Insta Contianer Modification is a proud supporter of prostate
We are proudly participating in supporting prostate cancer and other male health initiatives.
Now is your chance to get involved!
Approximately 1 in 7 men will be affected by Prostate Cancer throughout their lifetime. Cancer touches everyone, which is why we here at Insta Container Modification want to help raise awareness of Prostate and Testicular Cancer by supporting the 2019 Movember movement.
For every #6067 INSTA Vent sold throughout the month of November, $1 will be donated to cancer research for men’s health. What is a better reason to purchase?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with many annual campaigns to increase awareness of the disease and fight globally. An estimated 1 in 8 (12%) women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. With those odds, it’s tough to find someone who hasn’t been affected by this disease in some way.
And BONUS, with your order of our INSTA Bolt-On Lock Boxes, you will receive One Hot Pink INSTA Bolt-On Lock Box FREE. Display it proudly on one of your shipping containers honoring those battling breast cancer and celebrating its survivors. Be a breast friend!
Our 3’x4’ INSTA Window is made with a superior quality dual pane PVC window and has a heavy-duty one piece integrated steel frame to ensure strength and security. The dual pane window aids in insulation so there won’t be drastic changes in heating and cooling costs. All of our products are designed around being instant, strong, and secure. Our window is designed to be bolted on to shipping containers, removing the need of hiring a welder to come and weld-in the product. This ultimately means that you and your clients can easily install this window with the help of our installation guide. Each 3’x4’ INSTA Window includes a sliding bug screen and drip plate. If you are looking for maximum security, we carry an additional security screen that bolts to the outside of the window.
Currently we carry two different sizes of shipping container windows. Our newer and larger sized window is 3’x4’ and features a heavy-duty one piece integrated steel frame construction. Our smaller sized window is 3’x3’ and is more versatile as the metal flashings come unassembled for you to decide the positioning of the window in your container wall. Both are made for use on shipping containers, but if you are wondering what size would best fit your needs give our sales team a call at 1-866-647-4353!
Our INSTA Vent has been improved with an integrated bug screen to prevent any rodents or insects from entering your container, plus providing great ventilation. Poor ventilation of your shipping container can cause a large number of issues such as dampness, rust, condensation, and highly fluctuating internal temperatures.
Each vent comes powder coated dark gray and is designed to be bolt-on so NO welding and NO painting required! Adding vents to your shipping container will help prevent moisture build-up, eliminate dangerous fumes and chemicals that can lead to fire or explosion, and allow optimal air flow. You should vent your container anytime you are storing household items, heavy machinery and automobiles, dry goods, and chemicals/pressurized gasses. It is recommended for each container to have two to six vents, depending on the length of the container. Bonus! Our INSTA Vents install within 30 minutes!
*Image on the left is our old design; right is our new and improved design.
We are excited to introduce our new and improved INSTA Container Modification
product installation videos. Our container modifications combine innovative solutions
with excellent quality and workmanship. We have designed our INSTA products to be
quickly and easily installed by you or your customers. No welding or painting
required! So say goodbye to the extra costs of hiring a welder and painter. These
videos will guide you step-by-step on how to install some of our most sought-after
INSTA Container Modification products including our; Insta Window, Insta Vent, Insta
Rhino Door, Insta Divider Wall, and Insta Lock Box.
Check them out on our YouTube page. Don’t forget to Subscribe!
A special THANK YOU goes to Mark, Joel, Kaylee, and everyone from the National Portable Storage Association (NPSA) on another spectacularly ran conference and trade show this last week in Las Vegas. We would also like to thank all the amazing sponsors and educational keynote speakers that made the event so memorable. We hope everyone who attended was able to enjoy some or all of the wonderful extra events.
We want to congratulate our winner of this year’s INSTA Gift Box, Beau Jones from Cost Less Containers. He won an amazing gift box filled with a various goodies from the Okanagan Valley. It was great to visit with some old friend and have the opportunity to make new connections and see what others are bringing to the table in our ever growing industry.
Spring is here and the 2019 NPSA Conference & Trade Show on April 16-18 in Las Vegas is fast approaching. We are so excited to once again be in attendance as an exhibitor at this premier event with the
opportunity to showcase our products, introduce new and improved innovations, meet new and old friends, and see what’s new in our ever growing industry.
We will have a container on-site to showcase some of our industry leading INSTA Container Modification products, including our all new larger-sized #6066 3’x4′ INSTA Window with its heavy-duty one piece integrated steel frame construction; our very own #6850 INSTA Pad Lock with its heavy-based brass body and nickel-plated keys designed specifically for commercial-grade applications; our stronger #4187 Container Swivel Casters that come with brakes and rating of 3 tons/6,600 lbs./each; our all new #6074 INSTA Steel Slat Rollshutter Doors (84” width); and our #6067 INSTA Vents with its newly improved design making it an even better must-have product for every container.
