Steel mini-storage construction provides consumers with a range of small spaces in which to store all kinds of property. Nearly 10% of all US houses use a self-storage facility for securing seasonal merchandise, valuables and equipment or vehicles when they’re not in use. Some families just enjoy the convenience of having extra storage away from home.
Mini-storage typically refers to any small, temporary storage space a consumer rents and maintains on his or her own. These facilities can be completely hands-off and basic or they can provide secure, climate-controlled spaces for people to store expensive belongings. Moving companies often partner with storage facilities, too, and cramped business owners can keep stock, paperwork and surplus equipment in min-storage too.
With so many people using storage month-to-month, there’s no surprise that business is up. The industry estimates nearly a $3 billion increase in profits from 2014 to 2015 and business is on the rise. There’s still time to get in on this growing trend, especially since steel mini-storage construction is surprisingly fast.
Invest Today, Profit Tomorrow?
Profits won’t be immediately, but depending on your manufacturer and building team, you could be up and running within four months of approving your building plans. Some people may think this is longer than expected, but remember, steel fabricated buildings are customized designs. You choose the look, size and layout for your structures, and we create your walls, roof and accessories based on that order.
Very few building manufacturers keep ready-made materials on hand. Those that do likely won’t be able to customize your designs for you. You’ll have to strongly consider whether pre-cut materials will be able to meet your business needs.
Designing the Perfect Mini-Storage Facility
It’s important to consider the design possibilities before rushing through your order. So, look at your build site, your existing competition and the types of consumers in the area. College towns are apt to house furniture and other goods for students returning year after year. On the other hand, resort towns will likely shelter boats and other expensive gear. Your potential clients will bring their own needs and expectations. You’ll have to stand out in order to make a profit.
We have an endless array of options for all our metal buildings to make your success as sure as possible. Today’s metal buildings—even mini-storage facilities—can have as much personality as you can handle. Over a dozen color combinations, various frames and roof styles, wainscoting, cupolas and other architectural features are just the beginning of creating the perfect structure for your new storage business.
We have an assortment of doors and windows to help you provide your customers with a personalized experience. Roll-up doors are helpful for loading and unloading bulky, heavy items, while sturdy doors paired with insulation help you regular temperature and humidity for the most sensitive materials.
Our experts are a good source of practical advice as well. They help other customers solve storage problems, so be sure to touch base if you’re confused over which options are best. We can provide you with a number of solutions, and you’re not committing to anything at this stage in the process.
Approving Your Design
It will take a few days for our design team to return your drawings for final approval. Next, make certain everything is exactly the way you want it. Changes once you finalize your order will hold up construction and may result in extra charges.
Your final drawings can be used in obtaining the appropriate permits or funding needed for your project, hiring an appropriate contractor to lay a foundation slab and install anchor bolts, or to construct your storage units.
Four to six months after the approval of your plans, we’ll finish fabricating your building materials and deliver them to your build site. Depending on who you’ve hired to construct your mini-storage, you may need someone to unload your goods. Following the plan instructions, your facility should be up in just a few days, and ready for business!
So, are you ready to start your adventure in the world of steel mini-storage construction? Contact our team at Peak Steel Contractors to get the ball rolling. Visit us online today.