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Your Guide to Climate-Controlled Storage

Climate-Controlled Storage

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Whether it’s a move to a new town or an upgrade to something bigger and better, self storage can help you eliminate clutter and keep items well-organized during times of transition. However, you may need an additional layer of protection for some of your items—like those made of more delicate material. With climate-controlled storage, you gain access to the environment your items deserve. In this guide from 10 Federal, we will take you through the ins and outs of climate-controlled storage including why you should choose climate-controlled storage, what this unique feature is, and how to prepare items for climate-controlled storage. Frequently Asked Questions About Climate-Controlled Storage Before we can give you all the best tips and tricks for choosing the right climate-controlled unit, we want to make sure all your inquiries about this unique storage feature are answered. So, without further ado, let’s answer some questions! What is Climate-Controlled Storage? Climate-controlled storage is a type of storage that maintains a temperature-controlled environment year-round. These units remain within a consistent temperature range no matter how hot or cold it becomes outside. In turn, this helps certain items maintain their shape and fight off damage that extreme weather conditions and intense temperatures may cause. What Items Can I Store in a Climate-Controlled Unit? If you own an item you believe is susceptible to weather-related damage, these units offer the perfect oasis. Temperature-controlled storage units provide optimal environmental conditions for wood, leather, lace, or metal items. Items that are especially at risk of incurring damage caused by extreme temperature include: Wooden furniture Clothing made of leather or lace Musical instruments Kitchen appliances Electronics Metal sports equipment Paper documents (such as books or newspapers) What Are the Benefits of Climate-Controlled Storage? Exposure to hot or cold temperatures isn’t going to cause damage to your delicate storage items right away. However, over time your items may begin to lose their shape or suffer from detrimental effects if not stored properly. Leather items may start to warp or tear, metal will begin to rust, wood begins warping, and ...

July 24th, 2023