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HyLoft 540 45-Inch-by-45-Inch Overhead Storage System, White

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  • Holds up to 250 pounds when evenly distributed
  • The unit is height-adjustable from 17 inches to 28 inches and fits almost any joist spacing
  • Product design includes adjustability for easy installation on both flat and vaulted ceilings
  • Easy one-person installation in less than 30 minutes
  • The scratch-resistant powder coat finish protects the product and keeps it looking great for years to come
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Product Description

Color: White

Product Description

The HyLoft ceiling storage unit is great for storing large, bulky items in a garage, basement, attic, closet, office or any other room that is in need of storage space. It is ideal for storing holiday decorations, luggage, coolers and more. With over 30 cubic feet of storage space, the HyLoft ceiling storage unit is the perfect solution for storing items up and out of the way.

The HyLoft 45-by-45-Inch Overhead Storage System is the ideal way to store those large, bulky items that are cluttering up your home. This durable and innovative ceiling storage system has a capacity of up to 250 pounds and includes all the hardware needed to mount in your garage, attic, or any other room in your house. Simple to set up, and designed for easy access, this system will free up valuable floor space while providing a convenient and safe place to store your stuff.

The Hyloft 540
45-by-45-Inch Overhead
Storage System:
  • Holds up to 250 pounds
  • Features a shelf that adjusts from 16 to 34 inches in height
  • Is easy to install on finished or unfinished ceilings
  • Lets you easily connect multiple units together for increased storage
  • Is backed by a lifetime warranty

Versatile and easy-to-install, this storage solution offers you a safe, convenient way to free up floor space. View larger.

Each overhead storage unit is strong enough to hold up to 250 pounds. View larger.
Free up to 30 Cubic Feet of Floorspace
Reclaim the precious floor space in your home by moving your luggage, Christmas decorations, or other seasonal gear from the floor to the ceiling. The HyLoft has a storage capacity of over 30 cubic feet, so you'll even be able to store large bulky items without problems.

The HyLoft has an attractive, scratch-resistant finish and is made of durable steel--strong enough to store up to 250 pounds. The wire design provides access to your items from the front, back, and sides. And since the stored items aren't concealed, you'll be able to find the items you need with a quick glance instead of digging through all your boxes just to find a single item.

If you need even more space, you can install multiple HyLoft units together for greater storage capacity and arrange them in various patterns to accommodate corners and other layouts.

Adjustable Height for Greater Convenience
With a shelf that adjusts in height from 16 to 28 inches, the HyLoft gives you a wide range of storage options. This added flexibility lets you customize your installation according to the dimensions of your room or your storage needs. So whether you have a basement with a small head clearance or a garage with 10-foot ceilings, the Hyloft has you covered.

For instance, if you need additional storage space in your garage, check the space between the ceiling and the garage door. The HyLoft is versatile enough and can often times fit in that space, letting you optimize your garage's storage potential. In fact, by freeing up floor space in your garage so you can park your vehicles where they were intended, you may even see the value of your home increase.

One-Person Installation Takes Only Minutes
The HyLoft was designed for a single person to install in just minutes. It can be mounted on both finished and unfinished ceilings, and all the hardware needed for installation is included.

The HyLoft is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

What's in the Box
One complete 45-by-45-inch ceiling storage unit: wire grid, support bars, down rods, all necessary hardware, and instructions.

Hyloft systems make the most of unused overhead space in garages, attics, closets, and storage rooms to help you keep clutter at bay.
(Shown in white and hammertone--available in white only).

Product Information

Color: White
Technical Details
Part Number 00540
Item Weight27 pounds
Product Dimensions46 x 2.8 x 16 inches
Item model number540
Size45 in.
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty Description1 year defects
Technical Specification
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #7,675 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight26 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableNovember 1, 2000
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370 of 380 people found the following review helpful By MartyHansen on October 8, 2004
Color: White
I was shopping for a garage ceiling storage system and, based upon the Amazon reviews, I settled on this one. I've been very happy. Not only was the HyLoft Overhead Storage System less expensive than others (and Amazon easily had the best price), I've found it to be very forgiving and very well designed.

