• Media Watch
    As the self-storage industry permeates our communities, it receives increasing attention from mainstream media outlets—and not always favorably. As industry professionals, we should be aware of how self-storage is presented to the public. Media Watch is devoted to policing ...More
    July 10, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • For Sale
    Many state statutes governing self-storage have a section on auctioning goods. Generally, sales are required to be “commercially reasonable.” Many operators don’t understand just what those two words mean, and they conduct their lien sales in different ways. For example, ...More
    July 10, 2006 Jeffrey Greenberger Posted in Articles
  • Reno-Sparks, Nev.
    The area along the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in western Nevada is growing, according to metropolitan area statistics. Beyond being a gaming destination with world-class vacation and recreational amenities, the region is home to a thriving business ...More
    July 10, 2006 Self-Storage Data Services Inc. Posted in Articles, Development
  • Holey Rooftops!
    If rust has pin-holed through metal-roof panels, there’s no question it’s time for roof restoration. But just how much of the roof needs to be replaced? Even on problematic metal roofs, the majority of panels retain their integrity. Leaks develop at seams, fasteners and ...More
    July 10, 2006 Arlan Kopel Posted in Articles
  • Set Your Own Standard
    Why is upkeep so important? It makes a facility more marketable, increases safety and prevents litigation and customer dissatisfaction. Sound maintenance practices save money over the long-term and give your project a professional image.Types of MaintenanceMaintenance ...More
    July 10, 2006 Tom Litton Posted in Articles
  • Tackling Computer Maintenance
    Discussions of self-storage maintenance usually center on doors, roofs and landscaping. But every operator should also be concerned with keeping computer systems primed and running as smoothly as possible. Computer maintenance entails a four-fold attack against ...More
    July 10, 2006 Tredd Barton Posted in Articles, Technology
  • Why We Love and Hate Metal Roofs
    Let’s face it: The self-storage industry has a love-hate relationship with metal roofs. We love them because metal roofs can usually be built at a lower initial cost. They provide fire resistance, are easy to maintain and, when installed correctly, can provide many years of ...More
    July 10, 2006 Michael O’Bryant Posted in Articles
  • Sound the Alarm!
    Without security systems, self-storage facilities don’t have a prayer of keeping tenants’ belongings safe and sound. Systems need to be maintained, checked regularly for damage and repaired whenever necessary. In time, systems and components may need to be upgraded or ...More
    July 10, 2006 Chester A. Gilliam Posted in Articles
  • Keep Doors Looking Their Best
    The best time to think about door maintenance is at the point of purchase. Wise buying decisions will save you money and prevent future operational problems. Always evaluate quality, value and the long-term consequences of anything you buy. Being thrifty means getting the ...More
    July 10, 2006 Dan Curtis Posted in Articles
  • Door Maintenance
    Doors are the trademark of the self-storage industry. When people see a series of doors, they think storage. Moreover, the condition of your doors plays a role in your facility’s overall appeal. A well-maintained facility attracts more customers, operates more efficiently ...More
    July 10, 2006 Teresa Sedmak Posted in Articles