FAQs

Below are some of our more commonly asked questions. Please contact us with any other questions you may have.

1. What duties or taxes need to be paid to the Canadian Border Services Agency?
Our container prices include Canada Customs Duty, but sales tax is extra.

2. Where should I place the container?
Containers can be placed on almost any surface that is relatively level, smooth and firm. The doors also need level ground to keep opening smoothly. If your surface is soft or unstable we suggest spreading the weight over a concrete footing, railroad ties, asphalt or gravel, since containers are self-supporting at the four corners.

3. What maintenance do I need to do?
Containers need very little maintenance. That said, we recommend that you take care of the doors by greasing the door hinges and locking rods every 6 months. You may also want to occasionally check the door frame and roof for any signs of corrosion. Keeping both areas well painted will help protect against rust. If you see rust, sand it off and repaint.

4. Can I choose my paint colour?
Yes. We can repaint your container to almost any colour you’d like using our marine quality paint.

5. What can I do about condensation on the ceiling?
During winter, containers can be prone to condensation forming on the ceiling which may drip down. This can become an issue if you’re storing papers or using your container as an office. An easy way to avoid this is have your ceiling spray foamed or insulate your container. We offer both these services.

6. What do I do if my container starts to leak?
If your container starts to leak, call us and we will promptly send someone to fix the leak. How long you’ve owned the container will help determine the repair cost.

7. Do you deliver?
We deliver anywhere in Western Canada. Let us know where you’d like your container delivered and we’ll provide you with a quote.

8. If I buy a container, will you buy it back later?
We do buy many types of used containers, depending on what we need at the time and the condition of the unit.

9. What does a container cost?
Container prices vary due to changes in supply and demand, available inventory and other market conditions. This is why we don’t post prices on our website, but we’d be happy to provide you with a quote for either renting or buying a container. Call us toll-free at 1-800-665-9651 or in the Lower Mainland at 604-940-9908.

10. What does a container weigh?
A standard 20’ container weighs just over 2 tons (approximately 5,000 lbs), and 40’ containers weigh between 3.5 and 4.2 tons (approximately 8,500 lbs). See sizes & weights

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