It may seem self-serving for a storage facility to claim that boat storage should be air conditioned storage.  We do, as a matter of fact, make more money on air conditioned storage than we do with regular storage. But the fact still remains that any boat owner should seriously consider the benefits of climate controlled storage, and we are going to tell you why that is the truth in this article.

We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the great people of Fort Worth. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information about mini storage, auto storage, boat storage, or RV storage.

Now, let’s talk about the advantages of climate control self storage for boat owners.

Extreme temperatures do serious damage

You don’t have to think too long to remember times in your own lives when you’ve seen the effects of extreme temperatures to the surfaces of items. Think rust! Think the discoloring of things left outside during the summer. Think the cracking of materials which have dried out for too long. These are all because of the weather fluctuating greatly.

Think the tires on your vehicle. The air molecules expand in the summer, raising the air pressure in the tires. The air molecules retract during the winter, leaving you with less air pressure.

The fact is this: there is a long list of items which will be damaged by extreme temperatures and extreme humidity.  Electronics, leather, wood, certain plastics, collectibles, the list goes on and on.  Now look at those lists and think of the items you would store in a storage unit. Now think of those items and ask yourself this question: are any of them found on a boat?  Seating cushions? Wooden surfaces? The onboard navigation system?

Another fact, proven year after year after year: leave a boat outside, in the weather, unprotected, and it will be ruined in short order.

You need climate controlled storage if you are a boat owner!

How much extra you will pay for air conditioned storage?

So, let’s talk cost!  A 10’x10’ storage unit, without air conditioning, will cost $110 per month at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage. With air conditioning it will cost $130 per month.  Protection for your boat will cost an extra $20 per month, or $240 per year.  Now compare that cost to the cost of completely reupholstering your boat, or completely replacing the electronics in your boat.

The bottom line is hard to ignore

These are not random thoughts we are tossing out to trick you into signing up for climate controlled storage. Ask any high school chemistry teacher about oxidation. They will tell you the same thing. So the question is this: do you pay now, or do you pay much more later?

If you enjoy your boat, and if you enjoy spending time on that boat, climate controlled storage is the only way to go.

A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is locally owned and operated, and we’ve been providing the locals with topnotch boat storage for quite a few years.  They trust us, and so can you. Call us today and ask about availability and also ask about any specials we might be running currently.