When it comes to obtaining storage for your extra vehicle, seasonal vehicle, boat, RV, fleet or other item, you have two choices – indoor storage and outdoor storage. There are a few things to consider to determine if outdoor storage is right for you.
- Budget – It generally costs less to have outdoor storage than indoor storage. If you want to go as low as possible on cost, outdoor storage is your best bet.
- Visibility – If you are not concerned about your vehicle being visible to others, then outdoor storage is fine. If you would rather it not be seen by other tenants and traffic, then go for indoor storage.
- Weather – If your vehicle is in outdoor storage, it is going to be unsheltered from the elements. While you can – and should – put a covering on it, that will not protect it 100% from extreme conditions, such as hail.
- Security – While most storage facilities have great security for all their units, storing your vehicle indoors rather than in outdoor storage offers an extra level of protection. If you are satisfied with the level or security the facility offers with their outdoor storage, than go ahead with that.
- Size – The size of your vehicle may make the decision for you. If it is too large to be accommodated by an inside space, your only option is outdoor storage.
Don’t forget to notify your insurance company when you put a vehicle in storage – regardless of whether you choose indoor or outdoor storage. Many insurance companies will discount your rate while your vehicle is being stored.
If you have any questions about whether indoor or outdoor storage is right for you, give us a call at 21 North Storage in Statesville, NC. We offer secure and convenient storage along with 24-hour access, so you can get to your vehicle anytime you wish.