Original Art and Certain Instruments
Some more durable artwork is ok to store in storage units such as wall hangings and other art and decor that is more durable. However, many items that are hand-drawn or painted can be sensitive to the fluctuating humidity and temperatures. This fluctuation can cause ink and paint to crack, peel, or discolor. Even photographs and prints can be sensitive to fluctuations in temperature and humidity depending on the printing materials.
Certain instruments are also sensitive to rapid environmental changes in storage units. The storage units at All Secure Storage in Montrose and Grand Junction are not temperature controlled. On summer days they get very hot and on winter nights they get very cold. Instruments that are made of wood are more sensitive to changes. Violins, classic guitars, and cellos are all examples of more sensitive instruments that are best stored in areas that are temperature controlled. Learn more about packing and storing more fragile items.