Anyone already working in the self-storage industry or looking to begin operating a self-storage location knows that self-storage construction is a significant part of the planning and development phase. There are many factors to consider when deciding which options and types of buildings to purchase or construct.
However, remember that choosing the easiest path to construction may not permanently eliminate headaches. One of the most common options is storage unit building kits. These kits make the construction process easier and more efficient. Prefab storage unit kits take less time to put together and reduce costs across the board.
Although these kits are perfect for some owner-operators, there is also another popular option. You can also order prefabricated self-storage buildings delivered, ready to rent. These relocatable self-storage buildings are an excellent choice for many reasons.
The best reason to choose this route is that you can forgo much of the construction process and have your units up and running in no time. When you order a prefabricated unit that's already constructed, you have it shipped directly to you by truck. All you need to do is prepare the site according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Most of this process requires you to level the ground and provide the right surface, such as construction-grade gravel or rocks and place them in an area with good drainage and access. In contrast, using a kit to construct your self-storage units requires labor, tools, and materials. Additionally, kits take much longer to get up and running.
Some benefits of using kits include more size options and saving money on production costs. For some business owners, it proves more cost-effective to have a kit shipped to them in sizes that match their needs. It's essential to analyze each option's cost and flexibility and choose one that provides the most benefit.