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Building Portable Storage for Additional Self Storage Income

Posted by Tinie Tao on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 @ 09:19 AM

Portable storage can provide quick additional income to self storage owners and operators. Whereas traditional self storage facilities require months of construction, portable storage can be assembled and ready to rent in as little as 15 minutes. If you want to add a second story to currently existing single-story structures, check out Mako Steel’s DOUBLE UP system.

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Standard Features for Portable Storage

For ease of use and less maintenance, Mako Steel’s portable storage units come with two swing doors. Inside, the ¾” wood floor is designed with waterproof fiber on both sides, and each unit’s contents are protected from above by a heavy duty steel roof. The basic storage unit is a powder coated white color, includes 12’ wide forklift sleeves and has either corrugated steel panels or flat insulated steel panels.

Portable storage by Mako Steel

Optional Features for Portable Storage

In addition to standard features, there are a variety of optional features available to meet your facility’s needs. Removable wheel systems are helpful if you will possibly be rearranging or moving these storage units from time to time. If you expect to keep them where they’re installed permanently, you may not need the removable wheels.

Depending on what your customers need, the units can be arranged either on their own or joined together to create larger units. Multiple door configurations give you the flexibility to provide unit access that makes the most sense to your customers.

Portable storage construction

Portable storage units are available in several colors. Matching the color scheme of these new units with your facility’s already existing buildings can keep the branding consistent.

Need ideas for “the look” of your self storage facility? Design your self storage units to stand out from the crowd.

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Keep growing your business by adding portable storage units to your facility.

If you have an existing self storage facility and want to add rental capacity, portable storage can be a relatively easy and inexpensive way to do so. The set-up takes only 15 minutes so that you can begin renting sooner. Self-storage container solutions are fairly customizable to fulfill your facility's and market's particular needs. With a slew of optional features that can be added to your portable storage, it's easier than ever to incorporate it into your currently existing unit mix. Read more about growth opportunities in the self storage business!

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