Shipping containers are frequently used to store goods on private and business properties in the original condition that they were purchased. Businesses and homeowners are typically content with their containers in their original state and do not end up upgrading or changing them.

However, there are instances when a business owner decides to update the container box's look to better fit in with the neighborhood or sector. Despite their many benefits, shipping containers aren't suitable for every location. The costs of materials, labor, and time must always be taken into account when refurbishing something.

Businesses can renovate and transform their containers into workspaces, offices, kiosks, or even just painted mobile billboards. Storage containers can be converted by individuals into living areas, studios, garages, and guest houses.

Ways to Disguise a Shipping Container

Your shipping container can be made to disguise in a variety of ways. The possibilities are endless, ranging from utilizing soft colors to covering your shipping container's exterior with cement, timber, or weatherboard sheets. Let's look at some methods:

Exterior Cladding Options

A simple layer of material, like steel or wood, added to a shipping container's exterior is known as "shipping container cladding." Although adding a layer of insulation to the external walls of a shipping container is one of the many uses for cladding, its primary function is to change the shipping container's appearance.

In order to clad a container, wooden batons are typically attached horizontally across the exterior walls. The cladding you ultimately decide to apply to the container's exterior will be applied vertically.

The method would vary based on the material you decide to use to clad your container; for instance, applying steel cladding would require a slightly different procedure than applying timber cladding.

All things considered; cladding can be a great way to completely hide the fact that your project was once a shipping container.

Landscaping and Vegetation

Planting shrubs is another way to integrate a shipping container into the landscape. If the environment is unstable, artificial options are also available.

You can get ideas and estimates for the cost of purchasing and installing a green privacy screen to cover the container by going to your neighborhood nursery or calling a landscaper.

A vertical plant panel garden or a weeping plant are two more ornamental container ideas that entail a little more gardening.

Another way to add decorative accents that give the impression of curvature where everything is square is to hang plant strands across the shipping container like string lights.

Benefits of Disguising Shipping Containers

  • Disguising shipping containers provide a substitute for metal surfaces. A shipping container can be converted into a semi-outdoor living space, garden bed, art studio, or mobile home.
  • Regardless of the room's purpose, you may be looking into coverings for the corrugated metal exterior. For instance, a planted container looks natural and fits in perfectly with the garden, backyard, or other natural areas.
  • It provides additional insulation and layering. In the summer and the winter, metal shipping containers tend to concentrate heat and cold. Because of this, insulation is essential if you plan to spend a lot of time in the area.
  • Cladding won't take up less interior space for storage or living. Simultaneously, it provides an additional layer of insulation, reducing heat transfer to the metal substrate and improving the comfort of individuals occupying the space.
  • Many design options can be crucial for individuals who enjoy constructing tiny or larger houses out of shipping containers. You can have these options, painting with various colors.

Get in touch with CMG Containers right now to learn more if you're thinking about disguising your shipping container or if you're just curious!


How do you clad the outside of a shipping container?

Typically, container cladding entails fastening wooden batons horizontally across a container's outer walls. Until the exterior of your entire container is covered, the cladding will be applied in segments and fastened to the wooden batons. To prevent puncturing the shell when attaching the batons, a steel angle needs to be welded to the container's exterior panels first.

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