Some storage properties offer climate controlled units, whether newly constructed or renovated buildings, usually offer access from interior hallways. Multi-storey construction, popular for climate control, also provides access through interior hallways and elevators.  Usually, dollies and furniture carts for moving customer goods are provided as a customer service tool.
Self Storage Units vary in size, materials, and added services may include:
  • Single and/or multi level facilities.

  • Units divided by corrugated steel panels (most widely used), chain-link fencing, plywood upon stud and drywall or stud and particle board.

  • Converted buildings (old supermarkets, big box retail warehouses, etc.).

  • Retail merchandise available.

  • Completely fenced.

A typical storage facility may be on approximately 2.5 - 5.0 acres with five to seven one-story drive up buildings, possibly one to two story buildings, with a good unit size mix of (forty to eighty-thousand square feet of rentable space), large roll-up doors and direct drive-up access to conventional outside units. It may also offer outside parking for boats and motor vehicles. 


Facilities vary in quality, construction, and surveillance measures, and added services may include:


  • 10,000 square feet to an excess of 100,000 square feet.

  • Wide range of standard sizes - 5' x 5' to 10' x 30' or larger with the average unit size being about 100 square feet (10x10).

  • Automatic gates with keypad computerized access.

  • Surveillance cameras and monitoring stations.



Self Storage is the term applied to facilities offering rental on a month-to-month basis where the tenant applies his lock, or one that we have sold him from our retail sales inventory, and has sole access to his unit.  Basically, we do not want to create a bailment by taking the care, custody or control of the customer’s goods.
While many types of structures have been converted from warehouses, car dealerships, and other prior-use buildings, the most common types of facilities were designed specifically for the purpose of storing a customer’s goods.

What is Self Storage? 

Self Storage, by definition, are facilities that are designed and used for the purpose of renting or leasing individual storage spaces/units to tenants for the purpose of storing and removing personal property.  They offer rental on a month-to-month basis of individual spaces where customers provide their own lock and have sole access to their space.

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