There’s not a lot of places in the country that will avoid the frosty temperatures of winter and if you think its cold out there, imagine what it's like in a self-storage unit. Since many people use self-storage as a way to store seasonal items that aren’t used during the winter, it’s important to protect those belongings from winter-related damage.
Common Uses for Storage During Winter
Lots of people often use storage to keep items that will be unused over the winter in the summertime. This doesn’t change when it comes to the winter, it’s just the opposite, storing unused summer items rather than winter ones.
Keeping seasonal items in storage is a great way to avoid cluttering up your home and to give you more space to do seasonal activities.
Objects that can be susceptible to damage from exposure to cold temperatures
We all know cold temperatures can be damaging to ourselves and it’s no different when it comes to your belongings. Prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures can be severely damaging to a variety of commonly stored items.
Items to be watchful of include:
Items that contain liquid
The reality is that it should not get cold enough
in a self storage facility for damage to occur, I have almost fifteen years
experience in the industry and have not heard of any problems caused by cold
weather. Having said that, self storage facilities vary greatly, and it makes
sense to store your items where you feel they would be safe from damage. But I
would suggest that you only need to bother with the above precautions when
there is a protracted spell of extremely cold weather due.