What is Self Storage Insurance?

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If you’re a Storage Solutions customer (past or present) or follow our blog, you know that we place the utmost importance on the security of your belongings. Given the time, money, and effort you put into moving your belongings to a self-storage facility, you want the peace of mind knowing that they’re safe, secure and protected under any circumstances. 

Like homes and businesses, there are certain unfortunate circumstances that can occur at a self-storage facility, such as fire, flood, and other extreme conditions. If any of these events were to occur:

  • Are your stored items protected? 
  • Who is responsible for the damage and loss? 

When it comes to insurance coverage for your belongings in self-storage, things can get a little hazy and unclear. But rest assured, we are here to help explain it all!

It may surprise you to find out that personal property stored within a self storage facility is not covered by the facility for loss or damage.  

This leaves many customers wondering whether their homeowner’s insurance or tenant’s insurance policies extend to cover their belongings while in self-storage. The best way to answer this question is to ask your insurance provider.

In our experience, very few homeowner and tenant insurance policies will extend to belongings stored offsite or they will only provide a 30-day window once your belongings are offsite. If you're one of the lucky ones whose policy does extend, we encourage you to confirm the following with your insurance provider:

  • The array of events you are covered for (and not covered for).
  • The amount of coverage you have.
  • What stored items are covered as these extensions often come with many restrictions.

If your insurance policy will not extend to your self storage unit, don’t stress! You can get stand-alone self storage insurance. Some local self-storage facilities, like Storage Solutions, offer content insurance for your belongings while stored onsite. And, there are 2 key benefits to using the content insurance offered by your self-storage facility:

  1. Separate Policies
    • Any claims that you file will have no effect on your homeowner or tenant policy which could raise those premiums.
  2. Lower Costs
    • It’s often also cheaper to purchase self storage insurance through your self-storage company rather than extending your homeowner or tenant insurance policy.

Self-storage insurance is a great idea if you want or need that extra layer of protection for your belongings while they are stored away from you. Whether your current insurance policies will not extend or if you want a separate policy, Storage Solutions offers options that will give you the peace of mind you need.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help you protect your stored belongings with self-storage insurance.

Need To Rent a Self-Storage Unit?

We make it fast and easy! You can rent a storage unit online through our website. You can also pay your rent online too.

Need helping picking the right sized storage unit or curious about what our self-storage facilities look like? No problem! Visit our YouTube channel to watch tour videos of facilities and different sized self-storage units we have for rent at our Milton self-storage and Woodstock self-storage locations.

If you have any questions, call or text us at 905-854-1008, email us at info@storagesolutionsontario.com... and like or follow us on Instagram & Facebook. for more tips, tricks, advice, and a good laugh.

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amer hashem (Milton)
a month ago

Very reliable storage. A good solution to park your car and keeping it protected from all weather conditions. Although a bit remote location.. but the price and the service was worth it.


Riley Rogozynski (Woodstock)
a week ago

I went in to find out some information on storage units for when I move in a couple weeks and was happily surprised by the customer service I received. I had looked at a few other storage facilities in Woodstock but their customer service was terrible compared to Jared's from Storage Solutions. He was professional and understanding of my needs and was ready to help anywhere he could. I will definitely be spreading the word to any of my friends looking for units!


Jennifer Sibbitt (Milton)
a week ago

Staff are very friendly and helpful. The facility is well maintained, clean and secure. I highly recommend Storage Solutions!


Janet Kennedy (Woodstock)
2 weeks ago

Great rates for a clean, secure, well lit place. Really good staff and a company that cares. New facility and the competitors are pretty tired looking and charging the same rates (if not a bit more).


Abeer Nauman (Milton)
a day ago

Very friendly staff. Always great service. Would highly recommend.


Lindsay Munro (Milton)
4 months ago

My husband and I recently relocated from the US and needed a place to store all of our belongings while we secured a new home. The folks at Storage Solutions advised us on the right size unit for our needs, at the right price. They were kind and helpful with all of our "first-timer" questions. We were very confident in the security of the place, and had absolutely no issues. I would highly recommend and use them again if needed.


Ashley Kelly (Milton)
a month ago

Been storing office and personal items for years. Have had various size units. Prices are great and staff has always been helpful.