What customers ask us most
How can I tell what is going to fit in my storage container?
Take a look at the article here that has some helpful advice on estimating how much to fit in your storage container:
Are containers effected by condensation?
Our containers are raised 4 inches off the ground to help with air circulation. They have 1.25 inch wood floors to help too. All containers have multiple vents, some of our new ones even have 8 vents. The containers do not get hot in the summer because of their ventilation design.
How old is a used shipping container?
Speaking generally the shipping lines release shipping containers for re-sale after they have been written down on their books for about ten years. So a container straight out of shipping will likely be at least ten years old.
Do I need planning permission to place an offsite container?
Shipping containers are categorized as temporary relocatable buildings and for many applications they do not need planning permission. However, if they are to be placed in a sensitive area or are to be in an location long-term, then planning permission may be required. Planning authorities always say that it is best to enquire if permission is required.
How secure are shipping containers?
Shipping containers are made secure by fitting a lock to the doors. There are a number of ways to do this; the simplest is to put a padlock through the customs tag hole in the right hand door handle. For better security is it best to fit a steel hasp (also known as a locking box) across the joint in the two doors at about chest height. A hasp is basically a steel shroud that covers a lock and makes it difficult to tamper with. A universal locking box will accommodate most types of padlock but it is also possible to fit a specific locking box to fit some locks only. With one of these types of lock fitted a container can only be broken into with heavy duty equipment such as burning or grinding gear and then it will take time and make a lot of noise. We have people that live onsite that would hear something and alert us.
What payments do you accept?
We accept cash, credit and checks
Can I see my invoices online?
Yes, you will be able to login to our freshbooks accounting software to view and pay any and all invoices.
What sizes of containers are available for rent?
Currently we are only renting 20' boxes onsite, but we have the ability to get 20', 40' and 53' for offsite use.
How much does it cost to rent a container?
Monthly cost is $100 for a 20' container. And we do specials for winter car storage of $550 for a six month period. Must be paid in advance.
What does a container cost to purchase?
Because of changes in market, availability and other variables, Tibbetts Storage quotes specific prices daily. For more detail please call us a call or email us.
How much room is needed for delivery?
We need 40' of additional space for tilt-bed trucks, and 60' of extra space for roll-off trucks. Plan on having at least 10' of width to fit the truck and 13'6" of clearance height (when the container is tipped off the back, plan on a peak height of around 16').
When can I access my storage container?
Access to containers is available during daylight hours or evenings if pre-arranged. If late night access is needed, please call us to let us know.
Do I need to leave a deposit?
We only require first and last month’s payment to rent a container. We do most agreements on a month to month basis, but discounts can be given for long term rentals.