What should be important to you when you choose the portable storage company to keep your precious belongings within through the changing seasons is how the environmental conditions are INSIDE your individual container and not the false sense of security portrayed with a photograph of how nice a stack of containers looks inside a well-lit building.
The purpose of that building, in some portable storage company cases, is a necessity because the containers in which your belongings reside is not built with the right materials and/or not engineered with the proper components to be able to withstand the changing outdoor elemental conditions from season to season or week to week, or even in some cases from day to day. These should NOT be outside by themselves.
You see, with VIAVault, it does not matter if the container is stored indoors or outdoors BECAUSE the individual vault (container) is built from the ground up to keep the contents stored within it to specifications that ensure the INSIDE of the vault breathes at the proper rate, and that the walls do not sweat from rapid temperature alterations which are common in most all geographic areas. The only Vault (container), (box) that meets these precise prerequisites is from ViaVault with their Big-Vault, Mid-Vault, and Lil’-Vault brand of full-size containers which provides even greater value than the competitors “mini-mi” box.
The single biggest reason some competitors’ boxes really must be stored indoors are the “roll-up” type doors used by some (the ones that show you bright indoor boxes in storage). Roll-up doors are popular in storage facilities where drive-up access is normal. Reputable self-storage operators such as Castle Storage in Dyer, IN will be the first to tell potential customers that the exterior units with roll-up doors only provide the same protection to your stored contents as that of a common garage. Maybe even less protection from temperature and humidity swings of the outside environment. This is due to the roll-up doors. Operators like Castle Storage offer “temperature-controlled” storage rooms that are fully indoor for a little more cost than the outdoor units, but a lot more protection from the elements like airborne dust, dirt, humidity, bugs, insects, and temperature swings causing condensation.
An old-style, non- temperature controlled or non-climate controlled “indoor” storage unit with a roll-up door is only slightly better than a portable storage box with a roll-up door. The best brick-N-mortar style storage room is one like those found in all Castle Storage properties where treated air is ducted directly into each and every individual unit. What is best in a portable storage room is a fully sealed composite material door with just enough venting to provide a delayed and slow change from rapid temperature swings. This venting is done in tightly engineered wall vents NOT in gross (dust, dirt, bugs, and insects) air transfer inherent in roll-up doors.
Don’t be fooled. There are other portable storage companies that utilize a hinged style door like ViaVault, but these doors are made of nothing more than thin steel skins (in fact usually the entire box is made of thin steel skins). Steel skin walls and doors will experience the formation of condensation over and over sometimes within minutes of quick outdoor temperature changes. This condensation is on the inside where your belongings are stored and sometimes leaning against only to absorb that moisture and get wet. Wet items stored in dark areas are likely to form dreaded mold.
Better Containers = Better Storage and Moving
Sounds pretty straight forward right? The simple fact is that VIAVault has taken the time to engineer the very best storage containers anywhere. We left no detail unaddressed, and didnt design our containers from the perspective of profit, but instead from the perspective of whats the best way to store and move our clients belongings?
Our containers are made of a weather resistant composite material that is as strong as steel, but doesn’t react to temperature changes – nor does it ever sweat. Helping prevent rapid temperature changes as well as mold from growing inside the containers. Unlike our competitors, we don’t use roll up or steel tube doors, our “vault” door offers security and convenience while allowing you to enjoy a container with the most usable internal space of any container on the market.
It doesn’t matter if you are considering a PODS, MIBOX, UNITS, PACKRAT or some other solution. They simply don’t stack up against VIAVault – between our incredible containers, fast deliveries, maniacal customer service and our great prices – there isn’t a better solution out there anywhere.
As a locally owned and operated portable storage facility serving NWI and the greater Chicagoland areas, our team knows what it takes to provide you with the service, amenities, and peace of mind you need to feel confident during your busy move. Our portable storage units come in three sizes, 8’x12’, 8’x16’, and 8’x20′ making it easy to rent the perfect space for whatever your belongings require. We’ll bring these units directly to your property, allowing you to fill it on your own time and then call us when you’re ready to have it returned to our secure property. Reach out to our team today and we’ll get you started.
Plus, because our units are entirely portable, you can have them delivered just about anywhere in the greater southern Chicago area. Our main office and facility is located in Dyer, Indiana, but our service area reaches out well beyond the confines of our home base. Whether you live in the Illinois cities of Crete, Lansing, Olympia Fields, Homewood, or South Holland, or the Indiana cities of Saint John, Schererville, Munster, Highland, Cedar Lake, Hammond, Merrillville, or Crown Point, we want to give you a hand with your move or business storage project. Give our team a call to ask about the portable storage process or visit our FAQ page to get more information about our facility and services!