One of the best things about hanging garage storage is that you’re using up space that never actually has any practical function. Since you’re planning to store items overhead or mount them in walls, you don’t lose any ground space so you always have the advantage of a wider area. There are various options to choose from when installing hanging storage so here’s how to find one that’s perfect for your garage.
Overhead racks. These appear very sleek and clean. They are strong and durable as well able to hold around 200 to 300 lbs. worth of various items. The racks may be made of hardwood or steel with powder coating. The racks measure anywhere from 3 to 12 square feet or more depending on your preference since a lot of these can come custom-made to fit your entire garage wall if you wish to. The racks come in very useful in storing tools, wires and large parts.
Hanging racks. These are similar to overhead racks but are set on your garage ceiling instead. These are very convenient and can store items of up to 1,000 lbs. depending on the grid measurement and bar diameter. Standard bars on the grid have a diameter of 1/2 to 3/4 inch but stronger and more stable ones may be an inch thick. These may have foldable flaps as well just like overhead racks extending out to around 8 to 12 inches. You can store huge items overhead like bicycles, shovels and power tools.
Storage loft. These are more durable and solid compared to hanging racks. The loft hangs from garage rafters making a heavy duty shelf. The 24 x 48-inch plastic platform alone can hold up to 300 lbs. of objects. There are strong ones made of hardwood or steel that can cover 1 to 3 tons.