Garage Ceiling Storage Systems
Buying Tips

Your storage needs determines the type of garage ceiling storage systems you will need. Heavier items need heavy-duty storage and lighter materials can do with lighter systems. Before buying your garage ceiling storage units, here are some tips to help you make good choices.

With Ladder Garage Ceiling Storage Systems

4x4 Overhead Garage Storage Rack Heavy Duty

An overhead storage system in your garage frees up garage floor space and makes organizing or maintaining your garage easy.

With this type of system you will probably need a ladder for easy access.

You can make your own ceiling storage or purchase ready-to-install products that hang from the ceiling joists or from the rafters.

There are the metal and wood system, white grid system, and steel box frame. You either hang up your stuff or store items in individual cubby holes. The metal and wood system can hold heavy items weighing as much as 500 pounds. You can pass up the wood platform and supply your own to save on money.

The white grid system is nice grid like white coated metal storage units that can hang up items weighing up to 250 pounds. The steel box system is the most accessible of the three because this can be hung 45 inches from the ceiling.

Without Ladder Heavy Garage Ceiling Storage Systems

Racor HeavyLift 4-by-4-Foot Cable-Lifted Storage Rack

The better ceiling storage systems are the ladder-less systems that can lift heavy items. To lift a heavy item, the stage platform is simply hand-cranked. This is best recommended for canoes, kayaks, large toys, tires, and outdoor furniture.

You can use this system for several other things weighing up to 250 pounds. This type of garage ceiling storage system has heavy-duty support steel beams, winding axle, hand crank, and vinyl-coated steel cable.

Racor Ceiling-Mounted Bike Lift

A pulley-system that can raise and lower a fifty pound bike is a great storage system. Storing bikes this way saves these from damage and frees more garage floor space. With more floor space available, you have more storage options.

A manufacturer's manual will show how to install the pulley. All you need to do the job are a screwdriver, drill and bit, and tape measure. If the ceiling has a drywall, you will need a stud finder and it takes an hour or less to do the installation.

Plan Your Storage

Assess your garage for possible areas for your bike or canoe storage. These should be farthest away from your car while big toys can be placed over the car if the ceiling area is limited. Maximize every available space - walls and over the garage door.

Consider the Retrieval

If you hate ladders or if this is inconvenient for you, then choose the easy-lift systems or the old-fashioned hand-cranked pulley system. Retrieval of the item is just as important as storing the item.

Quality and Convenience

With so many options available for your garage ceiling storage systems,  sort out the items you have to store in the garage and choose the appropriate system. Heavy duty systems should go with heavier item and lighter systems for ‘lightweights'.

Buying a garage ceiling storage system online has several advantages. You can enjoy a discounted price from reputable online dealers of trusted name brands for garage systems.

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