Best Overhead Garage Storage for Your Home (2021)

When looking for overhead garage storage the short of it is, only a few of the options we reviewed are not recommended – most are decent options. In our opinion, one manufacturer stands out among the rest.

Fleximounts are thoughtfully designed products (the integrated grid design for example) that will help you increase your storage space. They feature a bracket and rails system that is more flexible than others. All while maintaining a height-adjustable solution. So go clear the clutter, reclaim your garage space and garage floor space. They offer accessories like hooks for bikes, hooks for any items actually.

What to consider – what makes a good overhead garage storage rack?

So what makes a good ceiling rack?

There are 6 things we evaluated.

  1. Weight capacity: Maybe the most important criteria. You’d be surprised how the weight piles up when you store your stuff.
  2. Ease of installation: An obvious one, no one wants to struggle to get this thing up to the ceiling.
  3. Flexibility: here we are looking for a solution that has extra features like hooks and other things that can be added.
  4. Height adjustment: Since there are lots of different height requirements in each garage, height adjustment is an important factor. You also want to make sure you can fit two storage bins on top of each other or you’ll have wasted space.
  5. Cost: Always a consideration – well, for most of us!
  6. Size: Most manufacturers have a 4x8ft version, a 4x4ft and some other sizes. We tried to evaluate the 4×8 size for each.

Large 96 x 48in (4x8ft) Ceiling Storage Options

HyLoft 164 96″ x 48″ Super Pro Ceiling Shelf

HyLoft 164 96-Inch by 48-Inch Super Pro Ceiling Mount Shelf, White
10 Reviews
HyLoft 164 96-Inch by 48-Inch Super Pro Ceiling Mount Shelf, White
  • Holds up to 600 lbs. of evenly distributed weight
  • All steel construction with scratch-resistant white powder coat finish
  • Height-adjustable from 24 in. to 44 in. to fit almost any joist configuration
  • Installs on both flat and vaulted ceilings (finished and unfinished)
  • Hardware included

This overhead storage system by HyLoft is versatile, as it can be adjusted within a range of 17 to 28 inches, and therefore fits a lot of joint spacing. It can also be easily adjusted for either vaulted or flat ceilings, and installation is as easy as following the steps indicated in the instructions and takes as little as 30 minutes. Its finish is also coated with a scratch-resistant powder, thus allowing the storage system to look good for years and years.

  1. Weight capacity: 600lbs
  2. Ease of installation: Comparable to other options.
  3. Flexibility: Hyloft does offer some accessories but not as many as other options.
  4. Height adjustment:  from 24 in. to 44 in. to fit almost any joist configuration  
  5. Cost: Comparable to other options.

Pros

Just as heavy-duty as any of the other options. It’s a good choice.

Cons

Is often out of stock, which is kinda annoying.

SafeRacks 4×8 overhead garage storage rack

SafeRacks 4x8 Single Rack Package w/Accessory Hooks 12-21' Drop, White
2 Reviews
SafeRacks 4x8 Single Rack Package w/Accessory Hooks 12-21" Drop, White
  • Lifetime Warranty - ONLY AVAILABLE IF PURCHASED FROM SAFERACKS
  • Easy Step by Step Instructions and a Full Support Center to Assist You
  • Industrial Strength with a Powder Coat Finish
  • Holds 600 Pounds and has a Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Check out our other listings that include FREE INSTALLATION

The SafeRacks Heavy Duty Storage comes with a lifetime warranty if purchased directly from them, so you don’t have to worry about shelling out cash for repair purposes in the future. Its ceiling drop length can also be adjusted according to your needs and space, and it can support as much as 600 lbs worth of items, making this one of the strongest ones around. Comes with some accessories.

  1. Weight capacity: 600lbs
  2. Ease of installation: Comparable to other options.
  3. Flexibility: Hyloft does offer some accessories but not as many as other options.
  4. Height adjustment:  from 24 in. to 44 in. to fit almost any joist configuration  
  5. Cost: A bit more than other comparable options.

Pros

Often comes with accessories like different size hooks and such.

Cons

This size isn’t always available with prime

FLEXIMOUNTS 4×8 Heavy Duty overhead garage storage

FLEXIMOUNTS 4x8 Overhead Garage Storage Rack Adjustable Ceiling Garage Rack Heavy Duty, 96" Length x 48" Width x (22''-40" Ceiling Dropdown), Black (Two-Color Options)
  • Avoid Water Damage by Storing Your Items off the Garage Floor. Protect your items and use garage ceiling space to store seasonal and unused items. 22'' to 40'' ceiling dropdown provides up to 105 cu. Ft. of storage. Dimensions: 96 in. L x 48 in. W x 22-40 in. H. (Accessory hooks and items pictured on the racks are not included.)
  • Safe - Buy overhead racks with long ceiling brackets designed to be attached to 2 studs. Combined with 6 vertical posts, it is the optimal structure choice to ensure safety.
  • Quality - Top quality screw selected and all hardwares have gone through strict tests. Heavy duty cold-rolled steel construction provides safely loading up to 600 lbs.
  • Different - Integrated Grid Design - More stable and sturdy compared to others with separate frame and wire.
  • DIY installation with step-by-step instruction. Installation template helps make plan. This overhead storage rack fits all ceiling joist spacing ≤ 24", if joist spacing > 24", only fits the ceiling spacing of 48".

