As self-storage facilities begin to age, they may require capital improvements to remain competitive in their markets. Inside Self-Storage (ISS) has released a digital magazine issue on "Self-Storage Facility Refurbishing," which includes articles regarding the renovation, expansion and improvement of existing self-storage facilities. The publication is available for free download at www.insideselfstorage.com/digital-issues.
Refurbishments can range from simple upgrades like fresh paint and new pavement to more complex projects such as roof upgrades, new siding and replacement roll-up doors. This special issue offers self-storage operators tips for accomplishing facility renovation, including case studies to demonstrate specific improvement strategies. Specific topics include:
- Where to begin and important items to consider
- Three steps to rehabilitating an older site
- Renovation case study of a facility in Chattanooga, Tenn.
- Meeting ADA requirements
- Incorporating eco-friendly elements
For more than 20 years, ISS has provided informational resources for the self-storage industry. Its educational offerings include a monthly magazine, annual conferences and tradeshows, an extensive website, an education institute, an online store, and Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community.