Traditional non climate-controlled self-storage is often the right solution for items such as sports and camping gear, lawn equipment, certain types of household items, patio furniture, tools, etc. Anything that could safely be stored in your garage is a good candidate for a non climate-controlled unit.
On the other hand, if you are storing antique, wood or upholstered furniture, important documents, musical instruments, books, magazines, electronics, priceless heirlooms, mattresses and bedding or anything that could be affected by extreme temperatures and moisture, you should consider climate-controlled storage.
In our area, freezing temps aren’t as much of a concern as the heat and the humidity. The benefits of climate-controlled storage include helping keep cloth and paper from yellowing, preventing rust from forming on metals and minimizing dirt and dust in your storage unit. It’s as if your items were still in your air-conditioned home. Anyone storing expensive or irreplaceable items – especially if they hold sentimental or historical value – should strongly consider going with climate-controlled self-storage.
While climate-controlled storage does cost a bit more, the extra expense is generally worth the peace of mind – especially for those irreplaceable items. The additional cost is not drastic and at the end of the day, it costs less to store your valuable belongings in a climate-controlled unit than it will cost to replace them. That’s assuming they are even replaceable.
Montgomery Self Storage offers both climate-controlled and non climate- controlled options at three of our four locations, including a nearly completed 3-story, all climate-controlled building at 1418 FM 2854 (inside Loop 336 and just west of I-45) in Conroe. Stop by and let our on-site manager show you the property and both types of units.