Late summer into winter can lead to crazy weather patterns in the Miami area. For art collectors, museums and gallery owners, these patterns lead to specific concerns about caring for artwork in their possession.
Whether you’re storing precious paintings, sculptures or even woodcraft creations, the threat of damage due to hurricanes can seriously impact your collection. If a storage unit isn’t strong enough or well-suited to withstand the intensity of this type of storm, you could suffer serious financial loss.
If you plan to be travelling during hurricane season, then it’s a good idea to use seasonal storage to keep your pieces safe. Here are a few reasons why you should consider storing artwork in a storage
facility that features seasonal hurricane-proof art storage in Miami.
- It has been projected that insurance companies had to pay out more than $500 million for artwork damaged by Superstorm Sandy. This ended up being one of the largest insurance payouts for fine art damage in history, which could have been prevented if more of the people involved had an emergency plan in place for their collection.
- In 2012, Tropical Storm Isaac wrought havoc on the Miami area and caused more than $72 million in damage, according to Palm Beach County officials.
- Some facilities in Miami have hurricane contingency programs and are built with those plans in mind. Look for a facility that is built to exceed insurance standards with fire suppression, backup power and humidity control. Not only that, but they can help you to pack your items, transport them to the storage location and load them into a hurricane-protected storage unit in the event of an emergency.
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