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Galvanization: Hot Dipped vs Electro

Hot Dipped and Electro Methods of Protection In today’s world, galvanized objects are all around us. Next time you see a staircase, stop sign, ladder, nail, bridge, bench, bucket, pipe, car part, building, structure, or storage container, know that it’s probably galvanized. And with good reason. The iron in steel...
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Self Storage Marketing: 10 People & Businesses Needing Self-Storage Units

Your customers are your customers because they need a self storage unit. But, have you ever stopped to think about why they need a self storage unit? Understanding what prompts people to take on the expense of self storage tenantship can inform and greatly improve your marketing efforts, giving you insight that...
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Broad Street Storage – Building with Community in Mind

Whether your plans are big or small--or whether it’s your first build or your tenth or more--there are many factors to consider when developing your self-storage facility. One of the many is being sure to attract the customers in your area. But how do you build with community in mind?...
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Special Message From Betco: Roof replacement doesn’t have to be disruptive!

Is Your Roof Showing Signs That It's Time for a Replacement? A top-of-the-line self storage facility requires top-of-the-line roofing, as a reliable roof is just as important as the foundation of your facility. When the time comes for a replacement, self-storage owners can face high costs and extensive downtime. Metal-over-metal re-roofing...
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Developing a Strategic Self-Storage Pricing Strategy

When you own a self-storage facility, it's easy to become complacent. You're bringing in revenue doing what you're doing, so why change it up? Or, maybe you just don't know how to appropriately raise your rental rates or implement new fees and other pricing strategies. While that might seem fine, there's...
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12 Seasonal Storage Marketing Ideas for Christmas & the Holidays

“It's the most wonderful time of the year…” Or so the song goes. For those in the self storage industry, however, winter isn’t always the merriest, as spring and summer tend to be the busier times of year for storage. So, we’re often thinking of ways that self storage owners...
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5 Tips For Levering Technology

Of all the challenging duties assigned to a self-storage manager, collecting rent from delinquent tenants is probably the most dreaded. Tenant delinquencies are unavoidable, but leveraging the right technology can assist self-storage operators minimize the impact. Discover how you can prevent delinquencies, increase collections, and protect revenue by clicking the link below...
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Feasibility to Operations: Benefits of a Self Storage Consultant

  Congratulations on entering the self storage business! Now that you’ve made the decision to get into this booming industry, however, you may find yourself in a little bit over your head. After all, there is a lot to consider when getting started – especially if you’re building from the...
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Developing And Financing of Relocatable Storage

  Today's development and financing of relocatable storage have come a long way. In this article, we get some insight from Terry Campbell of Live Oak Bank about what's changed over the years in the self-storage industry. Relocatable units have proven their value and earned their place in the industry....
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What To Consider When Researching Door Alarms

  Door Alarms are a valuable tool in improving security and visibility at an individual unit level. Whether you are looking to enhance security at an existing facility or are just breaking ground at a new build, there are several factors to consider when deciding between wired or wireless door alarms. Click the link below to...
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Addressing the Top 5 Secrets in Self-Storage Renovation

What You Need to Know about Self-Storage Upgrades and Renovation With around 75,000 self-storage facilities operating in the U.S., there's a growing number of sites that are aging with little to no maintenance or restoration. Each day, it's getting harder and harder for these aging sites to compete with the brand...
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The Feasibility of Relocatable Storage

Adapted from “Feasibility and Relocatables: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” by Amanda Helfrich, MAI, owner of Starr Commercial Real Estate Why choose relocatable self-storage units for your storage facility? These moveable, portable, relocatable units are ideal for new and expanding storage facilities. When most people think about portable...
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What Does It Mean to Be a VAD?

Even in a saturated self-storage market, your facility must find a way to be one in a million. A Value Added Developer/Operator (VAD) can achieve success in our industry by increasing profit, revenue, and overall value with every expansion opportunity. But how exactly do we maximize our assets, and turn...
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Janus Announces the Acquisition of Access Control Technologies

Temple, GA, September 1, 2021—Janus International Group, Inc. (NYSE: JBI) (“Janus”), the leading global manufacturer and supplier of turn-key building solutions and new access control technologies for the self-storage and other commercial and industrial sectors, today announced its acquisition of Access Control Technologies, LLC (“ACT”), a premier provider of self-storage...
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Importance of Branding for Self Storage Marketing

Think about a big-name brand that everyone knows. Chances are, you thought of Apple, Nike, Disney, or Coca-Cola. That’s because they’ve developed a good, instantly-recognizable brand that evokes a response with consumers. Now, self storage brands are a lot less likely to be top-of-mind for people, and as such, they...
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How to Compete in a Saturated Self Storage Market

Market saturation and consolidation are inevitable and it can have negative effects on your business. Learn more in our latest eBook, What is a Co-op and Why Should I Care?  Over time, the number of competitors in an emerging market will peak, saturating the market and making it even more...
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Best Practices for Handling and Preserving Self-Storage Building Materials

Whether you are constructing a new self-storage building or renovating an existing facility, one of the most important aspects of the project is properly handling and preserving the building materials. By taking a few essential steps during the planning process, you can protect your investment and ensure that your self-storage...
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Convert Twice As Many Leads With Calcumate

Scenario time: someone looking for storage has found your website, having searched for a nearby storage provider. The next thing they’re going to want to know is how much space they will need. Our calculator gives them that answer in seconds, meaning they can move straight onto the next step...
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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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