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Cabinets  Granite Depot

Cabinets Granite Depot

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
3 hires on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
We have over ten years of experience in the DMV with residential and commercial consumers transform their kitchen and bathroom. Helping customers with our amazing craftsmanship , 3D design and reasonable prices! Please let me know when you are available for a free in home estimate from us. We have multiple showrooms across the DMV you can visit by appointment and take a look at our cabinet and granite selection. Please send me your contact information and your availability. Thanks Mike, Cabinet Granite Depot www.cabinetgranite.us...
Reyes Contractors

Reyes Contractors

3.0(1)
4 hires on HomeGuide
20+ years in business
Reyes contractors llc Exterior & Interior Residential & Commercial Your professional home repair solution Handyman & Home Improvement service We're your handyman! no matter what job you have at hand around the house we can fix it, repair it replace it or rebuild
RL Martin

RL Martin

4.8Excellent(12)
15 hires on HomeGuide
25+ years in business
Lester E. says, "Craftsmanship and commitment to produce quality results " Read more
Jeremy Services

Jeremy Services

New on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
We are professionals in painting, remodeling patios and plumbing. we have many good references Please contact me
Mila Home Improvements

Mila Home Improvements

New on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
"Hi homeowners! I'm Azad Dersim, your trusted contractor with years of experience. Working with me means personalized attention, open communication, and top-notch craftsmanship. I'm reliable, professional, and committed to your satisfaction. Let's turn your house into your dream home – contact me today to get started!"

Your Shipping Container Home Builders questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

What is a shipping container home?

Shipping container homes use shipping containers as the structural framework. These containers were once used to transport goods overseas but are now being upcycled into livable spaces. Shipping containers provide a weatherproof shell that serves as the walls and roofing for a home. They can be used as a standalone structure for a tiny house, or multiple containers can be connected together to build a larger residence.

On the inside, the steel construction is concealed with standard drywall and finishes. The exterior can display the corrugated metal container surface or be decorated with siding, wood details, and other façade materials. Shipping container homes are sustainable, resilient, energy-efficient, and cost-effective prefabricated housing.

How much does a shipping container home cost?

A shipping container home costs $150 to $350 per square foot, depending on the home size and features added. A single-container model costs $25,000 to $80,000, while a multi-container house costs $80,000 to $250,000, depending on the size and features.

The shipping container alone costs $1,200 to $10,000. Larger homes can use multiple containers to create more usable living space.

What size are shipping containers?

Shipping containers are built to standardized dimensions determined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The vast majority of containers used for housing are either 20 feet long by 8 feet wide, or 40 feet long by 8 feet wide. Occasionally, longer 45-foot or 48-foot containers are used as well. The internal height is between 7.5 to 9.5 feet, with the 8-foot ceiling height being the most common.

To expand usable floor space, homeowners can opt to join multiple containers. For instance, two 20-foot containers can be aligned side-by-side for a home 16 feet across. Stacking two containers creates a two-story unit. Since containers have a strong uniform shape, they offer flexibility for architectural creativity tailored to the needs of each owner. Whether going tiny or adding modularly, containers enable homes of any scale.

Are shipping container homes safe?

Shipping container homes are very safe and secure, often exceeding the structural integrity of conventional stick-built homes. Containers are designed for ocean transport and to be stacked up to 8 units high while enduring turbulent storm conditions. Their thick corrugated steel skin and underlying steel frame are incredibly strong and more impact-resistant than what is required in residential building codes. This durable steel construction resists damage from natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes - which is why containers are often used for emergency shelters.

Proper insulation and ventilation transform the solid containers into comfortable living spaces. Electric, plumbing, and HVAC systems can be integrated to function just as they would in traditional homes. The fire-resistant steel walls and metal roof also deter the spread of flames in case of emergency. Containers resist rot, termites, and other causes of deterioration better than wooden structures.

Can shipping container homes be mobile?

Can shipping container homes be mobile?

Yes, shipping container homes can be mobile with certain limitations and considerations. A single-container tiny home mounted on a trailer chassis can be towed to different locations. These are often designed for off-grid living and require specific permits depending on local regulations.

Multiple containers connected together can still be mobile if they are designed to comply with weight and size limitations for road transport. These larger homes may require additional permits and special transportation arrangements.

What questions should I ask a shipping container home builder?

When meeting with a shipping container home builder, consider asking these questions:

  • How long have you been building shipping container homes?
  • Do you have previous clients I can speak with or a portfolio of completed projects I can review?
  • Are you licensed and insured to build in my area?
  • What is your warranty policy for shipping container homes?
  • Do you offer design and architectural services?
  • What is your process for handling change orders and unforeseen costs?
  • Do you offer financing options?
  • Is a shipping container home safe?
  • What are the potential resale value considerations for a shipping container home?

How do I choose a shipping container home builder?

Choosing the right shipping container home builder is a crucial decision, which impacts the quality, cost, and overall success of your project. Follow these suggestions to find a shipping container home builder near you:

  • Determine your desired size, layout, features, budget, and preferred location before seeking estimates.
  • Decide what aspects are most important to you for your builder, such as experience, price, customization options, or energy efficiency.
  • Search for shipping container home builders with the best reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Attend trade shows and events that offer opportunities to meet builders in person and see examples of their work.
  • Ensure the builder is licensed and insured to operate in your area.
  • Inquire about warranties, including the coverage and duration.
  • Get written bids that clearly outline all costs and project details including labor, materials, warranties, and a building timeline.
  • Contact past clients to verify the builder's quality of work and professionalism.

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