Looking for a place to store your stuff for the winter? Let us help you.
Alsip’s provides large outdoor fenced storage at a very competitive price.
Our storage facility is located at 1 Cole Ave, right in the middle of Winnipeg, accessible 24 hours a day.
Store your valuables, whether it be vehicles such as RVs, trucks, cars, even construction equipment. We have the space to accommodate your needs.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions we get about our storage:
Can I access my unit any time of day?
Yes. The Cole Avenue entrance will be closed after 4:30PM, however there is a secondary entrance just off of Mission Street. Please view the Directions tab for more information.
Is the lease month-to-month?
Our Rental Agreement is on a month to month basis for a term of one year.
How much do I owe at signing?
You owe one months rent at time of signing to establish your account.
Does Alsip’s insurance cover my items?
No. Alsip’s insurance does not cover your items. However your homeowners or renters insurance may cover the items you choose to store with us. We suggest talking with your insurance provider to find out the best coverage for your situation.
What kind of lock should I buy? Can I just bring one from home?
There is no need for you to buy a lock or bring one from home. We provide security locks and keys that are impossible to duplicate. These aren’t your average locks.
Do you offer any storage containers?
Containers in compounds are supplied only by Alsip’s Industrial Products Ltd. The rental cost of such containers, are as follows. A 20’ X 8’ X 8’ container will cost $150.00/month. A 40’ X 8’ 6” X 8’, will cost $300.00/month.
How do I pay?
You can pay by visiting us at our main office at 1 Cole Ave, Winnipeg MB. We accept Debit and Credit Card.
What do I do when I’m done renting?
We require a written notice 10 days prior to the next rental month, not prior to your move out date. For example, if you will be moving out on September 28, you should give written notice by September 20 because that is 10 days before the next rental period. When you have vacated all your items, remove your lock, let the manager know you are completely done and remind them to cancel your auto-pay if you have one set up.
What if my plans change and I don’t need the space after all?
If you cancel in writing within 72 hours of renting, the rent charges will be waived and you will only owe a $25.00 cancellation and administrative fee, plus any retail items purchased. If you cancel in writing after 72 hours, one month’s rent will be due. Cancellations must be in writing and not over the phone.
I have some things I don’t want to take with me. Can I leave them or put them in your dumpster?
All of your belongings must be removed once you are done renting. Any items left over will remain forfeit and will be discarded. You will also be charged a removal fee.
If I move out before the end of the month, do I get a refund for those unused days?
No. Since our leases are on a month to month term and not a day to day basis, you will be charged the full amount for the month.
I signed the lease at one price, but I just received a notice that my rent will be increasing. How can you do this?
Your lease and its terms are month-to-month (unless otherwise noted on your contract), so we can change the terms with a 30 days’ written notice. Although most likely unpleasant news, rate increases are common in the storage industry. At the time of renewal, the terms are adjustable. Our standard lease renews every month, so the terms are eligible for change once a month without your signature. Continuing to occupy your unit on and after the date of the change constitutes your compliance with the change.
10' x 40'
- 400 Sq. Ft.
- Security Fence & Lock
- 24 Hour Access
20' x 40'
- 800 Sq. Ft.
- Security Fence & Lock
- 24 Hour Access
40' x 50'
- 2,000 Sq. Ft.
- Security Fence & Lock
- 24 Hour Access
Fill out the form below if you would like to reserve any of our units or would like any additional information.
A wood stove can be a primary heating source for your home or room, adding a layer of ambiance through the crackling of burning wood. Cozying up to a wood burning stove reminds us to stay connected to our families and remember the simple things in life. What is the most important aspect to keep in mind with a wood burning stove when it comes to our loved ones? Safety.
What comes to mind when a wood burning stove is mentioned is a roaring fire; all you need to do is throw in a few logs into it right? Not quite.
Modern wood burning stoves are designed with safety in mind. Modern stoves produce almost no smoke, minimal ash, and require less firewood. While older uncertified stoves release 15 to 30 grams of smoke per hour; new EPA-certified stoves produce only 2 to 7 grams of smoke per hour (EPA).
Emission Limits for Wood Stoves
Wood Stoves are now a much more complicated piece of technology. Gone are the years of just putting a block of wood into a metal container. With EPA’s Emission Limits, wood stoves need to be designed under certain guidelines. EPA’s mandatory smoke emission limit for wood stoves is 7.5 grams of smoke per hour (g/h) for non-catalytic stoves and 4.1 g/h for catalytic stoves. Stove manufacturers have improved their combustion technologies over the years, and now some newer stoves have certified emissions in the 1 to 4 g/h range.
Two Types of Wood Stoves
Now that we’ve discussed the recent advancements in reducing smoke emissions we can now talk about the two different combustion styles that help achieve these reduced emissions, catalytic and non-catalytic combustion. Both approaches have proved effective, but there are a few performance differences.
Although most of the stoves on the market are non-catalytic, some of the more popular high-end stoves use catalytic combustion. Since they are slightly more complicated to operate, catalytic stoves are suited to people who like technology and are prepared to maintain the stove properly so it continues to operate at peak performance.
Homeowners will save money and time with a non-catalytic model over a catalytic model. It is also easier to start and operate, and is ideal for those with less heating demands on their wood stoves. A few key advantages for a non-catalytic stove are:
- Slightly lower cost
- Lively flame picture
- No catalytic combustor to replace
- Easier to operate
How Does it Work?
