There are many factors that need to be decided upon when choosing a storage unit: location, price, security, and what size storage unit. Deciding what you need to put in storage will determine the size and type of storage unit that you will need. There are two types of storage units: conventional storage units or climate-controlled storage units, which are usually located inside a finished building. Both types of storage units have their pros and cons depending on the cost and the length of time that you will be renting.
Atlanta summers of high temperatures and humidity are a perfect reason to have a climate-controlled storage unit. These units are either air-conditioned or heated depending on the climate. A unit cannot go below freezing in the winter and above 90 degrees in the summer. Most often, these storage units are maintained at 55-80 degrees throughout the year. Some facilities will also offer humidity control, setting their storage units at a 55% humidity level.
Having the constant temperature in the storage unit will help protect the stored items from damage. High temperature and humidity levels can warp, crack or split wood or leather furniture. High humidity levels can create moisture in electronics, book, paper and clothing which can develop into mold, mildew and rust damaging the items beyond repair. Extreme temperature can also damage business items such as electronics, medical or pharmaceutical supplies, and retail inventory.
Climate-controlled storage units are more expensive than conventional storage units, but if you are storing items that are sensitive to temperature fluctuations, it is well worth it.
If you are storing the following items, then it would be important to ask your storage facility about a climate-controlled storage unit:
If you will not be storing items that are sensitive to temperature, a conventional storage unit should be just fine for you. Generally, conventional storage units are less expensive than climate-controlled storage units, which can make renting a storage unit even more affordable.
If you are storing the following items then it would be okay to rent a conventional outdoor storage unit:
Storage World offers climate-controlled storage units at our locations in Decatur, GA on Panthersville Rd and Flat Shoals Pkwy. Our storage units range in sizes from the smallest at 5×5 to 15×30. Reserve a storage unit with Storage World today!