Shipping containers with windows for sale are not easy to find, none of the shipping container manufacturer build shipping containers with windows. They are added to a shipping container by means of modifications, as each customer would like the windows to be install in a way to fulfill their particular needs. Add to that the wide range of shipping containers windows sizes.
At the same time no shipping container supplier will take the time and spend money modifying shipping containers with windows hoping for customers to pick them up as they are.
Shipping and storage container have 4 sides to install windows on, and the range of shipping container window sizes is unlimited, we can order any window size and type so where to install the windows and what size to use?.
If you find a shipping container with windows already installed on it, it is probably a container that was modified as a long term rental for a particular customer needs and the rental term ends, or the customer changed their mind after it was built.
We call them shipping container windows and people search the net for shipping containers with windows, or shipping container window kit. So what so spacial about the container windows or window kits?
Years ago when we start modifying shipping containers when a customer order a container with windows we use to run to the local hardware store and pick up the vinyl windows and build a steel frame for them, then install them on the shipping container.
When the demand for shipping containers with windows went high and to keep our customers as happy as we can, delivering the jobs in a timely manner. We start ordering the shipping container window kits to save some time in building the frame.
When we got the first shipping container kit delivered to our shop we weren't all that surprised because it was a vinyl window setting inside a 2X3 inches steel frame. Nothing really special. Exactly what we have been doing for years. The only benefit of the window kit is we don't have to build the frame.
Actually by the time you install some windows on a shipping container it not a shipping container anymore, you really can't use it to ship anything. It becomes a storage container or an office container but definitely not a shipping container.
Our customers ordering shipping containers with windows installed usually asks to add an easy to open and close shipping container man door and an electrical system package with ceiling LED lights and power outlets.
Installing a shipping container window is not that hard and don't need that many tools. Just a grinder with a cutting wheel, a welder, Four bolts and a caulking gun.
If you ordered a shipping container window kit, you don't have to worry about building the frame it comes with the window.
On the other hand if you just want to install a vinyl window do yourself a favor and build a frame for it using 2X3 inches steel tube leaving a small gap around the window, about 1/8 of an inch.
There you have it. Even though it sounds like a lot of steps to install a shipping container window, but when you install the first one the rest will be a breeze.