by Terry Rogers
Although DEStorage customers normally store regular household items, such as furniture, bedding, clothing or seasonal decorations, there are many customers who also use the facility to store antique cars, motorcycles and boats. According to Krissy Winther Campbell at DEStorage, facilities such as those provided by their storage company are especially beneficial to antique cars.
“Storing a vehicle indoors will eliminate the damaging effects of the weather, flying debris, sun, bugs and rodents can have on a vehicle that is stored outdoors,” Campbell explained. “We also offer climate-controlled units where we monitor and adjust both the temperature as well as the humidity levels with heavy duty commercial grade HVAC systems and dehumidifiers. Controlling the temperature and humidity protects your belongings against the damage that can occur from traditional, standard self-storage units that harbor moisture from condensation.”
Campbell explained that all DEStorage locations offer standard drive-up units that are large enough to house a vehicle and all locations also offer climate-controlled units. The Millsboro, Rehoboth and Smyrna locations also offer extra-large units that are climate-controlled and drive-up designed for antique or classic cars. The units are also perfect for a whole-house move where climate controlled storage might be beneficial.
According to antique car experts, storing a classic car in your home garage is not recommended unless you have a good HVAC system. Antique cars need proper humidity and temperature levels in order to keep materials in the car from breaking down. In addition, wild temperature fluctuations can be extremely damaging to classic cars, especially in this area where temperatures can soar over 100 degrees in the summer and drop below zero in the winter. Each time you open your garage door, you also let in dirt and dust particles that could damage the paint surface of your antique car.
Surrounded by bodies of saltwater, the air in Delaware can contain particles of salt, especially the closer to the beach someone lives. Salt air can cause significant damage to the paint and vinyl surfaces of an antique care. Storing the car in a climate-controlled storage unit can protect it from salt, pollution and other harmful particles that may be floating in the air.
“We offer 24 hour access as needed for anyone who may need additional access to their stored items for car shows, events or outings,” Campbell said. “Safety is paramount for us so all our facilities are monitored by closed circuit recording DVR systems. We also use professional pest management to keep critters and pests away at all times.”
With locations in Milford, Rehoboth Beach, Millsboro, Seaford, Smynra and Dover, DEStorage.com has a wide range of storage unit sizes and styles available for any storage need. Contact them today by calling 302-424-6902.
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