Vacuum Sealer Pro question

Is there any reason to store the Vacuum Sealer Pro with the lid latched down, or should it be stored unlatched as it was when it was shipped to me? I realize it will be briefly latched and unlatched many times in use, but might it deform a gasket or shorten its service life if it is continually stored that way? I may be overthinking it, but it was boxed and shipped unlatched from Anova so I wonder if that suggests anything.