Shipping Container Roof Kits

arch shipping container roof

Shipping storage containers are the easiest way to gain protected space and shipping container roof kits take that space to the next level.

Bolt-together arch roofing systems can span two shipping containers to give you a large clear-span space to work or store.

Sized for Your Span

You choose the amount of space you need to operate. These steel roofing systems can span anything from 10 to 100+ feet so you get all the space you need.

Simple to Build

Typically when you construct an arch-style building, similar to this roofing system, a foundation must first be built. In this case since you're building on shipping containers, you can skip the foundation work and build your space that much faster.

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Strong and Durable

Shipping containers are typically constructed of 14 gauge steel, making them impervious to almost everything. Since shipping containers form the walls of your building, and a steel roofing system is at the top, you can rest assured that your building is built to last.

Delivered to Your Site

Shipping container roof systems are manufactured at a factory and delivered right to your job site. They come with everything you need including the nuts and bolts.

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What Sizes are Available?

These Arch-Style steel shipping container roof kits come in widths from 10 feet to over 100 feet. Lengths are essentially unlimited and available in 2 foot increments (the width of an arch). This means you can have a row of as many containers as you'd like and we'll help you find a roof system to cover it.

What are these Types of Buildings Used For?

Shipping containers are well known for their ability to safely store whatever it is you're looking for them to hold. Their thick steel exteriors and locking doors make them the ideal storage lockers.

By putting a roofing system between multiple containers, you're creating a clear-span space that is not only ideal for storage, but also incredibly functional and versatile.

Common Uses for this type of building include:

  • Agricultural storage for both crops and tractors
  • Construction storage for heavy equipment
  • Workshop space
  • Commercial warehousing
  • Airplane hangars

What Customizations are Available?

You can choose a variety of factory-painted colors for your roofing system. These will vary from one factory to the next but typically there are basic shades available in white, gray, green, and beige.

There are also many accessories available from:

  • Vents
  • Skylights
  • Insulation
  • & more

Are Building Permits Required?

Most jurisdictions require a permit for any permanent structure over 100 square feet. You will need to check with your local building office, but typically these types of structures are classified as portable or temporary structures since they're not typically bolted down to the foundation. Because of this, you may be able to get away without permit approvals, but be sure to check with your municipal building office.

Where Should the Roofline Connect with the Container?

You can easily attach the arch roof system to either the inside or outside edge of your shipping containers.

By mounting your roofing system to the inside edge of the containers, you'll maximize the useable space underneath the roof. By mounting to the outside edge of the containers you'll create additional dry storage space on top of the containers.

Is it Difficult to Install a Container Roof System?

One of the great things with an arch-style steel building is the ease of assembly. These roofing systems are delivered right to your job site and come as pre-cut panel segments. All you need to do is:

  1. Install mounting brackets to the containers
  2. Bolt-together the arches
  3. Lift the arches into place
  4. Attach the arches to the mounting brackets and any adjacent arches

Do You Need a Concrete Foundation?

Concrete foundations are expensive and can require substantial engineering. Thankfully since the roofing system is being mounted on top of very stable shipping containers, a concrete foundation is not required in most situations. You will want to ensure that your containers are level prior to installing the roof. A gravel base is usually the best way to go since it can help level out your containers and also offers good drainage and helps counter any settling issues.

Is Steel Better than Wood?

We're obviously biased, but there are many benefits of using steel versus wood roofing systems so we'll recommend steel any day of the week. Unlike steel, wood is susceptible to:

  • Termites
  • Rot
  • Fire
  • Wind damage
  • and More

These 100% steel roof systems are incredibly durable and low maintenance so even if you're paying a little bit more than throwing a few 2x4's across, it's money well spent in our opinion.

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