Frequently Asked Questions
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Why use a recycled shipping container?
Recycled steel = sustainable structure = smaller footprint. Containers are made from Corten steel = extremely strong and durable material. Also earthquake, fire, hurricane, sound & pest resistant.
How much does it cost?
Contact us for a quote. Starting prices are listed next to each model. We will provide you with options to upgrade or make additions for aesthetics and comforts.
How long will my build take?
We finish builds in our production facility in as little as 8-12 weeks!
Delivery and Transportation?
Your build will be transported via flatbed truck. Assuming you already have your land, you may need to prepare by grading your land and/or building a foundation for your build.
Can I build anywhere in the US or Canada?
YES! Our Containers can be placed on land anywhere with a structured helical pier foundation!
Are structures built to code?
YES! SICBS builds dwellings to the standards based in the International Building Codes. If your project requires additional building requirements, we help you get all relevant information to ensure your home will comply with all building regulations in your area.
SICBS offers a one-year warranty for all workmanship on our builds. In addition, we will provide you with the manufacturers' warranties for any components installed (air conditioner, refrigerator, etc.).
How long does a container home last?
Container homes traditionally last 25-30 years with little to no maintenance. If well taken care of, container homes live well over 50 years.
Are the builds insulated?
YES! We build your home with the same regulations for insulation that a traditional structure would require within your area. We use a variety of materials to allow your container to stay warm in the winter and/or cool in the summer, based on your climate.
Will my container rust?
NO! Containers now are made of non-corrosive Corten steel and painted accordingly. This gives the overall structure a very high rust resistance.
Options available for financing?
YES! We are able to help connect you with resources for financing your project that best fit your budget. Check out the options we offer here.
Will my container be safe from harm?
Although our dwellings are already built to be structurally sound against weather, shipping containers add an additional element of resistance against extreme winds, fire, and hurricanes.
How are one trip containers better for the environment than multi-trip containers?