Benefits of Climate Controlled Storage

Benefits of Climate Controlled Storage

You may have decided to rent a self storage unit, but the more important question then becomes - do I need climate controlled storage?

Basic self storage is sufficient for a lot of different household, business, or yard items.  However, climate controlled storage is necessary and highly recommended for sensitive items.  If you live in or are moving to a climate that has drastic temperature changes, you may want to protect your possessions from the damaging effects of extreme temperatures.

Sensitive items can suffer from warping, splitting, or cracking due to large changes in temperature, and since these items are often expensive ones, you will definitely want to protect them.  If you had the space at home and were comfortable storing these items in a shed or garage, then chances are, an outdoor storage unit would be more than adequate.

Some examples of items that should be stored in climate controlled units are:

  • Expensive artwork
  • Family heirlooms
  • Antiques
  • Musical Instruments
  • Electronics
  • Collectables

At Riel Park RV & Self Storage, our climate controlled storage units are inside our main building with insulated and sealed roofs, walls and floors.  Temperature and humidity levels stay consistent throughout the year, regardless of the weather outside.

While climate controlled storage may be more expensive than unheated storage, this added cost is often insignificant and usually overshadowed by the peace of mind you're given knowing your items are protected from the harsh seasonal changes and weather-related mishaps.

A few of the added benefits of climate controlled storage are:

  • Constant temperature
  • Controlled humidity
  • Dust reduction
  • Better rodent protection
  • Shelter from wind
  • Cover against precipitation

The best part of a climate controlled storage unit is when you're ready to move out, you will find your items just the way you left them, whether you store them for a month, a year or a decade.  Climate controlled storage gives you the peace of mind which is priceless.

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