Climate Controlled Storage

A note about climate-controlled storage in the Golden Isles of Georgia: While it is our goal to provide a consistently controlled environment to protect your items from heat and humidity, Canal Road Self Storage cannot guarantee a consistent level when weather conditions are extreme. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us directly to discuss the items you wish to store and we’ll be happy to advise you regarding the appropriate storage unit.

canal-road-climate-controlled-storageWith the heat and humidity found in coastal Georgia, you’ll find a climate-controlled storage unit to be a fantastic value. Those in other, cooler areas of the country could get away with storing valuables in the attic or garage, but if you are storing items near Brunswick, GA temperature control is a must.

Choose a climate-controlled storage unit that can hold a steady temperature of 55-80 degrees, instead. Keep your precious items safe and secure from warping, rust, mold and mildew and pest infestations by renting climate-controlled storage.

Why You Need Climate Control

You may be asking, “Why do I need climate control?” The answer is simple — if you value what you are storing, climate control is the most effective way to prevent irreversible damage to your belongings. Storing items in a non-climate controlled unit in a muggy, southeast Georgia town like Brunswick is a recipe for disaster.

What is Climate Control?

Climate control is a system that works to control temperature and humidity in your storage unit. Keeping temperatures between 55-80 degrees ensures extreme temperatures do not damage your valuable books, bedding and appliances. Keeping humidity below 55 percent prevents damage to photos, furniture and any rust-prone metal items.

What items may need Climate Control?


As Glen Huey states in Popular Woodworking Magazine, the cause of wood warping is simple: there is a gain or loss in moisture (water). Wood is highly water absorbent (some types can hold up to 130% their dry weight in water) so when humidity rises, they soak up moisture like a sponge. When humidity levels turn back to normal, moisture leaves the wood and it warps. Prevent woodworking disasters by investing in climate controlled storage units!


If you choose against a climate controlled storage unit and the humidity rises, the effect on your leather furniture and clothing can be disastrous according to leather restoration experts. Leather hardens and cracks while minerals from the water can stay locked in the padding, all leaving smelly odors and a costly repair for you.

Film and Photos

According to the Getty Conservation Institute, plastics such as film can be degraded by factors such as water, heat, light, and pollutants. A climate controlled storage unit will give your collections the best chance at a long life through limited light exposure, stable humidity levels and temperature control.

Other items that require climate controlled storage:

-Special Collections: coins, wines, stamps, comics, etc.
-Musical Instruments
-Business Documents and Inventory

Check out all of the storage options available at Canal Road Self Storage: