If you are looking for a reliable and cost-effective means of providing coverage over a large area, a container cover might be the perfect solution. Container covers are metal roofing systems mounted on standard shipping containers that can be easily modified or disassembled and moved to another location. This guide details all you need to know when purchasing and using a container cover.
Shipping Container Covers Provide A New Industrial Storage Solution
Repurpose your existing shipping containers into secure and functional storage or working space by installing a shipping container cover from Toro Steel Buildings. Our industry-leading container roof system is designed with practicality and durability in mind. We provide an economical and reliable solution for a wide range of applications by covering the opening between your two shipping containers (Sea Cans, Conex boxes or ISO containers) with our innovative steel roofing system.
How Can I Customize My Container Cover?
There are two design factors used to define container cover buildings:
- Total building footprint
- Placement of containers
Both options provide unique benefits depending on your intended application and your plans for the space. Our container roofing system kits are designed to fit virtually any specifications regardless of the job site. You can get a container cover from Toro Steel Buildings in a broad range of widths, including 20’, 25’, 30’, 35’, 40’, 45’, 50’, 55’, and 60’ and in any length. This ensures that you get the right size container cover for your application no matter the scope of your project. The container cover can be open-ended or enclosed depending on your preference, while the size can be tailored to match the width between the two shipping containers and the height requirements of the project.
What are Container Cover Roofing Systems Used For?
A container cover allows you to transform the space between two unused containers into a usable and practical space. You can then use that space in a limitless number of ways. The clear span design of a Toro container cover allows you to have a 100% open and usable space, perfect for commercial, industrial or construction environments. Some of the many common applications include:
Why Use Steel as A Roofing System?
There are several materials that you could use for your roofing system. However, unlike the traditional roofing that requires constant maintenance and replacement, or fabric covers that tear easily, our steel roofing kits are designed and manufactured to last for years after purchase with little maintenance.
Our roofing kits are designed and manufactured with your application and geographic location in mind. This means they are pre-engineered to meet the local building codes, including snow, wind, and seismic requirements. The weather, including heavy rains and storms, are also factored during the design and manufacturing process. On top of that, all our roofing systems are coated with Galvalume PlusTM to provide you with excellent rust protection. You can be sure that your roofing system will stand the test of time.
Are Container Cover Roofs Expensive?
No. Our steel container covers provide remarkable savings during and after construction. From our team of experts, our tried and tested design, reduced construction time, reduced labour costs, low maintenance costs, improved efficiency and more, it is clear that a prefabricated container roof is the most economical building solution on the market.
What Is the Foundation for My Container Building? Does My Site Need to Be Leveled?
Generally, for the best result, every building requires a level foundation. You can save time and money by using shipping containers as the structural base for your building. Even then, you need to make sure that the ground is level before placing the containers on your build site to provide a uniform base for your shipping container cover. On ground that is not level, a building will typically lean to one side, which could cause your sides, ends and roof panels not to align correctly. Additionally, the steel mounting plates that we provide to affix the container cover to the containers work best on a level surface. You can level your site by removing debris, tree roots, and rocks that affect the base’s quality. You should also provide enough room for equipment and workers to move around your site.
How Difficult Is It to Install a Container Cover?
Steel panels are remarkably versatile. They can be easily and quickly assembled and installed to provide protected storage or working space. Since our roofing systems can be permanent or portable, the structure can be easily moved to the next job site once the job is done.
What Size of Container Cover Building Is Right for Me?
For many clients, a 20-foot width is often the smallest size they will need. However, this is based on individual needs, application, and location. If you want to get the best value for your money, we recommend going for a width of 60 feet or less. If your project requires a larger width, our project managers can engineer a fitting solution as needed. It is also important to remember that there is no limit on the number of containers that can be stacked on one another, which allows you to have a larger structure while also keeping the cost reasonable. This also gives a straight-walled height that is typically more spacious while the stacked containers provide extra compartment storage.
How Can I Customize My Project?
Which Edge Should the Container Cover Be Placed On?
The container cover can be attached to either the outside or inner edges of the two supporting containers. These are referred to as outside mounts and inside mounts, respectively. Attaching the container cover to the outer edge requires a larger roof, which also encloses the entire building’s footprint. This approach clears water from the roof and allows you to use the top of the containers as additional dry storage. Attaching the cover to the inside mounts requires a narrower roof that uses less material and increases the strength of the structure. This typically makes inside mounts relatively cheaper, depending on your exact configurations.
Find a Container Cover to Suit Your Needs with Toro
Make the best use of your space by adding a Toro container cover over a set of containers that you already have. Our container covers come in a wide range of sizes and are excellent for many different applications. With the option to enclose or leave the space open-ended, the possibilities for using the transformed space are endless. A container cover roofing system is the practical, cost-effective, low maintenance and easy to assemble building solution you need. Contact Toro Steel Buildings today to get a quote or to learn more about all the possibilities you can unlock with a container cover roofing system.