In the last few years, climate controlled self storage systems have been gaining rapid popularity. There are plenty of reasons why these facilities have become such a favorite choice with consumers. These storerooms are often built in metal or steel buildings. However, if you are into this business, it is very important for you to keep in mind that adding the weather control feature to your units can increase the overall cost by about dollar 1 to dollar 1.5 per square feet. The good thing is that these units are also rented at a much higher rate, as compared to the regular units. In fact, you should consider the increased cost as a wise investment because adding climate controlled self storage to your facility will actually attract more customers. So, your overall income will actually only increase.
Most of the things that people store these days are sensitive to weather conditions. That is the reason why people do not mind paying a little more to rent such units. For the extra amount that they pay, they get an ultimate peace of mind because they know that their stuff is stored in a completely safe and secure manner and there is no fear from extreme hot or extreme cold conditions. Following are some of the important factors that you should consider while building your warehouses equipped with facilities for climate controlled self storage .
The storing units with weather control features must have actual insulation in order to prevent condensation and moisture from getting into the units and affecting the goods stored in the same. The regular buildings however do not need advanced insulation system just the use of a 2inch vapor barrier can be enough. It is very important for you to understand that if there is no proper insulation system in operation, it will substantially increase the cost of energy bill. In general, companies usually prefer to install 3 to 4 inches of insulation in the walls and six inches in the roof. However, the standard recommended by the American Steel Buildings is six inches for both walls as well as roof. This way, you will get the 1516 R value.
The Position Of The Air Conditioning Units
When it comes to developing units for climate controlled storing, many storeroom owners have misconceptions. For example, many people think that they will need an air conditioning unit at every fifteen feet in their facility, which is not true. The standard way to determine the same is to install one ton of air conditioning to every seven hundred sq ft. If yours is a steel building that is thirty feet by hundred feet in size, only one unit of five ton air conditioner will be sufficient. However, if you have a larger building, you are strongly recommended to install one unit of air conditioning at every end of the building. By using the right number of air conditioning units, you can save a lot of money on energy bills without compromising with the quality of the services.
Controlling temperature is also an essential feature of climate controlled self storage . However, you do not need to spend too much on this aspect. Customers usually do not store such belongings that are too much sensitive to temperature. Therefore, instead of unnecessarily investing on it, a nice idea is to use systems that keep the temperature at a reasonable level.
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