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Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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Climate Control 101

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Climate Control 101
Let’s be honest and upfront and just put it out there that the self storage industry has played fast and loose with the term “Climate Control” and for decades, no association, group, or organization has put to paper a definition or requirement.
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Commercial vs Residential: How Self Storage Influences Property Values
The gloves come off when developers and neighbors go to war over the next self storage development. Developers see a business opportunity. Neighbors often sound a common alarm that self storage near their homes will diminish property values.Is that ever true?  When neighbors line up behind the microphone at community hearings to express that concern, what’s the best way to respond? None of the national commercial real estate firms have conducted extensive research on th...
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Reviews: Why are They Important and How to Get Them
With competition at an all-time high, storage companies must focus on improving their search engine rankings. One key factor in ranking well is getting reviews. Learn why reviews are important and how to attain more of them.
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Self Storage Facilities and Roof Leaks – All Possible Repair Options
Own a self storage facility? Have some roof leaks? In this article, we’ll talk about the repair options you’ll have in a facility with no insulation, and ones that are climate-controlled.
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Urban Inclusion: U-Haul Wants Self Storage in Dense City Developments
Most self storage customers come from a three-mile radius surrounding a store. Likewise, the same focus on proximity is important to cities creating dense, urban neighborhoods where people can work, live and play.
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Help the SSA Help You with its Traffic Study

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Help the SSA Help You with its Traffic Study
Are local jurisdictions trying to tell you that self storage generates too much traffic? Do you want hard data that proves the opposite? Take our self storage traffic generation survey and help prove them wrong.
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COVID-19: Strategic Pricing Options for Self Storage Operators
The current COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way self-storage operators conduct business. A myriad of differing state pricing regulations has made it difficult for multi-state operators to manage prices and rent increases. All the while, business expenses continue unabated.
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SSA Responds to West Coast Wildfires

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SSA Responds to West Coast Wildfires
The unprecedented West Coast wildfires have burned a heartfelt question into the minds of SSA’s staff and leadership: “How can we help?”
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PREVENTING TRAGEDIES

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PREVENTING TRAGEDIES
You’ve seen them on the evening news or in your local newspaper — usually with images of a car that’s gone through the front windows of a convenience store, restaurant or other business. These crashes happen plenty to self storage facilities, too. Bollards can protect people as well as property.
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Key Considerations for Building Boat and RV Storage
There is a ton of data available to help developers make decisions about where to build regular self storage. But when it comes to boat and RV storage, there is just not the same depth of information readily available.
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