Should You Look for a Climate Controlled Storage Space?

There are multiple reasons for renting a self storage space. Maybe you don’t have enough space in your home, or your wife wants you to throw out something that you want to keep. Or, maybe you want somewhere to put family heirlooms, and you don’t have the room inside of your own home. Whatever reason you’re looking into self storage is likely a good one, but you may need to seek out a climate controlled storage space as well.

How can you tell if you need to ask for a climate controlled space? As one of the leading companies offering Fort Collins storage units, we have some tips for you on how to decide what kind of storage space you’ll need the most–take a look.

What Climate Control Does

Fluctuations in temperatures can mean damage to certain items. Items like antiques, fine art, electronics, and other things may suffer from unnecessary damage if they are not kept in a controlled environment. But climate control doesn’t just mean hot and cold. When a climate is properly controlled, humidity levels are kept even as well. Why does humidity matter? If a space is too humid things can warp and bubble. If a space is not humid enough, items can crack and splinter. Anything that may be impacted by either temperature or humidity is best kept in a controlled environment.

Things that Should be Kept in Climate Control

  • Mattresses
  • Books and other documents
  • Paintings
  • Electronics
  • Video tapes, CDs, and records
  • Photographs
  • Delicate technological instruments
  • Musical instruments

A good rule of thumb is to consider how long you will need to store any item. The longer an item is in storage, the more likely that item is to become susceptible to temperature and humidity fluctuations. Even if you live in an area where the weather is steady most of the time, you still can’t determine how much humidity will be in the air when you store your stuff.

It’s also worth a splurge on a climate controlled space if the items that you want to store are particularly valuable to you–not just in the monetary sense, but also in an emotional sense. Your great-grandmother’s photographs or paintings may be far better in a climate controlled space than in any attic or basement!

The Cost

A climate controlled space at a Fort Collins self storage facility will cost more than a traditional space. However, you have to determine how much value the items that you want to store have for you. If you want to keep things that could get damaged by humidity or temperature safe, it’s worth that extra money. If you are only storing things for a short period of time, and you don’t have anything valuable to store, climate control might not be worth it. We recommend weighing the pros and cons, and calling Waterglen Storage to ask one of our professionals if the items that you want to store will benefit from a controlled atmosphere.

Renting a storage unit involves some thought before deciding on a space. Not only should you pick the size that will best work for your items, but thinking of things like climate control could mean the difference between items that are stored safely and properly, and items that may incur some damage. It’s also a good idea to look over your contract before you rent any storage space. You’ll find that choosing the best possible unit for your items is the only way to rent any kind of space.

We know that you probably have questions about our storage units, so we invite you to call us for pricing, details, or to answer any questions that you may have.

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