The garage has now become a space that fits for all. May it be the traditional use of parking your vehicles to a place of storage of miscellaneous items to a revamped room for activities that see much foot traffic. But one thing that remains constant is that we are always on the lookout for a storage space that can helpfully maximize every square meter available in the garage.The scenario in your garage space may look like this: A parked car in the middle, hardware tools either lying flat on the floor or hanging on hooks, multiple boxes stacked on each other for safekeeping of seasonal items or hard to let go mementos, sports gears on shelves, or maybe you squeezed in a few gardening tools here and there. Just imagine the chaos. And that is not a good way to start the year.We understand the need for organizing and keeping the garage neat. Because, quite frankly, who wouldn’t want a space that is clean? No one in their right minds, right?Like all problems, there is always a solution. And in this case, an overhead garage storage may be the answer to your needs. The overhead garage storage utilizes the ceiling space well that is otherwise left empty except for a lighting fixture.
Is an overhead garage storage safe?
The next question that anyone would ask when considering installing an overhead garage storage is how safe it is, especially if a parked car will be underneath the storage. And to answer that question, overhead storage is extremely safe.Manufacturers have tested their products rigorously and painstakingly to ensure their safety and durability. Plus, in all the products’ packages, the weight limit it can handle is also written, which is always stated to be undervalued than what the overhead storage can really handle.Another measure you can take is making sure that the type of ceiling in your garage can support the weight of the overhead storage rack with the things that need to be stored in it. So before committing to anything, have your ceiling checked by a professional if you are not that well versed. And if it gets a green light, installing the storage may be easy for most, but if you are not confident, it is always better to seek help.
What to look for in an overhead garage storage?
Heavier, bulkier items are often kept in a garage overhead storage. So, that would mean looking for a sturdy product that can safely hold these items. Always buy one that is heavy-duty and long-lasting. The garage is subjected to a demanding environment, especially if the space is to be used in mechanical repair, woodworking, and other heavy activities that will be prone to moisture, dust, and the like.As there are many variations available in the market, always keep in mind the dimensions and material of your ceiling. Check if your ceiling can handle bigger ones like a 4 ft x 4 ft or 4 ft x 8 ft. If not, opt for smaller ones.Another thing to consider is the material used in making the overhead garage storage. We always go for the steel ones as they are sturdier and more durable compared to the ones that are made of wood and plastic.
We Recommend: Fleximounts GR48FBasic 4′ X 8′ Overhead Garage Storage Rack
The heavy cold-rolled 14 gauge steel construction ensures long-lasting use and provides safety loading up to 600 lbs with ⅜” plywood or thicker. The high-quality screws provided in the package are thicker than industry standards and have gone through strict tests.The rack is also height adjustable to suit your needs. It can go from 22 inches to 40 inches dropdown and provides up to 105 cu. This is beyond comparable to other racks available in the market with a maximum of 33 inches ceiling drop down and a maximum of 88 cu. ft. of storage. The dimensions of the GR48F are 96 x 48 x 22-40 in.Moreover, the Basic 4′ X 8′ Overhead Garage Storage Rack GR48F offers installation practicality as it can be both for parallel and perpendicular installation. In either case, you only have to make sure that the vertical posts are 48 inches apart. If your garage’s ceiling is finished with a drywall, you can use a stud finder to locate the ceiling joists.The rack consists of four corner triangles and two frame reinforcement bars. The rack is a specially designed vertical post that allows for embedded deck mounting. And for added peace of mind and security, it has multiple mounting points for attaching the deck and frame firmly with tapping screws.This Fleximounts overhead storage rack provides space for flexibility and creativity as you can customize the color of the wooden decks or even better, recycle the old wooden boards that you have lying around the garage or lawn. But note that the recommended size is 4’x8’ and has a thickness of at least ⅜”. Also, you can opt to choose Fleximounts wire grids as a base or deck for the rack. Either way, it provides sturdy storage for all your unused and seasonal items.Do not worry about the installation as it is easy to comprehend with the installation instructions and template that go with the package. And you do not need to be a construction expert to do such a garage project.
This durable and heavy-duty overhead storage system provides a safe place to organize your stuff. The integrated wire grid design and frame are welded together, making the unit more sturdy and stable. Its heavy-gauge cold-rolled steel construction provides safety loading up to 600 lbs. The Fleximount storage rack has thicker screws compared to other products. The height of the rack can be adjusted from 22” to 40”, providing a convenient and safe place to store your stuff. It is also waterproof, so you need not worry about water damage that may happen in your storage rack. Aside from that, its integrated grid design is made easier for assembly. Even non-mechanical people can easily understand and assemble the storage rack.The package comes with 4 pcs flat hooks and 2 pcs utility hooks.