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  • Controlling the Maintenance Costs of Boat and RV Storage
    If you’ve been a boat/RV owner or operator for several years, you’ve probably learned how difficult it is to keep your property clean and fresh. As managers of a large multi-service storage facility, we know firsthand how hard it is to keep maintenance costs ...More
    October 30, 2008 Terri and Ed Heil Posted in Articles
  • Restoring Your Self-Storage Facility to its Former Glory
    While most older self-storage facilities may still function well, they might not be maximizing their potential to effectively compete for market share. ...More
    September 30, 2008 Jeffrey Supnick Posted in Articles
  • Reflections on the Storage Industry: Economics, Commitments, Patriotism and More
    The song “Tomorrow” from the musical Annie is a fitting theme song for the situation many self-storage owners are in right now. Several factors are contributing to the negative national economy: rising unemployment, the mortgage crisis and abundance of ...More
    September 13, 2008 Jim Chiswell Posted in Articles
  • The Self-Storage Parking Lot: Prevention and Maintenance for Pavement
    Here’s a riddle: What’s the first and last thing a customer will encounter when visiting a self-storage facility but always the last for an owner to think about in the list of maintenance to-do’s? Give up? The parking lot.It’s not a funny riddle, by ...More
    July 25, 2008 Drew Whitney Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage Upkeep Creates Facility Longevity and Appeal
    Put yourself in the shoes of a potential renter. Would you want to store your valuables at an ill-maintained facility? What kind of message do damaged panels, rusted doors, broken fences or scattered garbage send to a prospective customer? The typical renter has already ...More
    July 23, 2008 Jeff Bouchard Posted in Articles
  • Preserving Paint at Self-Storage Facilities: Buildings, Doors and More
    Paint is often one of the first considerations of maintenance plans. But did you know annual losses attributed to improper paint maintenance runs into the billions of dollar? Read on to learn how you can save, instead of lose, on your paint upkeep.One of the most important ...More
    July 19, 2008 Teresa Sedmak Posted in Articles
  • Preventive Building Maintenance for Self-Storage
    Many owners of self-storage facilities tend to overlook the value and necessity of regular maintenance on their buildings. In fact, when they first open their doors for business, the furthest thing from their minds is maintenance—particularly preventive maintenance. ...More
    July 16, 2008 Terry Campbell Posted in Articles
  • Keeping Your Castle: Self-Storage Maintenance for Resident Managers
    Many self-storage managers have the distinct advantage (or disadvantage, depending on how you look at it) of living on the property where they are employed. If this applies to you, I hope to give you some hints on how to make your home and business just a little bit nicer. ...More
    July 7, 2008 Mel Holsinger Posted in Articles
  • Self-Storage Maintenance Retains Customers and Property Value
    Because a storage owner sees his property daily, he may miss signs of deterioration. “A large percentage of your storage renters decide whether they want to rent from you based on the curb appeal of your facility,” says Brian Byrd, vice president of sales and ...More
    July 2, 2008 Elaine Foxwell Posted in Articles
  • U-Channel Cover
    The Ideal Shield U-channel cover fits over standard two-pound, U-channel posts and pipe that is more than 1.5 inches in diameter. It can be cut to custom lengths and is available in multiple color combinations. ...More
    May 30, 2008 Posted in News