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Greater Returns through Self-Storage Refurbishment

Self-storage facilities often look great when they’re new, shiny and clean. But over a number of years, they may need an upgrade for any number of reasons, including wear and tear from heavier-than-expected use, changing storage needs requiring a different configuration, or changing market conditions demanding updates to stay competitive. Thus, the owner of a […]

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Roll-up Doors for Recreational Buildings

Due to a growing interest in sports and recreation in people of all ages, it’s not surprising that more and more communities are building gymnasiums, ice rinks, live music spaces, indoor and outdoor arenas, sports and fitness complexes, park buildings and training facilities. And of course, these structures often need large, securable openings to facilitate […]

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Roll-Up Doors for Vehicle Storage Facilities: Simple Considerations

While traditional overhead doors are used on most home garages to house the family cars, holiday décor, tools, workstations and backyard items like grills, they often aren’t large enough to store much of anything else. And for many people, the allure of owning and perhaps restoring one or more vintage automobiles, or sports cars, or […]

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Converting Existing Buildings into Self-Storage Facilities

Self-storage facilities continue to be popular and in demand in many locations across the country, but finding the right place to build one can sometimes be tricky. In many market areas, rather than constructing a new facility, converting an existing building for self-storage is a great alternative. For example, converting an underutilized warehouse building may […]

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Self-Storage Security: Ensuring Peace-of-Mind for Unit Renters

When a customer stores their belongings in a self-storage facility, there is a reasonable expectation that the items they place in their unit(s) will remain secure. Providing that security and being able to demonstrate it to current and potential renters is a fundamental characteristic, then, of the new construction, conversion or upgrade of any self-storage […]

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Urban Self-Storage Facility Solutions

Urban areas are, by definition, densely populated. That usually means square footage in buildings for living or working is in higher demand, and likely to be more costly, as compared to non-urban areas. It can also mean that available storage space within a living area or office suite may be limited to help control those […]

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Metal Hallway Systems for Self-Storage Facilities

Self-storage facilities are specifically designed to provide a variety of storage spaces with roll-up metal doors as the primary means of access into the storage space. While some of these units only open to the outside, it is increasingly common to have some open to interior spaces along hallways. This can be particularly true in […]

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Metal Roll-up Door Safety

Roll-up doors are a great benefit to the operation of commercial, industrial, and storage buildings, particularly when automatic electric door operators are used at standard or high speeds. Of course, the nature of any moving object is that it can become a safety issue if not used correctly, if not protected from damage, or if […]

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What’s in a Metal Roll-Up Door? Part 2: Commercial Roll-Up Door Components

Steel curtain roll-up doors are a proven asset to many different building types, including self-storage facilities, as discussed in Part 1 of this blog series. In this post, we will look at the commercial roll-up door components and the features that make metal roll-up doors so attractive for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings. Designing and […]

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What’s in a Metal Roll-Up Door? Part 1: Self-Storage Roll-Up Door Components

Steel curtain roll-up doors and swing doors are particularly well-suited for use in self-storage facilities, mini-warehouses, barns and garages for many reasons as detailed in our recent Roll-Up Doors 101 blog post. Because the curtain is the most visible part of the door, most people think it is the most important door component. However, the […]

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