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How to Solve Graffiti Problems for Self-Storage Facilities

Graffiti-based vandalism is nothing new. Unfortunately, the U.S. has recently seen an uptick in graffiti-related incidents, costing an estimated $12 billion in annual cleanup expenses. Self-storage facilities in particular, often isolated and unmonitored, can quickly become the perfect targets for graffiti vandals. Not only does graffiti damage your physical structure and emit volatile organic compounds […]

Graffiti on a metal security door in New York NY.

Custom (Re)Design Your Self-Storage Units: How to Increase Curb Appeal and Your Bottom Line

The first self-storage units, appearing before 1970, were very different from the units commonly seen today. They sat upon poorly utilized land, featured expensive designs, and required a lot of maintenance over time. Instead of going by local demand, first generation designs had site plans including an arbitrary mix of units. Changing the unit styles […]

This exterior is a close up of the security unit.

3 Ways Metal Canopies Enhance Your Brand’s Image

Not only do modern canopies protect your facility from the elements, but they also play an important role in building recognition for your brand. Metal canopies, found in gas stations, fast food restaurants, retail storefronts, residential buildings, and more, should be designed to catch the attention of passersby. The structural design of your building is […]

A filling, gas, or petrol station at night, Kent, England

How to Prepare for Crazy Tuesday

Long lines, enthusiastic customers, deep discounts — Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has become ingrained into American culture year after year. Weeks in advance, retailers begin preparing to ensure that they can meet demand on the biggest shopping day of the year. For retailers in self-storage industry, the same level of preparation goes into […]

Crazy Tuesday

Mark Your Calendars: APS to Exhibit at ISS World Expo

APS Team Joins Industry Leaders Showcasing Innovation at Las Vegas Expo With a full schedule of educational events, specialty speakers, industry-leading exhibitors, and unique networking opportunities, the 2016 Inside Self-Storage Expo brings the best in the business to Las Vegas, Nevada. Our team is looking forward to attending and reconnecting to colleagues — both old […]

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