Does anyone out there have experience storing lps in a hot dry environment? I'm running out of $$ and can no longer afford the storage I've been renting near the coast. It would also be nice to have the albums closer to home which is now in the SoCal desert. No room in the house, but I do have some storage space in an enclosed garage. Will it work?
How hot does it get in the garage?
Dog days of summer, the temp in the garage can get up to 105f. In winter it can get down to 30f. I can beef up the passive insulation, but it is not realistic to install any kind of heater / air conditioner. I've got the lps pretty well packed for dust and moisture, but I'm not sure how to deal with those temp extremes. Not even sure if those temp extremes will be a problem. Just know I'd hate to damage any of the vinyl (some gems) and can no longer afford a self-storage unit.
If you store them standing up and tight, but not real tight, keep out of direct sunlight, you should be ok.
Thanks Gels. Safe storage for the lps has been an expensive challenge over the past few years. In terms of cost, the garage in the dez looks like my best option, but I just can't seem to track down anyone with experience or solid info on storage under such summer heat. If you run across any links or any more info, please keep me in mind.