• Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Remodeling & Conversion Projects
    Remodeling & Conversion Projects Turning old buildings into profitable investments By Nicholas Jodhan In spite of the softening of some real estate markets caused by reckless overbuilding, developers are proving self-storage remains a viable investment. Although new ...More
    July 1, 2004 Nicholas Jodhan Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Safeguarding Your
    Safeguarding Your Security System Preserving gate, access, alarm and surveillance systems By Chester Gilliam We all know we need to change the oil in our cars every 3,000 miles or three months and that by doing so, we prolong the life of our vehicles and reduce the overall ...More
    July 1, 2004 Chester Gilliam Posted in Articles
  • Get Into The Ooze
    Get Into The OozePreventing building deterioration through the use of coatings and sealants By Elaine Foxwell Whether the culprit is UV light, the corrosive effects of climatic pollution, or oxidation from snow and rain, self-storage buildings degenerate over time from ...More
    July 1, 2004 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Not in My Back Yard (NIMBY)
    Not in My Back Yard (NIMBY) By Fred Grauer How many times have you heard the comment, “Boy, I hope they don’t put that thing in my neighborhood”? Car washes, storage facilities, pet crematoriums, C-stores and gas stations seem to get a bad rap, along with adult book stores ...More
    July 1, 2004 Fred Grauer Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Plague Prevention
    Plague Prevention When Mercutio cries out, “A plague o’ both your houses!” in Act III of Romeo and Juliet, he meant more specifically, “May pigeons roost on the eaves of both your houses!” He must have. Pigeons are a pestilence. At my last home, a family of about 30 of ...More
    July 1, 2004 Teri L. Lanza Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Maintenance Q & A
    Maintenance Q & A By Amy Brown Preventive maintenance and repair to your storage facility is essential to preserve and enhance the value of your property and reduce your potential for liability claims. Let’s look at some commonly asked questions about self-storage ...More
    July 1, 2004 Amy Brown Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Routine, Rudimentary Upkeep
    Routine, Rudimentary Upkeep Checklists keep duties from falling through proverbial cracks By Rebecca McMahan A well-maintained facility is a self-storage operator’s No. 1 marketing tool. But “maintenance” is often confused with “repairs” when, in fact, a site that is ...More
    July 1, 2004 Rebecca McMahan Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: The Chuckle Rule
    ... The Chuckle Rule By Tron Jordheim There are many mathematical formulas and behavior theories one could consider when crafting a sales program and projecting a sales cycle. None of these prescriptions is more fun than the “Chuckle Rule.” There are a few basic drives that ...More
    July 1, 2004 Tron Jordheim Posted in Articles
  • Inside Self-Storage Magazine 07/2004: Understanding Software Reports
    Understanding Software Reports By Pamela Alton When I first started in the self-storage business, in what now seems like the Dark Ages, a lot of facilities used the old “peg board” system of record-keeping. It was used to track numbers of units, tenant information, rental ...More
    July 1, 2004 Pamela Alton Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Pest-Control Primer: Keeping self-storage free of critters, creepy-crawlies and things that go ‘bump’ in the night
    Keeping a well-maintained self-storage facility involves sundry tasks, the least pleasant of which involves the eradication of nasty critters that make any building unappealing. Rats, mice, pigeons, cockroaches, ants, termites, stray animals and other pests will not only ...More
    July 1, 2004 Ken Berquist Posted in Articles