Benefits of Adding Climate-Controlled Storage Units to Your Self-Storage Facility
Though not every self-storage renter needs climate-controlled storage units, having some available in your self-storage facility helps you appeal to a much broader demographic – and pull in more rent. Climate-controlled storage units maintain certain temperatures and humidity levels regardless of climate or outside temperatures, and this leads to more reliable protection for assets stored inside.
Typically, a building’s climate-controlled storage units range in temperature from about 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. While climate-controlled storage units offer benefits for renters in that they deliver better protection for stored goods, owners of climate-controlled storage buildings also see notable benefits. Some of the benefits renters and owners enjoy are as follows.
Higher Rent Amounts
You may be able to get between about 20% and 50% more in rent for a climate-controlled storage unit than you would for a traditional one. How much you stand to gain for creating new climate-controlled units, or converting existing indoor storage buildings into climate-controlled storage buildings, depends on how many units you have and how much they typically go for in your region.
Protection From Temperature Extremes
Certain goods and assets are more prone to temperature-related damage, such as warping, melting or discoloring, than others. Renters looking to store electronics, musical instruments (including pianos), vinyl records, antiques, photographs, cosmetics or important paper documents may wish to store these items in temperature-controlled units to help ensure they stay safe and protected.
Protection Against Mold, Mildew, Pests and Dust
Climate-controlled storage buildings also offer an additional degree of protection against damage caused by mold, mildew, pests and dust. The insulation that helps climate-controlled buildings maintain consistent temperatures also helps protect against condensation, which over time, can lead to the growth of mold or mildew. It is also tougher for pests or dust to enter an insulated, climate-controlled building, so renters shouldn’t have to worry about having to dig through a pile of dust when they access goods from their units.
Ultimately, climate-controlled storage units offer superior protection for everything stored inside, and your renters are willing to pay a premium for the peace of mind they offer. Adding climate-controlled units to a new or existing self-storage facility helps you attract more tenants, retain existing tenants and secure more rent for the same-size storage space.