Classic Car Humidity Control
Whether you are an investor in classic cars and bikes and have a full private collection, or you have spent the last five years lovingly restoring a lifelong dream, you’ll want to protect your pride and joy. The environment you keep your vehicle in will now determine its long-term life.
Here are the simple facts about classic car and bike storage:
- Putting a vehicle within a protective bubble will only ever keep it clean and offers no protection unless the humidity is controlled.
- Materials are affected by the moisture in the air around them. It is the moisture in the air creating rust, not the temperature.
- Mould and damp smelling interiors are mainly caused by moisture in the air from poor storage conditions.
- Leather interiors are affected by moisture, leading to cracking, weakness in the material and mould growth.
- Rubber seals are affected by moisture leading to accelerated perishing.
- Removing the moisture in the air uses less energy than alternative methods.
- Removing moisture from the air is the only effective way to control humidity.
At dehum, we have spent the last 22 years understanding humidity and how it affects our clients. We use this knowledge to develop ourselves as a business and pass this on to support everyone we work with. If the MOD sees the benefits of humidity control for the storage of tanks with 250mm of armour plating, you can see why storing classic cars in the right environment is essential for you.
Did you know? The average humidity in the UK is actually 80% RH making it one of the most humid countries on the planet. High humidity in the air creates corrosion, perishing, warping, weakness of material, mould growth etcetera.
We know this from ASHRAE data which is the independent collection of weather throughout the world, but what does this mean for your car and bike?
Corrosion of Steel starts at 40% RH but climbs dramatically above 60% RH. By controlling the humidity in the air and around your car we can prevent corrosion both visible and hidden, we can even keep polished finishes shining, no dulling, no tarnishing, just polished surface.
So what conditions should you be holding your classic car in?
As you can see, the optimum environment for your vehicle is between 30% RH to 50% RH all year round, giving us a specific point to achieve for your classic vehicle.
How we create this is the design, selection and installation of our dehum desiccant dehumidification unit and this all starts with you. From a single vehicle storage area to a complete collection, private or commercial, we will tailor our supply to meet your requirements.
We have controlled the environments in single, double, treble and purpose-built garages. Not only that but also underground car stores & above ground warehouses with each being uniquely designed to meet the customer’s requirements.
Here is a testimonial from one of our clients, Mr Bernardo Hartog
“I have been a client of dehum for years now. Working with them at the start of the project showed me their attention to detail and the final installation fits the garage well. I am very satisfied, they really take care of my underground garage and are always available should I need them.
The installation of a double level driveway allowing the storage of a car underground has its own challenges however when your car is worth £1.5 million the right conditions are critical to giving peace of mind knowing your car is safe underground and in a better environment than anywhere else it could be.
Call us today on 01926 882 624 to discuss a humidity controlled environment for your classic car
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