Things to Know Before Choosing an Outdoor Storage Unit
It’s probably no surprise that most Pewaukee residents who use self-storage choose indoor self-storage units. Even so, there are plenty of people who find that an outdoor unit meets their needs just fine. If you’re considering renting a self-storage unit there are a few things that you’ll want to know before you make your choice, such as:
Most Outdoor Units Are Covered
Most outdoor storage units have a cover or roof of some sort and cement or gravel floors, but no walls. Typically outdoor storage units are similar to carports, so they offer some protection from the elements. If what you’re storing can withstand damage from the elements (such as an old trailer or boat) an outdoor unit may work really well for you. If, however, what you’re storing is particularly valuable or may be damaged by heat, rust or corrosion, you may want to opt for the extra protection a climate-controlled indoor unit can provide.
You Should Still Cover Your Items
Even though most outdoor units provide some protection from the sun, most storage facilities recommend that you put a tarp or similar covering over your belongings for an added level of protection. Choosing a waterproof material can help protect your belongings from rain and/or water damage, although moisture can still be a concern.
Get Rid of Any Food
Items that are stored outside unfortunately are more likely to see the occasional visit from wildlife in the area. To reduce the likelihood of an infestation issue, be sure to remove any and all food stuffs from vehicles and other items stored in your storage unit. Food left in belongings is much more likely to attract pests like rodents and ants, who may try to move in permanently.
Scenic Self Storage in Pewaukee offers a variety of indoor and outdoor storage units for residents throughout the Lake Country area. Call today for more information.