Now, chances are as a self-storage tenant in Denver, you won’t need climate control. The average temperature in winter is a cold 37 degrees, and in summer it’s 70 degrees. Denver has a semi-arid, continental climate, meaning that humidity isn’t a problem. In fact, it’s one of the lowest humidity cities in the U.S.. However, temperatures can get below freezing, and for some items, such as musical instruments and medicine, can suffer damage when the weather gets too cold, so some renters do look for climate control.
If that describes you, chances are, you’ll want to look outside the city center. Downtown Denver facilities generally don’t have climate control because the older, brick buildings there simply won't accommodate it.
With winter weather generally hovering right above freezing, but sometimes dipping below, snow is unpredictable. While this can delay drivers, it can make accessing storage even more difficult for those who have to walk through the snow to their lockers. There are more of these people than you think.
Some Denver facilities have quite small storage lockers, such as 4’x4’x4’ units where people store smaller items. It’s the people without transportation renting these, and who need to access their lockers daily, who often have the most difficulty getting to self-storage in the snow.
Also due to moving spring and summer leases tend to be shorter, often month-to-month. In winter, people will pay for three to six months in advance.
When a military member is deployed, Colorado lien law prevent self-storage facilities from auctioning off their lockers, even if rent is way past due. Of course, it’s wise to keep up on your rent whether in the country or not. Many active military members who get deployed have a family member take care of the monthly rent.