The Advantages of Cantilever Racks

There are thousands of different storage solutions used daily in warehouses and manufacturing facilities across the country, and most of them involve some type of racking system. However, when it comes to making your storage space efficient, certain types of racks are better than others. Today, we’ll be highlighting an unsung hero of the warehouse: cantilever racking systems! Just a few of the many perks of cantilever racking include space-saving construction, ease of assembly, and affordability — but there are many more reasons why cantilever racks offer plenty of potential for warehouse managers everywhere! Here’s what you should know about the advantages of cantilever racking.

Easy Access to Items

Time is money, and there’s nowhere this saying applies more than in the world of the warehouse. Investing in cantilever racking can help you save time and money because, unlike traditional shelving, cantilever racks allow easy access to items, making it easy to find and retrieve what you need quickly. The open-air design of cantilever racks simplifies and speeds up loading and unloading since workers can access the items they need without having to move pallets out of the way or search through piles of mixed-up inventory. 

Versatile & Customizable

Cantilever storage racks are incredibly versatile and can be used to store a wide range of items. They can be customized to meet your specific needs and adjusted to accommodate items of various lengths, widths, and weights. This type of racking can store everything from tall, skinny items (such as lengthy I-beams) to heavy, oddly-shaped furniture.


Cantilever racks provide a lot of vertical storage space, making them ideal for facilities with many items to store. The open design of the rack and the wall-mounted design allows for items to be stacked vertically rather than horizontally, maximizing the use of available space. In addition, creating a place dedicated to storing longer, thinner items frees up your traditional shelving for everything else that needs to be put away. 


Just like steel racks, beams of cantilever racks take a lot of use and abuse every day. However, these racks are designed to be durable and long-lasting, which means that they can withstand wear and tear for many years. Additionally, all the cantilever racks we stock at Diversified Rack & Shelving are made from high-quality steel and have passed multiple safety and quality inspections. 

Easy to Assemble

Cantilever racks are easy to assemble, with most models requiring only a few simple tools to put together. This means that you can have your new storage system up and running quickly without having to spend a lot of time and money on installation. Our pallet rack installers are happy to assist you with the installation process, or you can install them yourself if you have the right training and equipment.


Especially if you handle a lot of items that are difficult to store, cantilever racks are an extremely cost-effective storage solution. They are just as hardy as other storage options but have a lower cost per square foot of storage space. This makes them a great choice for businesses that need to maximize their storage capacity while keeping costs down. 

Store Smarter With Diversified Rack!

Invest in cantilever racking for your business and see productivity and profits soar like never before! Contact us today to place an order for new or used pallet racking in the Tri-State Area or beyond. We’re looking forward to helping you find the storage solutions you’re searching for!