Storage units provide great and versatile solutions for your storage needs. There are units designed for accommodating larger items or stuff that is resistant to variations in temperature and humidity, while others provide enhanced protection for items sensitive to the atmosphere around – here are the most common storage unit types.
Outside Storage Units
The most common and the most affordable type of containers, these outside units provide suitable storage for items that can withstand changes in humidity as well as heat and cold. Outside units come in many different shapes and sizes, allowing you to keep not only a few boxes in your compartment, but vehicles or bulkier item such as large pieces of furniture as well.
If the items you need to move to a storage compartment are more sensitive, a storage compartment placed inside a building is probably the best choice. They are available in two major types:
– Climate-controlled units – equipped with advanced air conditioning systems, these units guarantee that your sensitive items will enjoy the benefits of level temperature and humidity. These compartments work best for paper-based items or objects made from other ambient-sensitive materials such as leather or fine fabric, but high-tech protection also comes with a price, climate-controlled units being the most expensive of them all;
– Standard units – these compartments are also placed inside a building, but they do not feature air conditioning, so they offer your items only limited protection against heat, cold and humidity, the conditions they offer being similar to that of a home without air conditioning.
If you have a garden or yard that is large enough to accommodate a storage container of your own, you can also choose to rent a compartment. The companies that provide such rental services usually provide delivery and pick-up services as well, so all you need to do is to rent the storage container of the size that works best for you and the company will take care of the rest. Mobile storage units are not air conditioned and, being placed outside, the conditions they offer are identical with the conditions offered by outside units.