Must Need To Know Tips about Renting Storage Building

Public or Private?

Is public storage or private storage better for you? Well, you will have to be the judge of that, but before you decide, you should read this page. If you need storage space, you can always stuff your stuff in your garage, but that can really get in the way of other things a garage is intended for like, well, you know, parking your car.

Of course, you can always rent one of those public storage places like storage units Tulsa and pay those outrageous prices forever. Public storage can be problem because you have to drive to get to it, then get through the security gates, and get whatever you need to get, or do whatever you need to do, go back through the security gate, and then drive back home. You waste drive time and fuel as well. Then when you get home, you find that you picked up the wrong box, or need to return for something else! Public storage buildings can be a hassle.

Wouldn’t it be much safer, easier, and in the long run, more economical to simply buy a portable storage building and have it delivered to your home? That way, you can sort through your things at your leisure, rearrange items at your convenience, and you don’t have to drive anywhere, or sacrifice the safety and comfort of your home’s surroundings to do it!

Besides, your own private storage building will always be there for your future storage needs, and, if, or when you no longer need the space for storage, you can put it to work as a work shop, or for tools and equipment needed around the home.

Public storage buildings can waste your money, and your time. Your own portable storage building will save you money and time. It is just that simple!

Wood or Metal Siding?

What is the best material for use as siding for a portable utility building? Well, you will have to come to your own conclusion, but we have some thoughts on the issue. We think that a utility building should be built with utility in mind. How a building looks over it’s lifetime is important, and so is it’s lifetime. How long the building survives the elements is a part of it’s overall value. The cost of buying a storage building compared to the cost renting storage space makes the average building a good value, but the longevity of the building can make it a great value!

We hear a lot of questions about the best type of siding if you are buying a portable storage building or storage shed. This is written from a very practical perspective. It looks at storage from the perspective of what you must do to maintain your building.

Wood is a wonderful material. It can be cut, shaped, and fastened in an incredible number of shapes and sizes, and for an incredible number of purposes. It provides most of our home furnishings, and most of our homes framing. As I said it is a great material for building, and for making the things that go inside our homes, but it is not always the best material for building the outsides of our homes.

Wood looks good. Well, at least it looks good for a while. Wood exposed to the elements, however begins to look bad pretty quickly, and what is worse, is that it’s structural integrity is soon compromised!

Without human intervention, wooden structures soon destroy themselves. Human intervention in these situations involves cleaning, painting or staining, and doing so regularly. The best procedure is to clean, paint, or stain the building once a year, or at least once every 18 months. The average cost for such a procedure is about $500.00 per year!

That is why we suggest the purchase of a metal clad building. Most metal siding will last in good conditions for at least 25 years, and is pretty much maintenance free. The cost for such buildings may be a little higher, but the value is much greater.