Winter is here which means that the days are colder, the evenings are darker and if you live in the UK, it’s probably a whole lot wetter too! While we all know that the winter affects our mood, it can also affect our containers. The changing weather conditions cause an increase in moisture in the air and therefore, an increased amount of moisture inside your container. If this is left untreated, it can cause major damage to your container over time. So, we have detailed 3 ways to help you minimise cold and damp in your container this winter.
Given the wet and cold weather conditions in the UK, our experts recommend lining your container during its initial build. As temperatures fluctuate throughout the season, moisture increases in your container causing condensation. This condensation damages the interior of your container over time.
Insulation prevents condensation from building up by stabilising the temperature within the container, leaving it virtually unaffected by fluctuating weather across the seasons.
Most companies recommend generic silver foil wraps; however, our experts suggest our high quality container lining as an additional modification during the build process. This lining better controls temperature swings drastically reducing condensation build up and gives your container a professional and sleek finish.
Another option for tackling moisture buildup is grafotherm. Grafotherm is a foam spray which is applied to the roof of the container. This protective foam layer stops any present condensation from dripping down inside your container, therefore preserving the lifespan of your container, and protecting any valuable items that you may be storing in it.
Finally, we have moisture traps. Moisture traps are the most cost-effective way of managing condensation in your container.
Moisture traps absorb any present moisture or damp in the environment they are placed in. This decreases the overall moisture levels inside your container and protects storage items that are prone to condensation (e.g. metals) from rusting over time. The best part is that they are small and easy to use, simply place them inside your container and let them get to work. Being that they are small, they are best suited to smaller containers.
All in all, winter doesn’t have to be the end for your container. At Lion we provide containers that stand the test of time, and you can extend that time by taking just one of these small steps to keep your container in top form no matter the weather. So, which option will you choose?