Insuring Your Stored Items
They say you should plan for the best, but prepare for the worst. At Extra Space Storage, you can plan on clean and secure storage units, and feel prepared with easy short-term storage insurance policies that won’t put your long-term homeowner’s insurance at risk.
BENEFITS OF STORAGE UNIT INSURANCE:
Low Monthly Fees
You may be able to save quite a bit on the cost of insuring your items by going with a policy offered by the storage facility. For example, at Extra Space Storage the IAT policy offers $2,000 to $10,000 of insurance coverage on your belongings for a monthly fee of $11 to $47. This insurance covers damage to your belongings in the event of a variety of accidental circumstances, including fire and water damage, as well as burglary.
Claims are filed through the storage facility’s insurance company, rather than your own insurance company. Therefore, these claims will not affect the amount of your monthly homeowner’s or renter’s insurance premium, nor cause your personal or business policy to be cancelled.
The storage insurance policy covers items that are damaged in transit –– up to a 50-mile radius. This is coverage that might not be offered through your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy.
If you are a business owner, you may already have insurance that covers equipment and other items you’ll be storing in a self-storage unit. However, you may wish to consider investing in the insurance offered by the storage facility, as it provides good supplemental coverage for your items.
Be extra careful when storing vehicles
Storage insurance policies cover most items commonly stored, however vehicles are not covered. All facilities require vehicles to be covered by an existing auto insurance policy.
Know what you’re worth
Purchasing the correct amount of insurance guarantees that if something happens, you’re covered.
If you love it, list it
If you only use your RV for road trips or weekend getaways, it might be worthwhile to find a convenient self storage facility near the highway, interstate, or your favorite outdoor recreation spots. That way, you can avoid hauling your camper back and forth or parking it at home.
Extra Space Storage Inc., headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, owns and/or operates over 1,600 self-storage properties in 35 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The Company's properties comprise approximately 750,000 units and over 80 million square feet of rentable storage space, offering customers a wide selection of affordable and conveniently located and secure storage solutions across the country, including personal storage, boat storage, RV storage and business storage. We are committed to being the most convenient, secure and professional storage solution in your neighborhood. And it is this commitment which has allowed Extra Space Storage to become the second largest storage units operator in the U.S. with over 1,600 properties across the country.