Looking at choosing new metal shelving for your commercial space? Does your warehouse need new metal shelving, or are you looking at kitting out your work vehicle with some brand new van shelving? If so, do you know what things to look for or tick off your list?
Not all shelving solutions were created equal: what works for you and your business may not be a good solution for the next business! When choosing your next commercial metal shelving solution, there are a few key items that should be on your checklist for you to tick off, so that you know you’re making the right choice for your metal shelving or van shelving unit.
Your metal shelving unit needs flexibility. Ask yourself: do you need to be able to remove or add new metal plates to create or take away shelving space? If so, then it’s important that this is an easy task. Any metal shelving or van shelving system you use should be flexible and easy to operate. Removable shelf plates increase food safety and reduce cross-contamination, and shared post designs can offer big savings – if you can attach 2 metal units using a common post, and with no loss of weight bearing capacity, then you’ll instantly have improved space utilisation.
Ease of assembly and to clean
If you’re looking at choosing new metal shelving or van shelving units, think about how exactly these will be installed – are you getting a professional, or will it be yourself? If it’s a professional, it’s important that your shelving units are easy to install, as a long job means more money spent on wages. If it’s a job you’ll be doing yourself, ensure that your new metal shelving unit can be installed in your warehouse or van with minimal fuss. Make sure you know what instructions you’ll need and tools you’ll require to finish the job just right.
If your metal shelving or van shelving unit will be exposed to the elements, swings in temperature, exposure to chemicals, dust, waste materials or anything else that may have an effect on the longevity of your unit, then its important to know if your new unit is rated to withstand these things prior to installation. Does your unit have a lifetime warranty against corrosion and rust? Will it be just as durable in wet areas as dry ones, or hot areas as in refrigerated ones? Ensuring your metal shelving or van shelving units are perfectly suited to the requirements you have in mind for them will pay dividends later on, and give you peace of mind.
These are just a few considerations to be mindful of when selecting your new van shelving or metal shelving units. There are many options available, which is great, but it’s important to make sure you’ve selected the right option the first time around. For all your van shelving or metal shelving solutions, contact us at SkyTeck today, and we’ll be happy to run through your options.