Anyone who has ever looked into the prospect of renting a temporary housing facility for some of their unused furniture, boxed items, vehicles, ATVs, boats and the like has undoubtedly walked into a self storage building to check out the prices, terms of service and the units themselves. It is possible that you may have experienced this, yourself, at one time or another. If you happen to be the type of person who prefers to visit multiple companies to gather as much information as you can before you commit, then you have seen more than one facility. No doubt you have already concurred that there are many differences in style, size, price and features among the industry.
A self storage building can range in size from just a few 5×5 foot units to hundreds of rooms to be filled. These buildings can be made of wood, concrete, metal or brick. They can be old warehouses, converted grocery stores and supermarkets, or specially designed structures that are perfectly suited to the task for which they are constructed. A self storage building can be a single level structure, or built in multiple levels, with the individual units being accessible by large elevators.
Each self storage building will vary in size depending upon where you go and what your needs are. Some individual units are as small as a coat closet and others are as large as a 3 car garage, with every size in between. The possibilities are virtually endless as to the enormous range of items that these rooms are able to contain. Many facilities are expressly designed to be weather proof as well as fire proof. Many buildings even has climate controlled units for rent, which is to say that the units remain a comfortable room temperature at all times, so as not to expose your belongings to extreme heat or cold. This makes it more conducive to storing things like paper files, old records that would warp in the heat, precious works of art, clothing and antiques, without having a fear that they will be damaged by moisture, mold or insects.
Most facilities have paved parking lots that feature ample room to maneuver large moving trucks on and off of the property. The owners of these businesses understand that its patrons require easy access. At the same time, many of these businesses have opted for security gates to be installed around the entire perimeter of the property. The computerized gates require pin codes to be entered on a keypad or specific cards to be swiped in order for the gate to open and allow access to the site. The owners of such a self storage building want access to be easy for you, but not for would be thieves. Many of these facilities have surveillance cameras posted at various locations throughout the premises, as an extra measure of protection for your belongings. The parking lots are well lighted, making night time moving easier. Some facilities even have individual unit alarms available, for added security and peace of mind. The days of a simple pad lock and a corrugated metal door are not yet entirely gone or forgotten, but they are rapidly being replaced by high tech solutions in our fast paced world. It has never been safer or easier to store your belongings in a worry free environment than it is right now, in todays storing buildings.
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