mold and mildew growth. Overall, a radiant barrier can make your portable shed more comfortable, durable, and efficient, so make sure the shed you’re considering has radiant barrier roofing.

Does the Shed Come with a Warranty?

When purchasing a portable storage building, it's important to consider the quality of craftsmanship and whether the product comes with a warranty. A craftsmanship warranty ensures that the materials and workmanship of the building meet certain standards and will remain in good condition for a specified period of time. Without a warranty, you risk the possibility of the building's materials and construction not holding up over time, resulting in a need for costly repairs or replacement.

A warranty provides peace of mind, assuring you that you're making a sound investment in a product built to last. Therefore, it's essential to carefully review the terms of any warranties offered by the manufacturer to ensure that the coverage is sufficient for your needs and that the warranty provides adequate protection against defects or issues with the product.

Ask About Our Storage Sheds

It might be challenging for some companies to craft a shed that meets all these requirements, but not us. Do you want to learn about our portable storage buildings and sheds? Be sure to reach out to Smart Shed at your convenience!