Premier Engineering and Storage Solutions: Pros and Cons of Steel Shelving

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Steel shelving units are usually used in warehouses and other similar storage facilities. However, they can also be seen in offices, garages, and other spaces where shelving units are required. Typically, these types of shelving units are available in open and closed style, each of which have their own pros and cons. For now though, let’s take a look at the advantages of steel shelving units in general.

Advantages of Steel Shelving Units

One of the advantages of steel shelving over other types of shelving units is that it offers better adjustability. This is especially true when compared to rivet shelving units. In general, steel shelving units can be adjusted through the use of compression clips. It should be noted that different manufacturers may offer different modes of adjustment.

Another advantage of steel shelving units is that it is easily customizable and can accommodate various accessories. When you have them custom-built by Premier Engineering and Storage Solutions, you can have bin fronts, multiple dividers, doors, or even modular drawer inserts integrated with your steel shelving units.

Lastly, steel shelving units are available in different colors aside from the usual grays. If you’re looking for a shelving unit to complement your interiors, then steel shelving is the way to go. It can be installed in offices and commercial spaces and not look out of place.

Disadvantages of Steel Shelving Units

One of the disadvantages of steel shelving is that it can be quite expensive. This is especially true when you want to integrate certain features in them. The more add-ons and features that it has, the more expensive the steel shelves will be.

Also, steel shelving units are more challenging to install that other types of shelving units. It is not overly difficult, but it’s also not as effortless as installing a rivet or wire shelving.

Lastly, steel shelving units are more of a permanent structure. That is, you can’t convert it into a mobile storage whenever you want to. More often than not, people who are looking for mobile storage will go for wire shelving.

Steel shelving units have their own advantages and disadvantages. It is important to weigh them in order to understand whether the pros outweigh the cons. Nonetheless, you’ll want to make sure that you are getting high quality steel shelving units to ensure reliability and longevity. If you are looking for such shelves, or perhaps a workbench or are in need of services like laser cutting and others, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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