If you’ve been looking for a place to keep some treasured items away from your home or place of business, you may have considered renting a self-storage unit. But did you know that there are different kinds of storage facilities available and that the type you choose should be one that’s appropriate to the materials you intend to store?
To help you in your choice, here is Part 1 in a series comparing the pros and cons of three types of self-storage facilities.
Indoor self-storage could be compared to having an additional (big) closet or office, as the units are located in the interior of a large building. Facilities are typically set in an urban area, and inside a multi-level structure where units on either side of a corridor can be accessed using freight elevators and stairs.
Typical items you might put in an indoor self-storage unit include:
- Electronic equipment
- Files and documents
- Leather or wooden furniture
- Product samples
- Seasonal clothing items
- Sporting equipment
- Collections of personal, rare, or valuable items
The Benefits of Indoor Self-Storage
Indoor self-storage units are ideal if you’re looking to store valuable items, or sensitive materials. Most facilities for indoor storage are ventilated or air conditioned in the building as a whole, with the further option of renting individual units which are climate-controlled.
Security for the site and building tends to be tighter than for other forms of self-storage. Enclosed self-storage units are also more resistant to pests, dust, and humidity.
The Drawbacks of Indoor Self-Storage
Access to individual storage units is more of a chore using elevators or stairs – which is why ground and first-floor units are usually more expensive. Many facilities are locked after business hours, making round-the-clock access a rare perk. And units tend to be on the smaller side, as urban sites are often congested.
Make Sure to Insure Your Belongings in Storage with SnapNsure™
Whether you use a storage unit for personal or business reasons, you need to be sure that your items are safe from water damage (burst pipes), pests or rodents, theft, and damage due to environmental factors such as fire, flooding, storms, and lightning.
When it comes to pricing, coverage, convenience, and reliability, the SnapNsure™ Contents Program is the best choice as a consumer to address all of these concerns. Coverage plans range from a minimum of $2,000 up to a maximum of $25,000 of coverage per unit.
It is simply the best self-storage insurance on the market (see our blog on self-storage insurance explained).
SnapNsure™ is the only company in the U.S. offering all of these coverages together – and the only company offering Named Storm coverage for self-storage at all.
SnapNsure™ is a “direct-to-consumer” product with no middleman, SO YOU WILL SAVE MONEY over the insurance offered by self-storage companies! Our premiums are typically 100% to 200% lower for the same coverage limits offered at the storage facility (storage facilities typically mark up their premiums, with a sizable profit going straight to the storage company).
And every SnapNsure™ policy has a standard $100 deductible.
Coverage renews every month upon payment of your SnapNsure™ premium. It starts as soon as your completed application is received electronically by the SnapNsure™ website – so you can even purchase coverage on your cell phone as you’re signing the storage facility’s rental contract. Simple right!
SnapNsure™ is underwritten by The Hanover Insurance Group – the holding company for one of the largest admitted insurance carriers in the United States.
It simply makes sense to get the coverage you need from SnapNsure™. Get Insured now!