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Climate Controlled Storage

Even during the hot summer, your items are best kept safe in a Climate Controlled storage unit!

You are wondering whether the valuables you have in storage are doing okay, particularly if they’re stored in your garage! That will all depend on the specific items being stored, the time of the year, and the length of time they are stored. A self-storage unit may be a good option to store your valuables. When selecting the type of storage required at a storage facility, choose Climate Controlled Storage for books and paper items, records and CD’s, leather, delicate fabrics, antiques, electronics, metals, wood furniture, musical instruments, special collections, and artwork. These types of items are susceptible to damage from hot to cold temperatures throughout the year. Here are some of the reasons to choose climate controlled storage for specific valuables.

Musical instruments:
Choose climate controlled for electronic, string, wind, percussion and brass instruments to protect against corrosion, rust, rot, warping, mold and mildew.


Artwork and paper items:
Paintings and fine art pieces are better stored in a climate controlled environment as temperature swings cause shrinkage and expansion as well as mold and mildew. Paper items like photographs, books, magazines can yellow when exposed to climate changes. Protect these items with climate controlled storage.

This group of items include appliances (including ranges, microwaves, refrigerators, dishwashers, and washers, dryers), televisions, computers, cameras, speakers, electronic toys and gadgets, and video games, where corroded or rusted circuitry will cause malfunction.

Special collections, items with significant or sentimental value:
A temperature controlled environment will help maintain items such as coin and stamp collections which can be damaged by temperature changes and humidity. Protect highly valued items such as antiques in climate controlled environments.

Vinyl records and CD’s:
Optical discs – Optical discs like CDs, DVDs and Vinyl records are better suited in cool, dry environments.


Clothing and Leathers:
Climate control is the preferred option for keeping fabrics dry. Delicate fabrics, leathers, and clothing items can be damaged by mold, mildew and pests. Climate controlled storage is a better option than the garage.

Business documents and inventory items:
Protect your business and investments with climate controlled storage and reduce the risk of loss to inventory that can be affected by climate change or humidity.

Seasonal items:
After they’ve done their job, seasonal items like Christmas decorations store well in climate controlled units, where metal, plastic and electronic items such as lights are protected from the development of corrosion and rust.

Climate controlled storage is a good option when using a self-storage facility. The primary reason is to protect your valuables during the four seasons where extreme temperature changes and humidity can cause damage to your valuables.

A storage unit is a solution to a lot of your needs.

Check out some of our key features:

  • Drive-up access allows for ultimate convenience
  • Heated units let you store with comfort
  • Online account management gives you the control
  • Packing and moving supplies allow you to tackle any move
  • Extended access to storage units, including holidays
  • Livechat customer service allows you to get the answers you need
  • Month-to-month contracts with flexible payment options
  • State-of-the-art lighting to be easy on the environment

If you do not have a storage unit, visit and book yours today!

For help on what size storage unit you will need, check out our helpful size guide:

Talk to your local Self Stor manager by dialing 1-833-523-0453, they are available to reserve units or answer any questions.

About Justin Morgan

Justin Morgan is a York University alumnus and began his Self Stor journey in 2015, earning a deep understanding of the qualities of self-storage and what made Self Stor special. Justin is now applying his unique talent as a Marketing Manager and content creator to bring storage to life! Follow his latest content on Instagram by subscribing to @selfstor!


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