Will my vinyl LPs warp in storage?
January 20, 2014 11:45 AM Subscribe
I'm planning to store my belongings, including about a thousand vinyl LPs and 45s. Should I invest in a more expensive climate controlled unit to keep them from warping?
posted by kensington314 to Home & Garden (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
1. This is in Los Angeles, probably in the San Gabriel Valley.
2. I am planning to store the LPS in 12X12 boxes, standing upright rather than stacked, '
3. The added cost of climate control is probably $300 to $400 in the year.
4. Months will be February 2014 through November 2014.
The non-climate controlled facility that I have rented claims to top out at about 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Given the value of the records, I imagine most comments will suggest that a $400 premium is a no-brainer. But I'm curious whether there is any actual and documented temperature at which I can expect damage. (I know, in general, that storage should be upright and packed fairly tightly.)
I have reviewed this thread and found it helpful, but wanted more feedback/experience/etc than it provides: http://ask.metafilter.com/54481/What-is-the-best-way-to-store-vinyl-records-over-an-extended-period-of-time