Storage Rental vs. Owning a Commercial Storage Building

vehicle storage/RV storage

Part Two

We are continuing our series outlining the advantages of storage rental vs. purchasing a commercial storage building. Our previous article covered the security and insurance advantages of storage rental. We also discussed how when you rent storage, utilities are often covered in the storage rates.  Today we will cover three more advantages of storage rental.

Upkeep and Maintenance

When you rent storage, the upkeep and maintenance is the responsibility of the storage provider.  Climate Masters Indoor Storage invests a lot of time, resources and money to ensure our climate controlled storage units and our vehicle storage/RV storage spaces are in optimal condition. When you own a commercial storage building, this added expense and responsibility falls upon you.


When you rent storage, you can easily scale up or down to accommodate your needs.  Perhaps you need additional climate controlled storage or want to add vehicle storage space.  This is easy to accomplish when you rent storage.  However, when you own a storage building, you have what you have.  There is often little or no flexibility or scalability.


Property taxes on a commercial storage building can be expensive, especially in municipalities such as Summerville, Charleston and Daniel Island.  When you rent storage, the property taxes are our responsibility, not yours.

As you can see, there are many reasons to consider storage rental vs. purchasing a storage building.  Climate Masters Indoor Storage has excellent storage rates on climate controlled storage units and vehicle storage / RV storage spaces. We invite you to come out and see our Daniel Island, Summerville, or Hanahan locations for yourself.  Stop by or give us a call today!