- Primary combustion air enters the stove and is preheated then introduced above the glass doors. This primary air flow is adjustable and provides control of fuel burn rate and heat output. The sweeping action of the airwash system helps keep the glass clean for better view of the fire.
- Jets of combustion air enter through the shoe refractory and maintain a superheated primary combustion zone of coals and burning fuel where combustible gases ignite as they pass into the secondary combustion zone.
- Flames entering the highly insulated secondary combustion chamber are further mixed with staged secondary combustion air which provides the optimum level of oxygen to more completely burn off any remaining combustible gasses. This results in lower emissions, higher efficiency and a stable, even heat output from your stove.
A higher efficiency heating machine, catalytic wood stoves are ideal for those who wish to supplant a major portion of their heating needs with their wood stove. A catalytic stove is ideal for those who want more control over their fireplace experience. With a catalytic stove you can look forward to:
- Higher efficiency
- Longer burn times
- Advanced features such as top-loading, swing-out ash pan and thermostatic control
Note: A catalyst needs to be cleaned and maintained and generally needs to be replaced every 5 years or so.
How Does it Work?
- Primary air enters the stove through a thermostatically controlled flap in the back and is preheated as it is drawn through the interior walls of the stove and finally to the air wash.
- Thermostatically controlled secondary air mixes with the smoke (which is unburned wood gases) beginning the secondary combustion process and providing an optional mixture for greater efficiency.
- The mixture passes through a catalytic combustor which lowers the smoke’s burning temperature from 1,200 ºF to 600 ºF and causes it to ignite. This catalytic combustion turns the smoke and other pollutants into usable heat.
Cleaner burning wood stoves can reduce your fuel bill, in addition to protecting your health. The Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association has developed a fuel efficiency calculator to show how various cleaner-burning stoves can actually save you money. You can compare the cost of heating your home with wood, electricity, natural gas, oil, or coal. You can also see how using a cleaner burning hearth device to supplement your existing heating system can reduce your overall home heating cost.
A central furnace cycles on and off several times an hour and heats your entire house – even unoccupied rooms – wasting money. Using a supplemental hearth appliance to heat the rooms your family occupies most, or “zone heating,” allows you to turn down the thermostat for the central furnace, decreasing your fuel bill.
The following energy savings calculator was developed by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association and is provided for estimating purposes only. Actual energy savings may vary based on use and other factors.
For more information on wood burning stoves please contact us at 204-667-3330 or fill out the form below.
The world of Fireplaces is changing, it’s about to get a lot safer.
Did you know that the HPBA (Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association), has been working on a new safety standard for all glass fronted fireplaces? The safety standard mandates that all glass fronted fireplaces manufactured after January 1, 2015 have a mandatory safety barrier screen. HPBA has been working with The Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC) to pass this regulation and to make it mandatory for all new glass fronted fireplaces.
The safety barrier works by adding a physical barrier to the fireplace, resulting in an air space barrier between the glass front and the barrier. This air space allows heat to be distributed evenly over the barrier as well as into the room. What results is the barrier is at a much lower temperature than the glass front, preventing accidental burns. There is still a danger in touching the barrier for a prolonged period of time but the reduced temperature of the barrier adds another layer of protection for your family.
Since many existing glass fronted fireplaces do not have a safety barrier there are a number of after market solutions in purchasing a safety barrier. We suggest you talk to your fireplace manufacturer or our Maintenance Team to find out the best possible safety barrier for your existing fireplace.
Now if you are looking for a new fireplace for your home let us introduce you to Astria’s new Aries, Gemini, and Scorpio gas fireplaces. These fireplaces were designed with safety in mind, featuring a new safety barrier built right into the fireplace.
The Aries Traditional direct vent combines beauty, efficiency and value, and features a clean faced heat-circulating design with beautiful flame, glowing embers and detailed 5-piece ceramic fiber oak logs. All models are equipped with a standard barrier that meets 2015 requirements. Available in a dedicated top or rear flue configuration. Standard black painted interior. Ignition systems available in either millivolt or energy saving electronic ignition with seamless battery back-up. Built-in barrier for added safety.
The newly designed Gemini™ series of direct-vent gas fireplaces projects versatile style and performance. Outfitted with inviting features and outstanding performance, these fireplace units also feature a number of optional accessories, allowing a personal, customized touch. The units are built with quality components and are easy to install. That’s the essence of the new Astria Gemini™ series.
The superbly designed Scorpio™ series is the embodiment of traditional style and performance. Dressed with an array of standard features including high efficiency ceramic glass and heat circulating blower, these fireplace units make a room both warm and inviting. Available in three sizes, the Scorpio series provides true design versatility.
Below you will find a product comparison showing some highlighted specs that will help choosing a new model of fireplace. Each model features the latest in safety technology. For more information on the latest in fireplaces feel free to contact us at 204-667-3330 or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.
|Flue||*Dedicated||**Top/Rear Combo||Top/Rear Combo|
|Standard Accessories||Logs & Grate||Logs & Grate||Logs, Grate, Ceramic Glass, Liner Kit, Blower, Illumination|
|Warranty||20 Year||20 Year||20 Year|
|Contemporary Model||Aries CD||N/A||Scorpio CD|
* 45″ model is a top-rear combo. All other models are dedicated top or rear.
** 33″ model is dedicated top or rear. All other models are top/rear combo.
~ Standard wall-mounted control for electronic units
NOTE: For your installation convenience, we have made the framing dimensions identical for each fireplace size across all three Astria series. All models are equipped with 2015 ANSI barriers.