Different Types of Doors For Your Storage Container

Posted on:
Jun 01, 2021

Now that you’ve decided to buy a storage container, you may want to go a step further and customize it with modifications. One common modification is to add the exact type of door you want. Some swing open, or up, or even side to side. It’s a highly personal decision that will depend on many factors, such as intended usage, budget and personal preference.

Let’s take a look at the many different types of doors for your storage container.

Door Types to Choose From

  • Roll-up doors
  • Man doors
  • Sliding glass doors
  • Sliding barn doors
  • Swinging barn doors
  • Commercial doors
  • Breach doors
  • Factory cargo doors
  • Vault doors
  • Marine hatches

As you can see, there are several varieties to select from that suit your unique needs as a home or business owner.

Roll-Up Doors

As the most common modification for storage containers, roll up doors make it easier to access and enter your container on a frequent basis. Available in many widths ranging from four to 18 feet wide, roll-up doors are a wise and convenient choice for many.

Man Boxes

This is the second most common type of door, and it comes mounted in a tube steel frame, featuring a dead bolt and door knob. This gives you peace of mind knowing you can easily enter your storage container without having to crouch or hop up, while enjoying top-notch security.

Sliding Glass Doors

Just like for your back porch, a sliding glass door allows plenty of natural light to stream through while allowing a fast and seamless way to gain entry or to exit. Whether your home office overlooks the beach or you want to keep an eye on your construction site, you have a full view through the doors at all times.

Sliding and Swinging Barn Doors

Sliding barn doors are secure, vandal-resistant doors with the ability to slide open. Swinging barn doors, available in single- and double-hung versions, offer an easy entry like that of roll-up doors but with better vertical clearance and security.

Commercial Doors

Commercial-grade architectural doors are great for businesses of all kinds. You can choose from a variety of door types, such as double swing, sliding, slide and stack, and accordion.

Factory Cargo Doors and Marine Hatches

These durable doors can be placed at the end or side of your storage container, giving you unmatched security and weathertight capabilities. Ideal for marine applications, cargo doors can come either as a set or individually. Marine hatch doors are also great for the marine industry, as they are watertight and have to be specially ordered.

Vault and Safe Doors

Meant for the highest levels of security specifications, this door type is installed in an internal steel wall behind cargo doors so no one from outside can see it. You get the privacy you need while also being able to store your most valuable items.

Breach Doors

Designed for fire, police and military training, this type of door is comprised of an outer steel frame with plywood center panel. There is a replaceable and breakable breach dowel instead of a traditional door knob which is designed to break in the event of forced entry. You can also replace the plywood panel after a fire or after destructive force has been applied.

Contact Drybox

To get a free quote on our storage containers and doors, contact us at 866-549-9823. We serve Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Utah with rentals and purchases.


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