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4 Reasons Why You Should Use A Metal-Over-Metal Re-Roofing Solution

A top-of-the-line self-storage facility requires top-of-the-line roofing. A reliable roof is just as important as the foundation of your facility, and there are a couple of reasons why it may be time to consider a replacement. This blog will cover four common reasons you may need to invest in a...
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Steel-Curtain Roll-Up Doors 101

With a national self-storage industry valued at $32.7 billion in 2016 and more than 54,000 self-storage facilities operating, steel-curtain roll-up doors are being relied on now more than ever. In this blog post, we provide an overview of steel-curtain roll-up doors, offer recommendations on how to select the right one...
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Janus International Expands Nokē® Smart Entry Team to Support Continued Growth and Accelerate Future Development

Shane Self named Nokē® Smart Entry Wireless Networks Director and Jennifer Shaver named Nokē® Smart Entry Training & Development Manager   TEMPLE, GA, May 6, 2021 – Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”) portfolio company Janus International Group, LLC (“Janus” or the “Company”), a leading global manufacturer and...
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Relocatables: A Solution for Supply Chain Challenges

Relocatables: A Solution for Supply Chain Challenges The demand for building materials, such as wood and steel, has grown substantially over the past year. New construction, DIY projects, rebuilding, and refurbishing projects have all affected the supply chain. If you’ve tried to purchase lumber or steel in the past few...
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A Modern & Economical Approach to Designing your Self Storage Facility

A Case Study on STORAGE EVOLVED “Storage Evolved” is the tagline from Get Space, a real estate development company headquartered in Washougal, WA that shied away from “traditional” looking self-storage buildings and found an economical approach to creating beautiful modern facilities.   “We wanted to be a company that was coming...
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Questions Owner/Operators May Be Asking this Year

This past year has been tough on the commercial real estate sector. Between the growth in e-commerce, the shift away from in-person office space, and a large number of store closures and bankruptcies, revenue generated by commercial real estate fell an estimated 12.1% in 2020, according to IBISWorld. However, the...
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Got land? Let’s Build Storage: A Case Study on A Storage Place – Palm Ave.

You see a for sale sign on some property, or maybe inherited a blank tract of land. Possibly you’ve been tasked to develop a site parcel but the topography presents a few challenges. You see the demand for Self Storage in the area. Well, what’s next? Pre-development site parcel for...
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New Smart Storage Facility Experiences Rapid Lease-up

New Virtual Self Storage Facility Sees Rapid Lease-up with Smart Locks Customer Spotlight: StoreEase - Fultondale, AL Ross Stryker, Co-Owner/Investor of StoreEase Fultondale, initially got started in real estate investing to replace his transactional income (the exchanging of hours for dollars) with passive income through cash flowing properties, regardless of what class...
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Would you like to show your customers exactly how much space they need?

Would you like to show your customers exactly how much space they need? With Calcumate, it couldn’t be simpler.  Our 3D storage calculator answers that question instantly, without them needing to leave your website at any point. ***Special Offer*** For the month of February, we're offering a 90-day free trial...
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How to Make a Good Self Storage Development Great [And Why You Should]

Self-storage has come a long way from its initial concept of industrial locations consisting of metal buildings sprawled out in rows with little to no security and a place for customers to dump the junk they no longer need or want. This old school approach clearly doesn’t cut it anymore....
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Ready To Expand Your Facility?

Start renting faster. When your order is placed, our team moves quickly behind the scenes to have your units delivered, installed, and ready-to-rent - generally within 10-12 weeks. Each Boxwell unit can be assembled in about 20 minutes - that’s 8 sq. ft. gained per minute! Once delivered, you can...
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Let Your Customers See How Much Space They Need

The Questions We’re Most Commonly Asked How does Calcumate work? Simply sign up and then build your own calculator by running through 6 easy steps. As you make changes (colors, unit sizes, furniture, etc.) you'll be able to see what your Calcumate will look like in real time. Once you’re...
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Storelocal Builds Hi-Tech Smart Storage Facility for Big Demand

Customer Spotlight: Storelocal Self Storage - Brentwood, TN Filling a Gap with New Tech Advanced Smart Storage Facility Take a drive through Brentwood, TN and you can’t help but notice the well-manicured lawns and stately homes. It’s no secret that this prized Nashville suburb is one of the wealthiest cities in the...
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Self Storage: Paving the Rhode to an Attractive New Future

Real estate developers are constantly looking forward to their next successful business opportunity and for many, self storage is a promising new venture. As other markets have fluctuated over the years, self storage demand has remained high and lucrative for owners, with no decline in sight. A Logical Future in Self...
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How Calcumate makes your customers happy and grows your business

Having owned and operated self-storage businesses for over ten years, one of the most important catalysts for our continued success and growth is that we do everything we can to make our customer journey a positive one. They say a happy customer tells a few people about your business whilst...
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The critical importance of finding a tech-savvy third-party management company

  From self-driving cars to “smart” toasters to phones that can be folded, consumer behavior continues trending toward a greater reliance on technology. Nowhere is this reliance felt more acutely than in retail. Consumers expect to be able to pick up their smartphone and quickly find what they’re looking for,...
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How we solved the question ‘How much space do I need?’ and increased conversions by 24%

Having owned and operated facilities in the self-storage industry for over ten years, there are pretty much two questions that customers always ask: How much is my storage going to cost? and What size storage unit do I need? Sound familiar? The first question is easy enough to answer. But...
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Fourth Smart Storage Facility by Green Storage Opens in Sweden in under 14 Months

After building their first self-storage facility in April 2019, and being the first to bring a smarter, more convenient and secure storage solution to Sweden, Green Storage opens their fourth smart facility located in Bromma, Stockholm in just 14 short months. The 500 unit facility is located at the intersection...
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Wentworth Property Company Increases Revenue with Portable Storage

Revitalizing an Aging Facility with Portable Storage Eager to expand its presence in an established market, Wentworth Property Company acquired a mom-and-pop self-storage facility in San Antonio, Texas, that was surprisingly well occupied despite being a class C facility. The team knew with a little renovation, expansion and unit remix,...
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