Come visit and chat with our team at booth #618 and #519.
Insta Container Modification is excited to share with you our recently completed modification of a 20 ft shipping container into a shipping container office located inside our inventory warehouse!
We needed an office space that was onsite, secure, and fully functional. A shipping container was the perfect fit. It came together seamlessly including insulated walls, 2 hardwired wall heaters, internet and great lighting.
To complement our office we installed our 6062R INSTA Rhino Door for convenient access as well as our newest addition to our product line; the 6072 INSTA Aluminum Slat Roll Shutter. We built a tool closet at one end and incorporated the 6072 INSTA Aluminum Slat Roll Shutter to provide a very secure and space saving barrier.
We are constantly looking for ways to improve our level of service and believe this is another great step forward. Thank you for your continued business and for taking the time to share in our excitement.
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It just makes sense!
Increased ventilation could save you thousands of dollars, and even your life!
It’s no big secret that shipping containers are no longer used just for shipping product across the ocean. In fact, I would dare to say that there are not many times you won’t see a container storing something on your daily drive. They have become a great product to store just about anything you want to keep secure and dry, as well as modify to suit your exact needs.
There is one major flaw in using a shipping container for your everyday storage though. They are designed to be as air tight and water tight as possible. Some newer models have tiny vent holes that are less than an inch in size, but they need to be kept small to avoid water and moisture from getting inside during travel on the ocean. Making sure your container is air and water tight is great for ocean travel, but for storage use on land you’re putting your stored goods, and possibly even your life at risk by not venting your container.
Here are some major issues we see when containers are not adequately vented: read more…
Products ruined from moisture. Moisture build- up is one of the main problems when using a container for storage. If you live in a very humid climate we often see moisture build up on the inside of the roof on containers, sometimes to the point of it almost “raining” inside the container on top of stored goods causing water damage. Recently an Edmonton Alberta company had stored over $100,000 in electronics in a container for a few months, only to open it up and find just about all of it destroyed and not functioning properly due to moisture buildup in the container. By simply adding more ventilation this could have been prevented.
Another cause from moisture build up is what is being stored in the container. Many ski hills and winter sport facilities are now using shipping containers to store their skis and equipment. It all comes in wet with snow and stored in the container in and out all winter. Adding vents will help reduce the moisture in the air and help the melting snow evaporate faster, helping prolong the life of the container and anything stored inside.
Health risks from fumes, possible death. We have seen an increase of stories around North America of people passing out or even dying because of air poisoning from the fumes being built-up from paint, thinners, gas and other various chemicals that are stored inside shipping containers. While it may seem like a good idea to keep all these products locked up, storing them in a container with no way for the fumes to escape can be devastating.
Risk of fire or explosion. When storing chemicals, gas, propane, ATV’s or other recreational vehicles, fumes can build up in a container that is not vented properly. When fumes or gas build up in an air tight container it does not take much for disaster to strike. An example of this happened recently very close to our head office in Kelowna, British Columbia. You can read the news story of this unfortunate preventable accident here; http://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon/125432/Firefighter-s-death-an-accident.
Heat risks. Much like a car on a hot summer’s day, a shipping container can become sweltering hot under the heat of the sun. Heat in a container amplifies the risks to all the above factors mentioned. Adding vents to your container lowers the heat and helps reduce the risk of moisture and fumes building up.
Proper venting. When entering a container on a hot day you can clearly feel the air is warmer, but if you were to put a thermometer on the floor and one by the roof you will see the top is much warmer due to rising heat. The metal floor sitting on the ground creates its own shade actually helping to keep the bottom air cooler. Installing your vents near the top of the container will actually force the hot air out because of the pressure built-up from the hot air rising and with that helps pull the cooler air from the bottom up. It is also important to have more than one vent in a container to help create cross air flow. We usually suggest opposite corners. While a roof turbine vent may seem like a good idea, it can later lead to leaking issues, transport issues and not being able to stack the container in the future if needed. Also, they are easily damaged and will need to be replaced. Installing a side vent removes all the risks associated with a roof top vent.
By increasing your ventilation you will be creating a safer place to store your products and more importantly a saver environment to work in.
Insta Container Modifications wholesales shipping container modification parts and accessories designed to help make your container more secure, safer and easier to use. For more information on all their great products visit them at www.instacontainermodification.com or phone 1.866.647.4353