Snowboards are a mainstay of the winter months, but once the warm weather rolls around, they can quickly begin to take up a lot of space within your home without any use. If you want to clear out some space within your home, it may be a good idea to consider renting a storage unit to put your snowboard in until the snow finally returns. However, before you do so, you need to make sure that your snowboard is properly prepared for a long period of disuse to prevent any damage from occurring.
Cleaning and Maintenance
The first thing that you should do when putting your snowboard into a storage unit is to perform any and all maintenance that the board may need. Wipe down the board and fix any damage that may have occurred during the past season, and take the board in to have the edges sharpened and the board itself waxed. Sharpening the edges will remove rust before it has the chance to actually set in, and a new set of wax will keep your board in good condition for next winter. You'll also want to remove the bindings before you put your board into storage, just because it makes it easier for you to carry and store the board itself. You can do this yourself in just a few minutes with a screwdriver.
Proper Storage Techniques
When putting your board into storage, you should make an effort to store it above the ground. This will keep the board away from the concrete of the floor, which can fluctuate greatly in temperature and is also the most likely place for moisture to seep into the unit. You should also store your board horizontally, as this makes it much less likely that the board will fall over and become damaged. Never stack anything on top of your board either, as this can cause bending and cracking.
You should also consider renting a storage unit that has climate control capabilities. While this does represent an added cost each month, ensuring that your snowboard is kept in a cool location is essential to maintaining the structural integrity of the board. Long term heat exposure can cause the wax on the board to degrade, and can even cause warping to the board, causing it to bend in a way that would make actually using the board very dangerous on a ski hill.
Contact a company like Westview Public Mini-Storage for more information and assistance.