6 Critical Mistakes To Avoid When Purchasing Garage Cabinets
Finding the Right Cabinets for Your Garage
For many of us, garage cabinets are simply the old kitchen cabinets we’ve repurposed. While they might help us hide some of the clutter, they are really suited for the garage’s extreme temperatures and other demands. Selecting the right types of cabinets for your garage can solve many garage problems for years to come. The six tips below will help you get the right cabinets for the job.
1. Make sure your cabinets can withstand a garage’s harsh environment.
Garage cabinets are subject to heavy, wet, and harsh items that can beat up your investment over time. Hence, using heavy duty cabinet material is a must when considering storage units in your garage. Opting for a cheaper, thin pressboard material will only result in the homeowner having to reinvest in the garage again and again. Your cabinets should be made of ¾” inch sides and 1” inch shelves and bottoms and tops.
2. Check the cabinet backing if you want your cabinets to last.
One common way companies save money and keep costs low is by using no backing board or a thin, lightweight backing. However, as any skilled craftsman would attest to, the majority of the weight in a cabinet is supported by the backing. We use ¼” inch backing that is dado-grooved into the sides, and we also use nailer supports that cut weight capacity by more than 50%.
3. Consider the screws used.
Our cabinets are held together with the toughest “Confirmat” screws. As a result, our cabinets have greater stability compared to those with Cam Locks or other inferior fasteners. Confirmat screws are designed specifically to be used with processed-wood materials. Cam Locks are generally used to fasten low-grade, do-it-yourself box-store furniture, or closet cabinets.
4. Know how harmful your cabinets are to the environment.
Insist on a cabinet manufacturer that mandates Zero to Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) cabinets for all lines to ensure the highest indoor air quality to protect the health of a homeowner and their loved ones. We ensure our products are environmentally friendly and compliant.
5. Know that your cabinet will not rip or fall off the wall.
Having a strong cabinet is only half the battle. Attaching the cabinet to the wall, and keeping it there so it doesn’t rip off and damage cars or even worse, you or a family member is the other half. Thus, we use strong, all-steel construction hardware and 4” connection screws with over 250lbs of sheer weight capacity per screw.
6. Check for a LIFETIME WARRANTY.
Don’t settle for a limited warranty or a fine print warranty. We back our cabinets with a LIFETIME WARRANTY.