Thinking of getting a storage container, but don’t know whether renting or buying is the right option for you? There are a couple key factors to consider. You’ll want to think through what you’re planning on storing and how large of a unit you’ll need, what your budget is, how long you’ll be using the container, where you’re planning on keeping it, and other considerations. Deciding whether to rent or buy will be impacted by your specific situation and needs.

Reasons to Buy a Storage Container

For some individuals, buying a storage container may be the better option. When you purchase a storage container outright, you gain total control and can update the unit with any modifications, custom branding, or other adjustments, as well as move the unit to your preferred location. Long-term users will get the benefit of owning the unit rather than paying rent each month, and can then potentially resell the storage container when they are no longer in need of it.

Reasons to Rent a Storage Container

For most people, renting a storage container is likely a better option than purchasing one. Reasons for this include:

  • Flexibility

Whether you need short-term or long-term storage, renting a storage unit can give you the flexibility you need with regards to timeframes. At Airtight Storage, we offer flexible contracts that give you complete control over how long you rent your storage container.

  • Quality

There are a lot of storage containers that have been used to transport freight across the ocean and are no longer in good condition, or which have been left out in the elements for a number of years without proper maintenance and are now beginning to deteriorate or show structural problems. When you purchase a shipping container, you have to sort through the options to find a high-quality unit, but when you rent a storage container you can trust it’s a high-quality option that’s been well-maintained.

  • Affordability

While purchasing a shipping container can be expensive, renting one can be very affordable. At Airtight Storage, we work to keep our storage containers budget-friendly through offering no hidden fees, discounts for long-term rentals, and affordable prices. Our rental rates start at just $30 a month.

  • Security

When you rent a storage container from a facility, you get access to state-of-the-art security features you likely don’t have at home. Safety measures such as a barbed wire fence, keypad entry, 24/7 video surveillance, and on-site property managers can give you peace of mind regarding the safety of your items.

  • Simplicity

Proper maintenance of a storage container includes tasks such as keeping the roof clean, touching up paint, maintaining the foundation, lubricating the door hinges, and addressing any rust or other deterioration that occurs. While this can be a hassle for a storage container you buy outright, when you rent the, company that owns the storage container will handle all of the maintenance for you.

Southern Utah Storage Container Rentals

If you’re looking for secure, convenient, and affordable storage options in southern Utah, Airtight Storage can help. We’ve provided storage container rentals to Utah residents since 1992, and have both indoor and outdoor options in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. Our prices are affordable so that you can get the storage you need without the stress. Contact us today to learn more.

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