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 2 in a series comparing the pros and cons of three types of self-storage facilities.
Outdoor Self-Storage Units
An outdoor self-storage unit is like having a large additional garage, or covered parking lot. People who rent outdoor self-storage in its pure form are basically looking for a secure place to keep their vehicles or outdoor equipment.
With an outdoor self-storage unit, you might place belongings like:
- Recreational Vehicles (RVs) and Campers
- Trailers and trucks for business
- Lawn Mowers
- Large sets of tools
The Benefits of Using an Outdoor Self-Storage Unit
Outdoor self-storage offers a money-saving alternative to expensive parking rates. It’s based on price per square foot and can be very affordable. Businesses relying on their vehicles (like landscaping, or short haul trucking) find it very convenient.
The Drawbacks of Using and Outdoor Self-Storage Unit
Though many outdoor storage spaces offer a metal roof to their customers, long-term exposure to the elements is always a risk.
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 cars or other items are safe from 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!