How to Choose the Best Storage Company

How to Choose the Best Storage Company

When you put possessions in a self-storage facility, you must be guaranteed of its safety and security. Ideally, storage companies are meant to offer you peace of mind knowing that your possessions are safe. Therefore, when choosing a company that offers these services, you should consider a wide range of factors. These are some of the things to consider:


storage placesThe truth is that security is quite important. That is because you need your possessions to be secure and safe with a storage service provider you can trust. For instance, storage facilities should have CCTV camera systems to provide optimal security. Some storage sheds will also have advanced security features. For instance, some may require PIN access, while professional security guards man others. Make sure you inspect the doors.


As far a selecting a self-storage unit is concerned, low-cost is not always ideal. That is the case when you consider different factors, such as security and location. There is a need to determine the price of storage and whether you should pay a down payment. Remember that most storage companies offer lower introductory prices to attract new customers. However, some may offer hidden fees.

Suitability and Size

Although it seems to be quite obvious, you should consider choosing a facility that can accommodate different items you want to put into storage. You need to take into account the size of your items. If you may require extra storage space in the future, you should consider choosing a facility that can provide you with the same.

Access Times

It is critical to consider the access times. Sometimes you may need to access your unit during regular business hours. For instance, you can find storage facilities that provide 24/7 access, while others do not operate during weekends and holidays. Nevertheless, you ought to consider emergency access and whether it comes at a cost.


Remember that cost and convenience are vital factors that must be considered when picking a storage facility. If you want to visit your facility, it is important to select one close to your home. That is because you can easily access it. However, if you come back often to the facility, you may need to consider choosing a cheaper facility.

When choosing a storage facility, it is vital to consider a reliable storage company. The right company ought to offer a range of storage options at a competitive rate.…

Important Questions That You Should Ask When Choosing A Roofer

Important Questions That You Should Ask When Choosing A Roofer

When you are out there looking for somebody who will do your roofing, you will be looking for somebody who will do a reliable job and provide quality workmanship. Every individual wants to settle on an individual or company that deliver on their promises. But the big question is how do you find all this? What is the magical formula that is applied to pick the best person or company for the job? Unfortunately, due to market dynamics, there is no sure way of making the right decision, but there are measures that you can put in place to ensure that you eliminate all these guesswork. You should devise a plan that will allow you an opportunity to interview all your potential choices. Here then are some of the questions that you will ask them to ensure that you settle on the best roofer:

Choosing a roofer

Can you provide references and referrals for your company?

Choosing a rooferIf the answer to this question is no, then most probably you will want to move on to another roofer. Ideally, any genuine roofing company that you may be considering should be able to give you references from similar projects that they must have undertaken in the past. If possible, let them show you the photos of the most recent job they have done and completed.

Are you listed with a business bureau?

Besides the information that you get from the references, it is also important to check their ratings as per their ranking in the Better Business Bureau. This is usually a good source of the information that you may need. You should also consider visiting online roofing site as they provide real life feedback experience with the company. This is a great source of unbiased information that will help you make a decision if you don’t get to meet anybody from the company.

Do you have insurance?

This question is very important to ask. It is common amongst roofing companies to bring down the cost of their services by cutting out the insurance cost. Be careful to choose a company that has a comprehensive liability cover, and it should have also enrolled its workers in a compensation insurance scheme. Why is this so important? This will ensure that you are protected in case an accident occurs in your roof. You should take precaution not to choose a roofer who has not ensured their employees since in case an accident happens within your property, you will be the one who will be responsible for paying the bills of the employee’s recovery.

Do you have a license?

Choosing a rooferWhat does it mean to have a license? Having one shows that the roofing company has undergone proper training in the required rules, practices and regulations that govern the roofing business. They are thus familiar with the laws and set regulations and hence ready to follow them strictly.

How do you solve complaints?

This is important as it is aimed at wanting to know how they handle queries that are presented by customers. Another important aspect is how they solve complaints from customers. By finding answers to the above questions, and if they are satisfactory to you, then you have the best roofer.…


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Redwood Empire Environmental Center,
Town Hall Coalition and Community Clean Water Institute:

Democracy, Peace and Justice Citizen Action Group Presents:

Film Night-George Lakoff DVD
“How Progressives Can Win”

and Book Discussion: Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think and Don’t Think of An Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate.

