Climate Controlled Storage
Is Climate Controlled Storage Right for You?
If you have valuable, one of a kind or sensitive items, you may want to consider climate controlled storage. Climate controlled storage units keep items in a temperature controlled environment (between 55°F and 85°F). These units are also more resistant to dust, pests, humidity, and other threats to valuables.
There are many benefits
in selecting climate controlled storage over basic self storage. However, there are also extra costs and other factors to consider. Take a quick survey to see if climate controlled storage is right for you:
Does the temperature where you are storing items drop below 32°F or rise above 90°F?
Is the storage facility in a high-humidity climate?
Do any of your possessions have high monetary or sentimental value?
Are you storing items for a long period of time?
Are you unsure of how long you will need storage?
Will you need to visit the unit frequently and/or will you need comfortable conditions?
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Climate Sensitive Items
You may need to store valuables, family heirlooms, or items that are irreplaceable. Selecting a climate controlled storage unit can help you protect what’s important to you:
- Artwork (paintings, drawings, posters, etc.)
- Classic cars
- Audio equipment
- Cameras and other photography equipment
Household and Personal Items
- Family heirlooms and history records
- Photos and photo albums
Effects of Extreme Temperature
If you live in an area with extreme temperatures, a climate controlled storage unit can help protect your valuables from damage:
- Cracking, warping and breakage of wood from expanding and contracting.
- Yellowing and weakening of fabrics and papers.
- Fading and image quality degradation in photographs.
- Mold and mildew stains on papers and fabrics caused by fungus-friendly temperature conditions.
- Damage to electronics from dampness or extreme cold.
- Rust, corrosion and weakening of metal.
- Damage to furniture and fabrics by rodents or insects.
Benefits of Climate Controlled Storage
The additional cost of a climate controlled storage unit is often outweighed by the many benefits. Here are a few to consider before making a decision between temperature controlled and basic self storage:
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The cost to properly store valuable items can be less than the cost to replace them.
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Visits are comfortable, as climate controlled storage units are maintained between 55°F and 85°F.
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No worries about pests, temperature damage or corrosion if belongings remain in storage longer than planned.
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Protection from wood damage caused by extreme temperatures.
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More privacy in an interior climate controlled storage unit versus a basic drive-up storage unit.
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Access to an on-site climate control expert to help you find the perfect storage solution.
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Leather, fabric and clothing protected from yellowing and weakening from exposure to heat, cold and the elements.
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Extra protection from flooding and water exposure caused by humidity, rain and melted snow.
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A cleaner unit, as less dust and dirt get into interior units compared with basic storage units.
Other Helpful Tools
Watch a video summary of climate controlled storage:
Download our storage checklist
to help you prepare for packing and moving into your climate controlled storage unit.
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