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The Layout of Your Self Storage Building is Important

Layout is important when it comes to a self storage building.  The design of the building should promote accessibility and make moving items into and out of the building as easy as possible.

So what should you look for in regards to building layout when it comes to choosing a self storage facility? A one-story building is a great asset because it means that you don’t have to:

  • Lug heavy items upstairs to a unit on the second, third or fourth floors
  • Wait for the availability of an elevator

Many self storage buildings are more than one level, which means that those with units on the second floor and up are at a definite disadvantage when it comes to accessibility, however often second floor tenants will pay the same rates as those with units on the ground floor. It is also important to consider the type of storage units available in the building.  For example, can you drive up directly to your unit to unload or do you need to unload in a dock area and then move your items through the inside of the building until you get to your unit? If you are storing cars or other vehicles ask what the units are like – are the units covered, individual garages or outdoor parking without covering?  You should also consider the type of maintenance that is performed for vehicle storage.  Will the storage facility clear your vehicles of ice and snow? The layout and type of self storage building is an important factor when you are considering renting a self storage unit. James Snow Parkway Self-Storage offers secure, affordable year-round storage to the Milton and Coldwater areas. With our 24-hour security and access you can rest assured your belongings will be safe and easily accessible whenever you need them. Contact a James Snow Parkway Self-Storage representative to learn about our storage options, unit sizes, self storage buildings, rates and various features.

Milton Location

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8755 Holgate Crescent

Milton, ON

905-875-3737

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Acton Location

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40 Commerce Crt 

Acton, ON

905-875-3737

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Richmond Hill

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360 Newkirk Rd,

Richmond Hill,  ON

289-870-5555

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Coldwater Location

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3015 Southorn Road

Coldwater, ON

705-835-6387

Email: coldwater@jamessnowstorage.com