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Temperature-Controlled Storage: How Cool Is That?

Posted on July 22, 2020 by Container Stop
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Temperature-controlled storage — or climate-controlled storage — is a must-have for many people who have customized and reimagined a storage container.

Of course, not every storage container will need it. But if it does, then the owners of those containers will be happy to learn that a temperature-controlled storage container is relatively easy to come by.

Why? First of all: Because there are plenty of shipping containers to go around — many sitting unused and ready for retrieval and reuse. These containers are found all over the world. There are quite literally millions of them.

Second — and this is fortunate for those of you who are in the market for a refurbished and reimagined shipping container: We are in the business of securing them for our growing roster of clients!

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Container Stop can get you what you need for whatever reason you need a container. And if you need a temperature-controlled container, we can help with that, too. We are experts at customizing containers for multiple purposes.

As we mentioned above, not every container needs to be climate-controlled. If, for example, you’re planning to use it as a storage locker for the bicyclists in your apartment complex, then it’s unlikely you’ll want to pony up the dough to have it air-conditioned.

If, however, you’re thinking about opening up a restaurant and situating it inside a recycled shipping container, then — depending on your location — you might want to make sure it’s comfortable inside for your patrons all year ‘round.

Get in touch with Container Stop today, and let’s start a discussion about how best to realize your shipping container aspirations.

Temperature-Controlled Shipping Container Storage

Now, since the topic of this blog post is temperature-controlled storage, let’s talk about, you know, temperature-controlled storage! Keep in mind that even in places where the temps rarely exceed 80 degrees, the temperature inside the container can be much higher.

We use the example of a bicycle storage container a few paragraphs ago. In a storage area of that type, you probably don’t need it to be climate-controlled. If, however, you’re thinking of storing other items that don’t do well in extreme heat or cold, then you should think about controlling for temperature in your storage space.

For example, if you have artwork that’s valuable or very meaningful to you, or if you need to store computer hardware, then it’s best to do so in a temperature-controlled storage unit. (Actually, though, you should be very careful about placing artwork in storage. Best to speak with an expert about this particular storage question.)

Climate control is more than just temperature control, though. It’s also air-quality control. If you’re planning to store expensive clothing, for example, you should also keep that in mind.

Storing valuable items in humid environments or in extreme temperatures is a no-no. High humidity levels can wreak havoc on our most prized possessions over time as mold and mildew become distinct possibilities.

Other items that may require temperature-controlled storage or humidity-controlled storage over the long term? Sensitive items, such as Important documents and delicate handicrafts, wood furniture, musical instruments, vinyl record collections, and more.


It’s important to understand, however, that a temperature-controlled storage container doesn’t necessarily need an HVAC system installed, although that’s certainly possible to do. No, instead, consider getting an insulated shipping container, instead. Why insulated storage won’t work for every item, it can do a wonderful job with many others.

The good news about this option is that we often can make available insulated shipping containers for extremely low prices. In fact, there’s always a good chance that we can deliver to you an insulated container — and thus a climate-controlled container — that has thick walls, insulated doors, and insulated ceilings.

Truth is, many shipping containers arrive on our shores already insulated, depending on what they were being used to ship!

Traditional climate-controlled storage units and other large corporate storage facilities may come highly recommended with a variety of traditional storage unit sizes, but if you’re looking for a more affordable, personal — even quirky — touch with your storage, then please do consider Container Stop.

As always, the best way to find answers to your storage container conundrums is to speak with a shipping container expert at Container Stop. We can answer all your questions and even provide an estimate of costs and delivery dates.

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