Quality is one thing you can be assured of with all Fleximounts products, as their storage racks undergo rigorous testing, together with their other hardware. It is made of cold-rolled steel, which is heavy-duty and is thus capable of supporting weight as much as 550 lbs.

They also provide you with the screws necessary for installation. Its grid is integrated for simpler assembly and is thus more sturdy and stable compared to other designs where the frame and wire are separated. Also, it provides ample storage, given that its dimensions are 96x48x22 in. It is also universally compatible with ceiling joists spacing of different types.

  1. Weight capacity: 600lbs
  2. Ease of installation: Comparable to other options.
  3. Flexibility: Fleximounts does offer more accessories.
  4. Height adjustment:  from 22 in. to 40 in. to fit almost any joist configuration  
  5. Cost: Comparable options.

Pros

Often comes with accessories like different size hooks and such. If not included, there are more options than other offerings.

The grid is attached in a sturdier way than other options

Long ceiling brackets designed to be attached to 2 studs. Combined with 6 vertical posts, it is the optimal structure choice to ensure safety.

Cons

Not many – really. This is a good solution.

NL 4x8ft Overhead overhead garage storage

Heavy Duty 4ft x 8ft Overhead Garage Storage Ceiling Rack Ceiling Mount Garage Organization Rack Length
462 Reviews
Heavy Duty 4ft x 8ft Overhead Garage Storage Ceiling Rack Ceiling Mount Garage Organization Rack Length
  • This garage ceiling storage rack can hold up to 1,000 pounds of gear while maximizing the garage space at 2.6 cubic meters. Easy to install in dry wall storage rack or directly installed in the ceiling of the garage. Height and length are adjustable. Strong powder coated steel structure.
  • The height can be adjusted between 19 and 35 inches. The length can be adjusted between 4feet and 8 feet to meet your various needs for storage space.
  • Maximize garage space is 92 cubic feet. Minimum garage space is 18 cubic feet.
  • We have two legs in the middle of this rack for heavy duty, so this rack has six legs. All legs are adjustable. The item including all hardware and instruction book. Tools needed: Pencil, Drill Bit, Tape Mesuer, Stud Finder, Ladder, Safety Glasses, Wreach, Rubbr Mallet, Scredrive, Gloves.
  • WOOD BOARD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS SET. This Product does not come with wood board or wire decks. Customer needs to purchase these materials separately. We recommends 3/8” thick wood board.
  1. Weight capacity: 1000lb
  2. Ease of installation: Comparable to other options.
  3. Flexibility: HL does not offer accessories
  4. Height adjustment:  from 19 in. to 35 in. to fit almost any joist configuration  
  5. Cost: Cheaper than other options but doesn’t include decking

Pros

Is less expensive than other options

Cons

Doesn’t include a deck so you’ll have to buy wood which won’t allow for accessories like hooks.

Medium to Smaller overhead garage storage

These are the smaller siblings of the larger options above. Note that it is not always the same exact product! It’s not like you are buying half of the larger units. Some manufacturers downgrade the material and strength of these smaller units.

HyLoft 00625 45″ x 45″ overhead garage storage

HyLoft 00625 45-Inch by 45-Inch Overhead Storage System, Ceiling Mount Garage Organization Rack, Hammertone
453 Reviews
HyLoft 00625 45-Inch by 45-Inch Overhead Storage System, Ceiling Mount Garage Organization Rack, Hammertone
  • Holds up to 250 lbs. of evenly distributed weight
  • All steel construction with scratch-resistant black powder coat finish
  • Over 30 cubic ft. of storage space for seasonal decorations, luggage, coolers, and more
  • Height-adjustable from 17 in. to 28 in. to fit almost any joist configuration
  • Hardware included
  1. Weight capacity: 250lb
  2. Ease of installation: Comparable to other options.
  3. Flexibility: Offers some accessories
  4. Height adjustment:  from 17 in. to 28 in. to fit almost any joist configuration  
  5. Cost: Cheaper than other options.

Pros

Is less expensive than other options, but also a lighter duty solution

Cons

The mounting brackets are very limited so you’ll have to luck out and find ceiling joists at the predetermined spacing force on to you by the rack’s width

HyLoft 50175-10 60-Inch by 45-Inch Pro overhead garage storage

HyLoft 50175-10 60-Inch by 45-Inch Pro Ceiling Mount Shelf, White
233 Reviews
HyLoft 50175-10 60-Inch by 45-Inch Pro Ceiling Mount Shelf, White
  • Holds up to 300 lbs. of evenly distributed weight
  • All steel construction with scratch-resistant white powder coat finish
  • 35 cubic ft. of storage space for seasonal decorations, luggage, coolers, and more
  • Height-adjustable from 31 in. to 41 in. to fit almost any joist configuration
  • Hardware included

This is a good mid-sized, mid-strength option.

