- Clean the rust and dirt regularly
A container is made of metal which makes it prone to rust. So ensure you clean off any rust and dirt frequently. You also have to clean your hinges, locks and any joints of all parts of the container house regularly. This will help reduce any possibility of corrosion.
- Lubricate your doors, handles and windows
Containers are made of steel. The steel can withstand extreme weather conditions. However, some parts of the container house, such as windows, doors, and handles, are potential weak points. Keep them clean, well-lubricated, and greased to avoid problems.
- Avoid moisture and condensation
Install vents in your container home. This will ensure proper airflow and remove excess moisture, which can cause corrosion and corrosion-related issues. Also, avoid bringing wet and moist goods into your house. During the rainy season, close your doors and windows to prevent letting in water.
- Don't place weight on the roof
Containers are built strong to withstand any weight. However, the middle part of the roof is not as strong as the other parts. To ensure your roof stays intact, avoid placing weight on it. During winter, brush off the snow as snow can make the roof bend inwards if left to sit for a long time.
- Build a roof for the container house
Instead of using the container's roof as the actual house roof, you can build a roof of your liking. The roof will provide shade for the container, and it will also prevent the container from harsh weather. If you decide to build a roof, it should be a separate structure covering the container, extends beyond your home for proper shading, has an adequate pitch for rainwater runoff and be strong.
- Apply rust preventing paint
As the containers rust easily, it is essential to paint your container. The main reason for applying rust preventing paint is to prevent and treat rust.
- Keep the house above the ground
Build your house a sturdy foundation. This will prevent your container house from sinking into the ground over time. Your foundation can be made of concrete slab, concrete piers or blocks.
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