Is Climate Controlled Storage Right for You?
Some of your items are valuable, one of a kind or environmentally sensitive and would benefit from climate controlled storage. Climate Controlled storage units keep items in a constant environment (temperatures between 50°F and 85°F). To ensure climate control, our storage units are enclosed and, therefore, resist dust, pests, humidity, and more threats to valuables.
There are many benefits in selecting climate controlled over basic storage. Due to the extra costs, there are several factors to consider when deciding whether climate controlled storage fits your needs. We’re here if you need additional help determining what your needs are.
Storage Plus Benefits
- Cost to properly store valuable items can be less than the cost to replace them.
- Visit self-storage unit in comfort as they are maintained at temperatures between 55 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
- No worries about temperature damage or corrosion if belongings remain in storage longer than planned.
- Assurance that sensitive items will be protected.
- Protection from wood damage caused by extreme temperatures. (Freezing and thawing causes wood and metal to expand and contract, resulting in warping, weakening, splitting, and cracking.)
- More privacy in the interior climate controlled storage units than what is provided by basic drive-up storage units.
- Access to an on-site climate control expert, to help you find the perfect storage solution.
- Prevention of yellowing and degradation of leather, fabric and clothing caused by exposure to heat, cold and the elements.
- Extra protection from flooding and water exposure caused by humidity, rain and melted snow, as climate controlled storage units are typically enclosed.
- Cleanliness of climate controlled areas. Less dust and dirt get into interior units compared with basic storage areas.
Climate Sensitive Items
Some storage items require extreme care. That’s why Storage Plus offers climate controlled storage units. Learn how to safely store your old photos and family heirlooms without losing their value. If you live in an area with extreme temperatures, consider the value of a climate controlled storage unit.
- 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 on Storage
- Cracking, tearing, breakage and warping of wood from expanding and contracting in extreme heat and cold.
- Yellowing and degradation of fabrics and papers from extreme temperatures.
- Mold and mildew stains on papers and fabrics caused by fungus-friendly temperatures.
- Rust, corrosion and weakening of metal which has been exposed to moisture, as well as very hot and very low temperatures.
- Ruin of electronics by dampness or extreme cold.
- Warping of items, as well as fading and degradation of sound and image quality.
- Damage to furniture and fabrics by rodents or insects.