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Are Climate Controlled Self Storage Units Worth it?

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Here at Stop and Store Squamish, we do not currently offer Climate Controlled environments. But do you really need it? This article well helps you to decide whether you require a climate controlled unit and the added cost that comes along with it. Answer these questions to help you decide if climate control is something you need.

Climate Control – Not Always Worth It

What am I storing?

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The most important thing you need to consider when choosing a unit, is what item items are you going to be keeping in the unit. Things such as: Furs, Wines and paintings require a more controlled climate due to the fragility of these items.  Items such as: Clothes, exercise equipment, tools, furniture, bikes, skis and other motorized toys can be safely stored without climate control.

Where do I live?

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Another thing to consider is seasonality, here in Squamish, our summers are quite hot, and our winters are freezing cold. So your items may be more vulnerable to the elements. This being said, ALL Stop and Stop storage containers are insulated and moisture will not get into your unit.

What is my Budget?

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Budget, budget, budget, it all comes down to how much you are willing to spend. Climate control comes at a cost, and it’s not always worth it to shell out the extra bucks for something you don’t need. Double check what you can afford.

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How long am I storing for?

It’s also important to think about how long you expect your items to be in storage before you take them out. The longer they are in storage without anybody checking up on them should give you the indication whether you could spot decay and damage early, or whether you have to take measures to keep things fresh until someone does come to open the self-storage unit up.


At the end of the day, whether you decide to take on a climate controlled self storage unit, do remember that you can still take on some content insurance! Never discount the importance of taking the precaution to protect your investments or your items from damage or unforeseen circumstances.

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