  1. Weight capacity: 300lb
  2. Ease of installation: Comparable to other options.
  3. Flexibility: HyLoft 50175-10 60″ x 45″ Ceiling Mount Shelf
  4. Height adjustment:  from 31 in. to 41 in. to fit almost any joist configuration  
  5. Cost: Cheaper than other options.

Pros

Is less expensive than other options, but also a lighter/medium duty solution

Cons

The mounting brackets are very limited so you’ll have to luck out and find ceiling joists at the predetermined spacing force on to you by the rack’s width. Most of the time this works out fine – but not always.

FLEXIMOUNTS 3×8 overhead garage storage rack

FLEXIMOUNTS 3x8 Overhead Garage Storage Rack Adjustable Ceiling Storage Rack Heavy Duty 96' Length x 36' Width x 40' Height (Black)…
1,063 Reviews
FLEXIMOUNTS 3x8 Overhead Garage Storage Rack Adjustable Ceiling Storage Rack Heavy Duty 96" Length x 36" Width x 40" Height (Black)…
  • Reclaim Your Garage - Use garage ceiling space to store seasonal and unused items. 22'' to 40'' ceiling dropdown provides up to 80 cu. Ft. of storage. Dimensions: 96 in. L x 36 in. W x 22-40 in. H. (Accessory hook and items pictured on the racks are not included.)
  • Stability & Safety - With our specially designed longer ceiling brackets that attach to two joists, Fleximounts overhead garage storage racks are more stable and secure compared to others!
  • Quality - Top quality screw selected and all hardwares have gone through strict tests. Heavy duty cold-rolled steel construction provides safely loading up to 600 lbs.
  • Different - Integrated Grid Design- More stable and sturdy compared to others with separate frame and wire.
  • DIY installation with step-by-step instruction. Installation template helps make plan. This overhead storage rack fits all ceiling joist spacing ≤ 24", if joist spacing > 24", only fits the ceiling spacing of 36".

  1. Weight capacity: 350lb
  2. Ease of installation: Comparable to other options.
  3. Flexibility: Offers some accessories
  4. Height adjustment:  from 22 in. to 40 in. to fit almost any joist configuration  
  5. Cost: Comparable to other options

Pros

Grid attachment is better than other options

Great mounting flexibility compared to other options

Cons

Not many, Fleximout has really figured this stuff out

SafeRacks – 3×6 overhead garage storage rack

SafeRacks – 3x6 Overhead Garage Storage Rack - Height Adjustable Steel Overhead Storage Rack - 400 Pound Weight Capacity (White, 24'-45')
71 Reviews
SafeRacks – 3x6 Overhead Garage Storage Rack - Height Adjustable Steel Overhead Storage Rack - 400 Pound Weight Capacity (White, 24"-45")
  • Customizable Ceiling Drop-Length. Choose from 3 Adjustable ranges: 12"-21" Drop-Length, 18"-33" Drop-Length, and 24"-45" Drop-Length
  • Heavy duty ceiling brackets made of 14-gauge steel and are designed to span to 2 ceiling joists for maximum safety and rigidity.
  • Heavy duty wire decking with "waterfall" design for a quicker, easier, and safer assembly.
  • Grade 8 Case-Hardened Lag bolts ensure the safest and most secure connection to your ceiling.
  • Certified company installers in over 40 major cities! Quick, fast, and affordable installation just 1 call away!

  1. Weight capacity: 400lb
  2. Ease of installation: Comparable to other options.
  3. Flexibility: Offers some accessories
  4. Height adjustment:  Customizable Ceiling Drop-Length. Choose from 3 Adjustable ranges: 12″-21″ Drop-Length, 18″-33″ Drop-Length, and 24″-45″ Drop-Length   
  5. Cost: Comparable to other options.

Pros

More flexible mounting compared to some other options

Construction is strong enough to have no middle support beam – which means you can fit boxes in that center space

Cons

Not always prime eligible

MonsterRax 2×8 overhead garage storage rack

  1. Weight capacity: 600lb ??
  2. Ease of installation: Comparable to other options.
  3. Flexibility: Offers some accessories
  4. Height adjustment:  from 24 in. to 45 in. 
  5. Cost: Comparable to other options.

Pros

Great for tighter spaces because of unique, narrow size. Not many other manufacturers offer this size.

Cons

Not any, this is a really good solution

Frequently Asked Questions

Is overhead garage storage safe?

Yes, if installed correctly these are safe solutions. Not a single reviewer complained about breakage.

How Much Do Overhead Garage Storage Racks Cost?

Most solutions range from around $60-$200. It all depends on how large the shelves are.

What Are The Benefits Of Overhead Garage Storage Racks?

Simple, get the stuff off the floor and clear up your garage.

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