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Snow Buildup on Roof Tops Could Be Problem For Storage Facilities in Cold Regions

by John Stevens January 31, 2011 8:37 AM
It’s a literally growing threat for businesses and residences in the Northeast and other snow-ridden areas of the United States. What to do with all that snow growing higher on roof tops as storms hit again and again, building up layers of snow and ice above our heads? For self storage businesses it is of particular concern because of the flat roofs the facilities feature. [More]

Texas Self Storage Business Survives Loss of Roof to Microburst

by Winnie Hsiu August 25, 2010 5:40 PM
At this time of the year, we hear a lot about tornadoes in the news. But this Monday, a Sherman, Texas self storage facility was hit by a different, but potentially just as devastating, kind of wind that can also come from a severe thunderstorm -- a microburst, which is a kind of downdraft. A-American Self-Storage lost the top layer of the roof off one of its five rows of self storage units to high winds from a microburst. Fortunately, A-American’s roof is well made. The lower layers of the roof held steady, and tenants later reported that only a few light sprinkles of water, at worst, were able to penetrate the damaged roof during the remainder of the storm. [More]

Free Self Storage Webinars Offered

by Kim Kilpatrick April 8, 2010 1:23 PM
MiniCo Publishing and the Storage Business Owners Alliance are both offering free webinars on self-storage-related topics over the next few weeks.

April

Storage Business Owners Alliance (SBOA), a newly formed organization intended to give small to mid-size self storage facilities more leverage and buying power, is offering a webinar on Wednesday, April 14 at 2 p.m. The webinar will inform small and mid-size self storage business owners about how the SBOA can help to improve their business' profitability with bulk discounts. [More]
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