Indoor boat storage or outdoor boat storage . . . which is best?  We will try to answer that question in this article. We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the Greater Fort Worth Metro Area with quality self storage options for all manner of things, from boat storage to RV storage to trailer storage to simple storage units for excess furniture. Call us at 817-439-1380 and we can answer any questions you might have.

Now, let’s look at outdoor boat storage, the pros and cons.

The pros of outdoor boat storage

Without a doubt, storing your boat outdoors is the most convenient method of boat storage, especially if it is stored at a marina.  The boat is right there, ready to be lowered into the water.  There is no traveling from Point A to Point B (where it is stored) to Point C (where it is launched into the water).  And, generally speaking, outdoor boat storage is usually less-expensive that indoor boat storage.

The cons of outdoor boat storage

The largest complaint about outdoor boat storage is that your boat is subject to Mother Nature flexing her muscles from time to time.  If you live in a very moderate area, this may not be a factor. If you live somewhere which experiences extremes in weather and temperature, this most definitely can be a factor.  Each winter there are stories on the news about complete marinas being destroyed by ice storms or hail storms or windstorms.  Every summer we hear stories of boat owners who suffered sun damage to their boats in places like Arizona and Texas.  The sun is a sneaky devil, even in moderate locations.  It can fade the colors of fabrics; it can fade the luster of wood.  And don’t even get us started on oxidation and the damage that can cause.

Which is better?

We simply cannot answer this question for your particular circumstance.  There are pros and cons to both indoor boat storage and outdoor boat storage.  Both come with problems. Both comes with advantages.  From a security standpoint, there is doubt indoor boat storage is the best. From a convenience standpoint, there is no doubt outdoor boat storage is the best.  Indoor generally costs more than outdoor.

And round and round we go.  We know, we haven’t given you a definitive answer, but we at least armed you with the information you need to make an informed decision.  Call us if you have any other questions about indoor boat storage vs outdoor boat storage.

A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

There are dozens of storage facilities in the Greater Fort Worth, each slightly unique, each offering specials, each telling customers that they offer the best in storage solutions, and yet, despite the competition, Blue Mound 287 Self Storage has been among the very best for quite a few years now.  How have we managed that? We believe in customer service. We believe in the absolute best when it comes to secure storage.  We believe in customer satisfaction.

We are just Texans helping Texans with the small problems of everyday life. Call us if we can help you.