The self-storage industry has become very profitable over the past decade. With an annual industry income of $39 , it’s no surprise that approximately 9 percent of American families are using a self-storage facility at any time, considering most self-storage units run at a 92% occupancy rate. As far as other real estate investments, self-storage is at the lower end of the maintenance spectrum. That doesn’t mean it can be neglected, however. Units still need to be taken care of to have a sustainable business.

Perhaps the most essential component of a unit is the door. Not only because it…

Michael Ruge

Michael Ruge, based in Vancouver Island, BC, is a business owner and entrepreneur specializing in self & records storage. Learn more @

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