The best self-storage buildings are durable, convenient, and secure. As an owner or operator, you want long-lasting storage that is easy to order and install. Did you know that self-storage buildings do not have to be permanent structures? Take a moment to survey your facility. You may have hidden revenue potential. If you have an odd-shaped lot, easements, setbacks, or uneven terrain, there is an option for you. Boxwell’s relocatable self-storage units fit where traditional storage does not.
So, what are the factors to consider when selecting a storage building for your self-storage facility? Storage units can be movable, mobile, relocatable, drive-up, portable, and relocatable. The best self-storage units are easy to install and move. They are custom-made, durable, flexible, and secure. With Boxwell, it’s simple: You place an order and your storage units will arrive flat packed and are installed anywhere. You can start renting them in no time!
Quality and Durability
Self-storage buildings need to be durable. Look for manufacturers that use robust materials and state-of-the-art construction techniques. Self-storage buildings should be able to withstand various weather conditions. After all, you want your customers’ belongings to remain secure and undamaged. Long-lasting steel is a key material for us in the storage industry. Storage needs to be strong, secure, and safe from the elements. And facilities are looking for a long-lasting product to decrease maintenance costs. Galvanized steel is an excellent choice. Look for self-storage units with a base, frame, and roof made from hot-dipped galvanized steel. This durable material makes storage units rust-free, maintenance-free, and long-lasting.
The security of your customers’ items should be a top priority. The best self-storage buildings are secure from the weather and unauthorized access. Be sure that the manufacturer provides storage units with advanced security features. This may include heavy-duty locks, reinforced roll-up doors, and integrated security systems. From there, you can look into the security of your facility’s property. Functional doors and gates equipped with secure, hands-free locking mechanisms can add an extra layer of protection. Check that the perimeter fences are maintained and secure. Plus, be sure that your outdoor lighting provides a safe environment. You want units that are strong, secure, and convenient for loading and unloading items.
Ease of Installation
The installation process is crucial in minimizing downtime and ensuring smooth operation for your business. Choose a manufacturer that provides easy-to-install storage units, reducing the time and effort required for setup. The relocatability of Boxwell units simplifies placement, with built-in forklift pockets ensuring easy movement. Your Boxwell units will be shipped flat-packed and assembled fast with just a few dozen nuts, bolts, and basic tools. Mobile self-storage units often cost less per square foot than permanent self-storage options, and they do not require the approvals and permits associated with permanent structures. Tax benefits, such as Section 179, can also be advantageous for businesses.
Every self-storage facility is unique, and your storage units should be adaptable to meet your specific requirements. Choose a manufacturer that offers customization options, such as varied sizes, colors, and configurations. This flexibility enables you to optimize your storage space efficiently and cater to the diverse needs of your customers. A 10 x 20 storage unit, for instance, is an increasingly popular size that provides ample space for the contents of a multi-bedroom house or larger items such as appliances, furniture, or even vehicles. Boxwell’s 10 x 20 self-storage units are the most heavy-duty (and versatile) unit on the market. They come with forklift pockets for easy moving and stacking. Plus, they can be used for car storage with no upgrades needed. And they are customizable to any color and configuration, such as 2-door, 4-door, or end-door.
Reputation and Reviews
Research the reputation of potential manufacturers by reading customer reviews and testimonials. A manufacturer with a positive track record is more likely to provide reliable and high-quality storage units. A great manufacturer will listen to its customers, go over their questions with them, and be willing to work to solve any issues or concerns. Check out these 5-star reviews that Boxwell has received from customers:
“Well, it’s been 2 years now from the day I closed escrow on my industrial lot in Arizona and bought our first units from Boxwell. What a great company! From the first inception of turning a dirt lot into a storage facility, Boxwell has been a great resource. I expressed the idea of using the boxes to create a fortress of containers with less than 50 feet of fencing and a gate. So, the Boxwell team drew up a plot plan and laid out the whole thing. I took those drawings and the permit application to the P&Z, and 6 weeks later we were up and running. YOU CAN’T DO THAT WITH STANDARD CONSTRUCTION! Boxwell was a great asset in getting my business off the ground quickly. And their service after the sale has been outstanding. We cash flow over 10k a month, and we’re going back for our 3rd orBill Maxwell, Temp Storageder.”Bill Maxwell, Temp Storage
“We shopped for several months and visited other storage facilities that had storage containers. We knew the features we did and did not want and the price range we were comfortable with. Thankfully Boxwell found us through a cold call campaign. We were very impressed with their excellent business ethics and honesty. They always returned phone calls, emails and answered all questions promptly and completely. They offered shipping updates per our request and delivered as promised. I must say that we were also so impressed with the containers upon arrival, they were beyond our expectations and immediately ordered more. We would not hesitate to recommend Rod and his team and have even given tours to his potential customers. Please feel free to call one of us or stop by.”Pam Snow, Armor Storage
Warranty and Customer Support
A reputable manufacturer stands behind its products with a comprehensive warranty. Understand the terms and coverage of the warranty offered. Additionally, assess the level of customer support provided by the manufacturer. Responsive and helpful customer service is essential in addressing any concerns or issues arising during or after installation. At Boxwell, we stand by our product and build customer loyalty with our dedicated team of employees. From the first phone call to the finished install and onto the next order, every step and detail along the way matters. We have a dedicated warranty team and offer extensive warranties on our products. This covers workmanship, defects, paint, 3M vinyl decals, and more. Plus, it is standard for all ﬁrst-time orders that a Boxwell representative oversees the delivery and unloading process on-site.
The need for extra storage space has become increasingly common. People are downsizing, decluttering, and need a secure place for their belongings. Choosing the right self-storage buildings for your facility is crucial. By prioritizing quality, customization options, and security features, and considering ease of installation, you can make an informed choice that benefits both your facility and your customers. Remember, investing in high-quality storage units is an investment in the longevity and reputation of your self-storage business.
Boxwell is a leading global provider of portable and relocatable self-storage solutions designed to cater to the diverse needs of businesses worldwide. Our extensive reach encompasses storage facilities across various regions, spanning America, Australia, Canada, Europe, Ireland, Germany, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, and beyond. What sets Boxwell apart is our commitment to delivering fully customizable, exceptionally durable, and effortlessly movable storage solutions that meet the unique demands of every client. So, you can focus on running your operation!
Order your portable storage containers and enjoy peace of mind for the peak season ahead. Make sure your storage solutions can withstand the test of time and provide reliable service to your clients. Work with a Boxwell representative to decide your ideal unit mix, custom colors, door conﬁgurations and more. Your Boxwell storage units will be shipped flat packed and assembled fast with just a few dozen nuts, bolts, and basic tools. You will be ready to rent them in no time! Check out boxwell.co or call (303) 317-5850 for more information.