Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 745
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Primo When you downsize,you need a little help
When you get older and large homes are a cost issue you decide on smaller quarters. Unfortunately all you have collected becomes a problem. Seeking efficient storage for some of these items is what you desire. With the help of Home Depot on line you can see the many choices they offer. We choose the garage overhead storage system. Now comes the best part, it was in stock , economical and delivery was prompt. I opened the box and all the pieces were well protected. No damage and all the inventory was in the box along with installation instructions. In a matter of four hours the unit was installed. I would recommend this product to anyone who needs out of the way storage. I also suggest you purchase from a reliable source. Of course the right source is Home Depot.
September 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Saluki100 Made for an interesting install
I really like this rack - it is heavy duty and powder coated nicely. The difficulty I had was because of my house not the product itself. My wall was angled and I wanted it to run with the wall, while the joists ran in angle from the wall. This caused the studs to be spaced at an odd spacing making it difficult to get the hangers at the proper distance. Our solution was to lag bolt some 2x4's to the ceiling following the angle of the wall then hanging the rack onto the 2x4's. Perhaps not as strong as directly into a stud but for the weight it will be carrying more than substantial enough.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TroyWolf High quality, very satisfied
I am handy with tools and small construction projects. I figured to create my own garage ceiling storage system. However, I was able to pick up the VersaRac for under $140 shipped to my house. At that price point, it seemed like a very good value and meant I did not have to fabricate anything. BUT...is it a piece of junk?
First, the VersaRac is much heavier than I expected--this is a good thing. The main rails that form the frame for the rack are relatively thick steel, and once all 4 are locked into place, the VersaRac is solid and rigid. I am not a structural engineer, but the weakest link in this setup is probably the single bolt used to connect each hanger to the relatively thin ceiling bracket. I hope those bolts have a lot of sheer strength--important to get them tight for that reason. I have no doubts the rack when properly lag bolted into wood rafters will sustain the 600 lbs the rack is rated for.
Installation is relatively simple EXCEPT finding your rafters behind a popcorn ceiling. I have attic access so was able to go into the ceiling to get a look at the rafter positions and measure things. With a good idea where the rafters were, to locate exactly, I used a thin, strong wire to poke tiny holes up through the ceiling to detect the edges of the rafters. (I used a yard flag for this--pushed the wire right through the sheetrock.) The most critical part of the installation is getting the lag bolts correctly positioned into solid wood.
The instructions were decent, but there was at least one discrepancy in the drawings that messed me up. Trust the drawings inside the instructions instead of the overall drawing on the front cover when it comes to the ceiling bracket positions. You may think that you don't need to be too precise with the hangers since they are relatively flexible, but because of how the rack frame snaps into them, they need to be very close to square. I did my best to measure and get the ceiling hangers in the right place, and because each one has 4 holes where you can connect the hanger, you get some room to adjust. I ended up having to move one about 1.5 inches to get things squared up--no problem and the unused holes are hidden behind the bracket.
The wire grid that lays over the frame does not come with any way to lock into place--it just lays on top. Therefore, if you are sliding heavy stuff on the rack, you can accidentally move the wire grids around. I'll probably put a few zip ties in strategic locations.
From the underside, the rack looks like I hung an old bed frame. I am happy with this purchase.
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nb80 Great Buy
The racks were easy to install, yes I bought two. The instructions were easy to understand, and with all the correct tools I got them up in about a hour and a half each.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jeff I bought this to get my extra stuf in the garage off the ground and easy access. I came fast nice packaging. its definitely big enough for most this.
Installation. Ok be ready to spend some time installing if your by yourself. My garage is sheet rocked so I had to find studs mark drill and hang. Not so easy to do. Next was hanging the rails to frame it up and directions arent to clear which way rail lock together a little trial and error. so it was about a 4 hr install. But I love the room and looks nice. there is no middle hanger so its got a 8ft span without support but I guess they built it that way.
October 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AJL Does the job
This product is basically a bunch of parts that you assemble yourself. That said, the instructions were fine and it does go together as it should. I was impressed with the qaulity of the paint finish. My only negative is that other manufacturers supply a longer part to attach to ceiling joists, so you can span two joists and spread the weight.
August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Scott Good purchase
Quality seems good for the price. I would suggest waiting until the end of the installation process to tighten the bolts on the down-rods to allow more movement when installing the perimeter bars. Also, my drill bit was a little bit shorter than the lug bolts that secured the rack to the ceiling joists, and because of that I had some trouble getting my power drill to drive the lug bolts in all the way. Don't use an impact driver, though as you are likely to shear off the bolt and/or strip the hole (as I did). Finally, have some long zip ties on hand to secure the metal shelf screens as mine seemed to have warped a bit in transit.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bl Great storage rack, a few nuances that make it easy
I installed this rack above my garage door track (18" height option) right near the front of my garage. I didn't realize how close it would be to the garage door when opening/closing, but it just clears it - by design maybe? Also during installation, you might find it difficult to get the measurements exact when measuring and marking on the ceiling - this product has enough leeway to be a bit off. Very nice! The only unexpected thing is that the grates aren't firmly attached to anything, but held loosely by the overhang on the front and back edges... They will unlikely move, but just so you're aware. Other than that, this looks great and feels very sturdy.
September 22, 2016