1. Will metal shipping containers be subject to rust and corrosion?
When treated correctly, no. If a container does rust, it must be encased in a specialized oil-based coating. This will protect the container from additional rusting and corrosion.
2. Am I allowed to put a shipping container home anywhere I want?
Shipping container homes are a new concept to many neighborhoods and HOAs. In most cases, you'll need to find land for your new home. Ask us, a local real estate agent, or your local municipality if you have any questions about where you can build a container home.
3. Do custom shipping container homes comply with all building codes?
Just like traditional homes, shipping container homes must comply with all local building codes. This includes passing a third-party inspection. Each house we design is built to code based on local guidelines and requirements. We'll take care of all the permits, too.
4. Are shipping container homes hurricane and tornado proof?
Hurricanes, tornadoes and hail are significant threats to homes in Texas. Your custom shipping container home is designed to withstand even the toughest conditions. For more details about the durability of the shipping containers homes we build, contact us today.
5. How much do custom shipping container homes cost?
Each home is unique and are priced differently depending on the design, engineering and site prep. Though we can't give you an exact price until we consult with you about your home's design elements, we can tell you that building a custom shipping container home is more affordable than a home in a planned development. Those types of homes are produced en mass are built in a way that drives cost down. However, any custom home, traditional or alternative, will likely cost more than a reproduced stick-built home design.
6. Can you build commercial buildings from shipping containers?
We can construct buildings of all types with shipping containers. Some of the designs that can be applied commercially include: