Choose Climate Controlled Storage

It's winter time in Colorado, which means that the temperatures are dropping and will most likely fall below 32 degrees Fahrenheit during the night or when it snows. These frigid temperatures can be very damaging to items. To ensure the safety of your most valuable items, you should store them in a climate-controlled storage room that averages temperatures between 55 and 90 degrees. Here are ten reasons why you should consider storing your high-value items in climate-controlled rooms:


  1. Freezing and thawing may cause wood and metal to expand and contract, which can result in splitting and cracking. Items that may be composed of wood or metal are bed frames, tables, chairs, nightstands, desks, dressers, entertainment centers, musical instruments and more.
  2. Yellowing may occur from exposure to extreme temperatures in leather, cotton clothing, bedding, and mattresses.
  3. Electronics can be another victim of the extreme weather. Washers, dryers, dishwashers, ovens, microwaves, and refrigerators are susceptible to cracking rust from the cold. Also, before storing these high-value items, we recommend that you clean and dry the appliances first. That way you will prevent mildew and mold from building up inside the appliance.
  4. Freezing temperatures can cause books, paperwork and stamps to deteriorate over time.
  5. Changes in temperature have the ability to accelerate the aging process in wine by giving it an oxidized, metallic taste.
  6. Photos may be ruined because the ink can bleed if not stored at the correct temperature.
  7. Proper storage can save you money in the long run since your items will be kept safe from temperature damage.
  8. A temperature-controlled room will deter unwanted pests and insects that can cause damage to your items.
  9. The risk of water exposure from snow melt will decline since the units are typically enclosed and away from the elements.
  10. As a customer, you will have a comfortable storage room to visit your items, no matter what the weather is outside.

If you need additional help in deciding whether or not climate controlled storage is right for you, we're here to help. Contact Great Plains Moving and Storage for a free estimate.