Of course not all self storage facilities are created equal. Many facilities try to figure out what the customers in their area are truly wanting. They then go through extraordinary lengths to fulfill those needs for the customer. There are times in which the facility will have many units open, they will do their best to fill the other spaces. Depending on the area you will find that your local self storage facilities have different types of units to please their community. The following are types of levels in storage facilities.
Ground floor units are units that are on the ground floor and you can either drive right up to or go through a hallway to get to. These spaces can be climate controlled or not depending on the area. Many people do not want to haul their belongings to any other space except for the first floor. They are very convenient to get to.
2nd, 3rd, etc floors are at facilities that typically have to build up instead of out. By building up, a facility can truly save on money per square foot in real estate. Typically these self storage units will be units that you can get to via an elevator or stairs. If a facility does not have elevators but your unit is upstairs, then you have to decide If you still want to store there. You could get a lot of exercise as you are climbing those stairs.
A Mezzanine floor is a sub floor with cat walk around edge. There are no units in center of floor. This floor level is not common in most areas except for the east coast. These are common for those facilities that have to build up or are looking for a way to have storage units in warehouse environments. Typically you will have to go up stairs to get to that level so you would not try to store anything heavy.
Breezeway units are units on the ground level, accessible by a pull through building. Many customers like these kinds of units because you can pull right through the building and escape the elements of Mother Nature. If it is raining outside, you do not have to get wet. That is a great thing. You can still take your time getting things in and out because the space is big enough for more than one person to come through.
A facility will have a lot of different units available. It is up to you which type of unit you want. Typically each type of unit will be price differently in respect to the level. The higher levels will cost less than the ground floor because the facility feels that the customer should not pay more for a lack of convenience. Ask your facility manager about the pricing and the different units they offer.
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