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Buying Guide: Shipping Container with Roll-Up Door

Dec 28, 2022
Buying Guide: Shipping Container with Roll-Up Door

Shipping containers only come with one door option: cargo doors. Cargo doors open one end of a shipping container to create easy access to cargo held inside the container. Although many people find cargo doors helpful, some people want different door options to make the most of repurposed containers—think personnel doors, double doors, and so on. Today we’re going to focus on one type of door option: shipping containers with roll-up doors.

Why Use a Storage Container with a Roll-Up Door?

Many people find roll-up doors beneficial because they provide easy access to large items such as lawn equipment and sports equipment. Cargo doors can also provide easy access to large items, but they can be a hassle to open and close multiple times a day.

One of the great things about modified containers is that you can request a roll-up door on any wall of the container. You can replace the cargo door or even install two roll-up doors on the long side of a 40-foot unit. It’s all about what works best for you.

The benefits of roll-up doors:

  • They’re efficient—quick to open, close, and lock
  • They’re protective—shelter items from weather and thieves
  • They’re big and small—big enough to roll out large equipment but small enough so you can add more than one to the long side of a 40-foot container


Is a Roll-Up Door Right for Your Application?

Roll-up doors are versatile, but that doesn’t mean every application requires a roll-up door. Here are a few application examples of when storage containers with roll-up doors make an impact.

  • Food storage
  • Inventory storage
  • Retail storage
  • Theater storage
  • School storage
  • Sports team storage
  • Lawn equipment storage

Other applications that don’t solely focus on storage include:

  • Automotive shops
  • Equipment enclosures
  • Dual workspaces that include part office and part workshop

Whether you’re looking to use a container with a roll-up door to make storage more easily accessible or to create a garage-style opening for workshops, vehicles, or equipment, you’ll need to make sure you get the right size door in the right configuration. Luckily, our team of container experts is here to help.

If you’d like to learn more about your container-based application with or without a roll-up door, give us a call at 877-704-0177 or email us at Sales@FalconStructures.com. In the meantime, feel free to browse our floor plan options to see if one fits your need.

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