By AllanaWren. Containers Home. Published at Friday, February 21st, 2020 - 12:38:46 PM.
Shipping container houses should be very secure for one big reason. In case there is a high home robbery rate in your area. Now don’t be scared, it’s when you leave the home that it gets robbed. Every Country around the world has issues and in many countries there is crime. So it’s always a good idea to build a home that will keep out any uninvited guests.
As Shipping Container Homes are becoming more popular, more people are starting to turn toward living in one. However, when it comes to the structural and ecological integrity, there are some questions that need to be addressed.
You can apply a ’Green/Living Roof’ to the top of your containers which will aide in insulation and greatly reduce your heating costs (in the winter) and cooling costs (in the summer).
Water damage – Most damages incurred, during and immediately after a hurricane, are caused by flooding and water incursion through damaged structures. Shipping container homes reduce the chances of water damage in several ways. Most importantly, the steel wall structures are inherently water tight so that rains, driven by hurricane force winds, are unlikely to breach the structure. These ISO shipping containers are both hurricane and earth quake proof, based on their design, and their seaworthiness.
A lot of people are looking into using recycled cargo containers as a material source for building homes. They certainly are a green alternative to other materials and using them does a lot of good for the recycling community. We don’t notice it very much but there are quite a lot of unused, empty cargo containers sitting at ports all around the world doing nothing but taking up space. Or worse yet, being sent off to landfill.
They can withstand 100mph winds unanchored and 145 winds anchored.
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