Storage facilities may engage in the same line of business but there are differences on the things they can offer to their possible clients. The size and location usually determine the things they can give to their clients. Here are some of them:
1) Indoor Storage
These indoor self-storage facilities are like rooms for rent but instead of housing people, they contain various kinds of personal and business belongings that may fit in the allotted area. They are adequately enclosed and some of them have provisions for climate control. Hence, they offer the most advantage when it comes to protection and they are the most secure type of storage.
Their units are being housed in a building and an elevator is provided to service the upper floors. Some have physical set-up that allows you the option to drive up. Ground floor units are mostly preferred by clients because of easy accessibility.
2) Drive-up Storage
These kinds of facilities have roll-up doors that open and close just like enclosed garages. They are located on the ground floor to make it easy to drive in a vehicle if need be. Retail stores that need a place for their inventories which are not in season, businesses that need additional space for their growing files, and people with a lot of personal belongings that are unsuitable for indoor storage facilities are just some of the customers who usually avail of this type of facility. Customers may also choose to avail of the climate-controlled option or not, depending on what they’re going to store inside the units.
3) Storage Pods
These are usually big boxes or containers, about the size of a small room, wherein the customers fill in the boxes which are then picked up by the storage facility to be stored in a warehouse containing similar boxes. The boxes are packed according to the customer’s desired phasing. The customer has the option to use a rented trailer to tow his boxes into the facility and may likewise use it to retrieve the boxes or he can ask the storage provider to deliver the box when it’s needed.
4) Outdoor Storage
These are for large properties like vehicles and other belongings that may be impossible to store due to size, weight or configuration. They are mostly stored in outdoor storage facilities and can be placed in roofed areas if the property requires more care or can be placed in open areas if it can relatively withstand the elements, as long as the customer is agreeable to the conditions. Most outdoor storage facilities serve as parking areas. This is the most affordable type of self-storage facility and hauling and landscaping businesses use this type of facility.