Thursday, February 10th -6:30-8:00 PM at Coffee Katz, Gravenstein Station Hwy 12 Sebastopol

Learn how to frame the issue and promote progressive VALUES.

Congratulations to the Winners of Town Hall Coalition’s 2004 Raffle Prizes
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The next Raffle will have a Grand Prize of a trip for two to Paris, France. Contact the Town Hall office for details.

New Town Hall Office in Sebastopol
Announcing the Redwood Empire Environmental Center, a new hub of activism in protecting our forests, water, climate, and democracy. Located in Gravenstein Station, 6741 Sebastopol Ave. Ste. 140, next to New Dawn Day Spa across from Coffee Catz. Drop by and say hi!
Our new phone number is (707) 824-4371.

Forest Protection Update

Help Protect Sonoma County’s Forest from Conversions
It’s time to continue building public pressure on the issue of Timberland Conversions in Sonoma County’s General Plan. As the Plan nears completion, it will be moving to the Sonoma County Planning Commission and then the Board of Supervisors. Last June, the Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) voted 7-4 in favor of Option 3, recommending that 80% of our timberlands be effectively protected from conversions to vineyards and other uses.

Click here for an update on this critical effort including information on how to take action and show that the public overwhelmingly supports forest protection in Sonoma County.

Be sure and check out, a wonderfully-crafted expose’ of the current problem and why now is the time to take action.

‘Chainsaw Wine’ protest comes to the Unified Grape Symposium in Sacramento!
Details and photographs available here.

Town Hall Coalition’s 2003 Annual Report
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Town Hall Coalition supports the Pocket Canyon Protection Group’s Russian River Beer Revival.
“I firmly believe, from what I have seen, that this is the chosen spot of all this earth as far as Nature is concerned.” Luther Burbank (From a letter sent home to Massachusetts, soon after arriving in Sonoma County 1875)

We in Northern California are blessed with diverse communities and some of the most spectacular natural environments in the world.

Rapid conversion of our watersheds, native habitat and forest lands to intensive industrial, housing and agricultural development has made us aware that we have some dangerous gaps in laws protecting public health and safety, water quality and quantity, and the environment.

The Town Hall Coalition is a grassroots social movement of citizens from all walks of life who have come together to protect public health and safety and the environment. Your support of the Town Hall Coalition enables us to identify key issues, network with grassroots citizens’ groups and organize teach-ins and public forums. We also produce and distribute position papers for use by friends and neighbors to inform them of their rights regarding water, soil erosion, pesticide drift, habitat degradation, grading, forest conversions to vineyards, industrial vineyard and wine factory development, logging and more.

We have established the Town Hall Coalition Resource Center where people can file complaints, gather information concerning local, state and government regulations that protect the environment and learn how to become a participant in the decision-making process.

Members of the Town Hall Coalition believe that strong democracy is dependent upon an informed public that actively participates in the decision-making process. Our programs include:

Local, county, and regional Town Hall Forums on a wide range of issues including sustainable agriculture, pesticide reduction, creation of parks and wildlife habitat protection, watershed and water quality and quantity protection, erosion control, forest protection and how to participate in the decision-making process. These forums are run by local community members and non-governmental groups.
Replication of Town Hall Coalition organizations in other areas of the region formation of citizen action groups in water, forest, toxics, wildlife habitat protection and advocacy for best practices for agriculture and other development.
Participatory Democracy Campaign-Community and Youth Activist Programs
Formation of the North Coast Water Coalition-Water Activist Forums and North Coast Watershed Network-Focusing on protection of water rights, watersheds and water quality and quantity
Educate and advocate for permanent conservation and protection of critical wildlife habitat, fish spawning streams, native forests, oak woodlands and other native wild ecosystem in parks and “forever wild” conservation easements.
Protecting the wild natural environment and public health will have long-lasting effects on the economy and quality of life of Sonoma County and Northern California.

Participatory Democracy Campaign
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Learn more about our Participatory Democracy Campaign.

Wildlands Protection Project
“… in Wildness is the preservation of the World.” — Henry David Thoreau
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