People have been spending more time at home in the last few years, so they also have more gadgets, appliances, and other supplies kept at home. Since this makes their homes look cluttered, many families are interested in purchasing a storage rack that will allow them to store many items without taking up more floor space. Since there are plenty of options when searching for storage racks, rack designs, and different types of storeroom rack layouts available, it is advisable to finalize the specifications of the rack needed before searching for a supplier. Here are some of the factors to consider before setting up your storage rack at home:
One of the main factors that should be considered while choosing a storage rack, whether it is a wooden storage rack or a metal storage rack, is the additional storage space required. While the height of the storage rack depends to some extent on ceiling height, the number and area of the storage shelves determine the additional space available for storing items. If the height of the rack is more (for example around 2 meters), it can have 6-7 shelves, and there is more space available for storing the items.
The number of shelves depends on the spacing between shelves and the overall rack height. If smaller items are being stored, more shelves can be used, but if the height of the items is more, the spacing between the shelves should be increased. The storage space of a shelf depends on the length and depth, with 40 cm and 50 cm being the depth of most of the shelves sold. Heavier items and items often used should be placed on the lower shelves to be easily retrieved. Items rarely used should be kept on the top shelves, especially if they are light in weight. These are things to know before installing a shelf rack.
Mobility and Size
Families may shift from one home to another or change the position of the storage rack in their home. If they are looking to install or move their storage rack, they should research before selecting the rack and should know how to measure the right storeroom rack for their home. It is important to consider the dimensions of the rack and whether it is small enough so that it can be easily transported from one place to another. In some cases, the doors may be small, and if the size of the rack is large, the rack will have to be partly dismantled before it is shifted. If the rack has wheels, it is easier to transport it from one place to another. Otherwise, professional assistance may be required for storage rack installation.
Quality of the Material
Since the storage rack may be used to store heavy items such as equipment or tools, it is advisable to purchase racks manufactured using high-quality material. This is a factor to consider before an HDB storeroom rack installation. For quality storage racks, the manufacturer may give a warranty of a few years on the racks. Aluminum is preferred for metal racks since it does not corrode and is light in weight. The rack seller will usually specify the load-bearing capacity of each shelf rack and the overall load which the rack can withstand. Though the price of the storeroom racks manufactured from quality thicker material is usually more expensive, they are also more durable.
Adjust-ability and Heavy Duty
In some cases, the user will have to move the storage rack from one place to another or adjust the height of each section. In this case, it should be easy to move the shelf, dismantling it if required. In these cases, since removing and re-fixing nuts and bolts is tedious and time-consuming, it is advisable to purchase boltless racks and use other mechanisms for fixing the various sections together. An advantage of installing boltless racks is that it is possible to easily change the position of the shelf to increase or decrease the section height when smaller or larger items are being stored. Storage racks with wheels are preferred since moving them from one place to another is more accessible.
Safety and Security Regulations
Usually, there will be safety and security guidelines for different types of racks (e.g., metal shelf racks) that can be used for storage and the maximum weight they can carry. There may also be some restrictions on the location where the storage racks are placed, so they do not cause any obstruction while exiting the room during an emergency like a fire. It is advisable to check the building code and ensure that the racks conform to the local safety standards.
Nowadays, people have been spending more time at home, and they have a lot of items purchased that need storage. Therefore, they are considering installing a storage rack for their home. It is important to consider some factors before setting up their storage rack. Factors such as the storage space, quality of the material, and some safety regulations. It is best to engage a professional from A1 Storeroom Rack Singapore to supply and install your storage rack. Not only can they effectively install your storage rack, but they also supply high quality storeroom racks, shelf racks, and bomb shelter racks.
A1 Storeroom Rack Singapore provides a one-stop supply and installation of the most durable storeroom racks, shelf racks, storage racks, boltless racks, metal rack shelves, and bomb shelter racks in Singapore. We also offer HDB bomb shelter racks and BTO bomb shelter racks. Our professionally trained technicians will deliver and install your storeroom racks. We will also ensure that every service we provide is professionally handled. Check out our articles to have a wider view of our products, services, and the types of racks we offer. Contact us today or WhatsApp us at +65 8241 0032.