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Ten Reasons to Use a Storage Shield Tenant Protection Plan

Storage Shield Tenant Protection Plan

Self storage isn’t something that you think about until you need it. It’s like getting your car repaired. No one goes to an auto repair shop to spend hundreds of dollars on unneeded services. By the same token, no one leases a self storage unit if they have nothing to store.

When your car breaks down or makes funny noises, you get it fixed. When the clutter in your home or business begins to overwhelm you, it’s time to look for self storage.

After you’ve found the perfect storage facility with plenty of amenities and security features, you confidently pack the unit with your belongings. When you get back to your decluttered home, do you ever give any thought to whether your items are protected against loss or damage?

Even with cutting-edge security, there is no storage facility that can absolutely guarantee the safety of your items. To mitigate your risk of loss, you can purchase storage insurance. In addition, you can check the off-premises coverage of your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance.

Insurance coverage is important, but it’s reassuring to have an additional layer of protection with a tenant protection plan. In case you aren’t aware, a tenant protection plan is a contractual agreement between a self storage facility and the tenant, with the facility assuming limited responsibility for a tenant’s stored belongings.

In other words, operators agree to pay customers for damages to stored belongings up to a specified dollar amount. For more information read The Benefits of a Tenant Protection Plan.

In the meantime, here are a few reasons that adding a tenant protection plan is a good idea.

Tenant Protection Plan

Ten Reasons to Use a Tenant Protection Plan

You’re Covered at Replacement Cost

You will be reimbursed at replacement cost, up to a specified dollar amount, for damaged or stolen property (clothing and household linens are subject to depreciation). There are no deductibles.

You Can Choose From Eight Protection Plan Levels

We offer eight available protection plans, from $1,500 to $10,000, to fit your needs and your budget.

Fees are Conveniently Collected with Your Monthly Rent

You never have to worry about forgetting to pay your monthly protection plan fees. They are conveniently collected with your monthly rent.

Filing a Claim is Quick and Painless

If you have a loss, it’s easy to file a claim. Be assured that the management staff will work closely with you to gather the necessary information, complete all forms, and carefully guide you through the entire process.

There is Always a Slim Possibility of Water Damage

Flooding doesn’t happen only after a hurricane or heavy rainstorm. It can occur at any time due to poor drainage systems, summer storms, melting snow, a large construction project, or a broken water main. It’s hard to believe, but according to FEMA, even one inch of water can cause thousands of dollars in damage. Be sure that you’re covered.

Your Business Inventory is Secure

Running out of space for your inventory is a good problem. It means that your business is thriving and growing and that you need a storage solution. If you want the peace of mind that you’ll be reimbursed for the cost of replacing your damaged or stolen inventory up to the dollar amount you choose, consider a Storage Shield tenant protection plan.

Document Recreation and Replacement are Covered

Even if you’ve painstakingly stored your important personal or business documents, unexpected fire, smoke, or water damage can occur. A tenant protection plan gives you the peace of mind of knowing your important materials can be replaced or recreated.

You’ll Mitigate Your Risk of Loss From Theft

Theft is always something to consider. Even with the most well-maintained and protected facilities, there are rare theft events. Yes, your insurance does cover theft, but a tenant protection plan will provide another level of replacement costs with no deductible.

Autos, RVs and Boats are Covered if Stored in Enclosed Units

You don’t have to worry about coverage for theft or damage to your vehicles and boats if they are stored in indoor units.

Pest and Rodent Infestation are Covered

Insect and rodent damage to clothing, books, and other items is covered up to $500.


If you’re looking for an additional layer of security for your belongings, a tenant protection plan is your solution. It gives you added protection when the unexpected happens. If you currently lease self storage, talk to the manager about adding a plan. If you’re looking for self storage, make sure your chosen self storage facility offers a tenant protection plan.