Save by Utilizing an Existing Building

The Trachte™ Create-A-Space Conversion System is a practical solution for converting existing buildings into storage facilities. Utilizing an existing structure is cost effective, as it minimizes the amount of required building materials and takes advantage of property already approved for commercial use. This freestanding system can also be installed within new construction.

Regardless of the existing building design, the conversion system can be customized to maximize available space and the unit mix can be tailored to meet customer needs, and ultimately increase your rental income.

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  • Specs & Building Plans
  • Enhancements
  • Colors
  • Doors
  • Warranty
  • Related Case Studies


Interior Framed Openings (jambs and headers) 22-gauge Bright White
Partition System Heights 7' to 11' in 6" increments
Corridor Rigid Rib or Flush Walls Bright White
Corridor Top Trim 1 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 10'0" 24-gauge
Corridor Corner Trim 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" x panel height 22-gauge
Partition Panel 29-gauge galvalume R-panel
Partition Corner Trim 2 5/8" x 2 5/8" x panel height 20-gauge
Partition Top Angle 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 10'0" or 12'0" 16-gauge or 20-gauge
Partition Bottom Track 1" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 10'0" 26-gauge
Angle Bracing 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" x 3'0" 20-gauge
Angle Bridging 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" 16-gauge
Door Choices 26-gauge Ribbed Swing Door
20-gauge Flush Panel Door
26-gauge Roll-up Door
Locker Units 4' or 5' Wide Double Stacked

Note: Product specifications are subject to change without notice.

Building Plans


Take your Trachte self storage facility to the next level with the enhancements listed below.


Door Colors

Cedar Red


Continental Brown

Iced White

Sunset Orange

Desert Tan


Royal Blue

Bright White

Polar Blue


Light Stone

Ash Gray

Lime Green


Note: Colors shown may differ from actual colored panel material.
For a steel color sample, Contact Trachte.



Each Trachte self-storage system is designed and manufactured to include Trac-Rite® roll-up doors. Trac-Rite doors are built to work hard, with sturdy door construction that’s custom engineered for strong, smooth operation.

Trac-Rite® doors are:


  • Easy installation and low maintenance save you time and money.
  • Rust-resistant components make life simple.
  • Smooth, quiet operation is what you can expect.
  • Factory-punched holes in brackets and guides allow for quick and precise installation.


  • Only the best raw material is used to shape the sturdy configuration of the door.
  • Tested and certified by an independent source so you are assured Trac-Rite’s doors meet your standards. 9′ wide doors are rated to 130 mph.*
  • EP3 extreme performance spring, the industry’s only corrosion-proof spring.


  • Every door is manufactured to the inch providing a perfect fit.
  • Doors use little back room and head room giving more space within the storage unit.
  • SpaceGuard latch works with magnetic security systems.
  • A full line of accessory options enhance your door package.


  • Tension adjustment device fine tunes door operation for optimal performance.
  • Optional space-saving motor operator meets ADA requirements.*
  • Seal-Rite pliable weather seal offers advanced protection.


  • Covered by industry leading guarantees such as the unparalleled 10-year EP3 spring warranty.


  • Array of colors to enhance your self-storage building.

* Does not apply to the portable container product.

EP<sup>3</sup> extreme performance spring, the industry's only corrosion-proof spring.
Tension adjustment device fine tunes door operation for optimal performance.
SpaceGuard latch works with magnetic security systems and is easily used to overlock.
Bottom bar features Seal-Rite pliable seal for advanced weather protection.
26-gauge corrugated swing door may be used for interior units including lockers.
Doors Models



  • Offering the largest of door dimensions, the 988 is most commonly used for boat/RV storage.
  • Available in custom sizes from 11' to 16' wide x 8' to 16' high in 1" increments.
  • Learn more about the 988/988WL Door

The “WL” model may be needed when building codes require a specific m.p.h. rating.

Swing doors, both ribbed and flush panel, are available for any interior application.



40-Year* Paint Warranty

Trachte Building Systems’ 40-year* paint warranty provides coverage against peeling and flaking, keeping your facility looking great for years to come. Warranty includes Trac-Rite® doors. All Galvalume® roofs are warranted for 25 years.

3-Year Parts and Workmanship Warranty

Trachte warrants all materials, including Trac-Rite® doors, to be free of defect for a period of three (3) years.

* Some exceptions apply.

Related Case Studies
43390 sq. ft. | 424 Units

Louisville, Kentucky

66,000 sq. ft. | 564 Units

Beloit, WI
Single Story, Create-A-Space

68009 sq. ft. | 662 Units

Cambridge, Ontario