The foundation of the HyLoft system are a pair of rigid trapeze like structures which hang down from the ceiling. They can be spaced any number of distances apart -- wherever your ceiling joists (beams) are -- which is very convenient. (With other systems, by contrast, the distances between the supports are fixed). What's also great about the HyLoft system is that it goes up in very small pieces. First the ceiling brackets, then the arms and cross-braces, and finally the three-piece grate which makes up the base. It's easily a one-man job, so no one needs to hang around to help hold the unit up against the ceiling for you.

Lastly, it's also not absolutely critical that everything be placed in exactly the right place. If you're off by a little here or you're a little crooked there, everything is still going to work out fine.

The most difficult part of the entire process is finding the edges of the joist, but this has been made easier too. Just get one of the newer stud finders from Zircon. Mine blinks and throws out a line of light when it reaches the EDGE of the joist. I use blue masking tape (rather than pencil) to keep my ceiling clean. Having both edges marked allowed me to hammer and drill with confidence. (I didn't make a single bad hole once!)

Each 45" x 45" unit is precisely sized to fit those 15 gallon red-topped plastic storage boxes one gets at Home Depot. Each HyLoft rack will hold a DOZEN boxes each!
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166 of 171 people found the following review helpful By JP on September 28, 2005
Color: White
Truly awesome, and awe inspiring. I have two of these in my garage now, and I think I will eventually fill up most of my ceiling space with these HyLoft systems. They are a cinch to install, the hardest part for me was to find the studs in the ceiling to hang from. (Hint: if you have a crappy studfinder like I do that doesn't work through popcorn ceilings, just try banging nails into the ceiling every inch or two, until one sticks or is hard to pound in. That's the stud.)

Although I was a bit nervous at first standing/sitting under one of these overhead storage systems, both of my crappy installations have help up for 6 months or more, with no loosening, etc.

Their adjustability is nice, but maybe not really needed, after you have the system installed you're not going to really want to adjust the height of it, but I guess you can if you need to. I have it adjusted to about in the middle for height, and I can put full-size totes/rubbermaid storage bins on the shelfs, and have room for more of my clutter on top of them.

Maybe someday I will be able to park my car in my garage using these HyLoft systems.

Nah, I'll just probably buy more crap.

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153 of 158 people found the following review helpful By Steve Shimkus on October 1, 2006
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This is a very sturdy product. It is sized such that 4 of these fit over a 16' wide garage door, allowing for the door opener track to go between the middle two. The challenging part of the install is getting the brackets installed into the studs. Stud sensors don't work really well when there are 2 sheets of drywall on the garage ceiling. Fortunately, the lag screws they provide are 2 1/2" or 3" long, so they are plenty long enough.

Here are 2 tips I learned the hard way:

1) If you install these as close to the front of your garage as possible you will increase the risk of the garage door hitting the shelves, requiring you to raise the shelves and decrease the max storage height. This is because the door is making the turn from vertical to horizontal right near the front of the garage and the leading edge of each door panel reaches its highest point as it is making the turn. This caused me to need to move the shelves up one hole (about 2"). In hindsight, I should have moved the shelves one more stud away from the front of the garage and I would have avoided this conflict, while still keeping all my stuff over the garage door (when the door is raised).

2) When installing the actual shelves, make sure that the long bars of each shelf are on top, and the shorter bars are on the bottom. This will make sliding items on/off the shelves easier.

I wish these were mentioned in the instructions. Since most of my items still fit on the shelves over the garage door, I don't think I am going to take these back down and reinstall them just to get the extra 2" back. However, I have 2 big plastic storage totes which don't fit now but could if I get the 2" back.
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108 of 111 people found the following review helpful By Eric T TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 17, 2007
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This is constructed of heavy duty steel, and is fairly easy (although frustrating at times) to install for one person. Installation takes about 1 to 1.5 hours for the first rack for someone relatively competent with simple tools, but might take longer depending on where it is being installed.

I installed mine on a ceiling with a step in it, where it changes height by about 10". I liked how I could adjust each support individually to the length I needed to hang halfway under the step of the ceiling. The starter nails to line up the small angle brackets on the ceiling were more trouble than they were worth as there was inadequate clearance for my hammer to get them in effectively. I gave up and just marked and drilled the holes for the support screws instead without using the nail. The nail is just for determining that you are in a stud, which I checked before hand.

Overall the installation is forgiving, you can be off about 1" on the measurements and still have a rack that fits, but this is only because my primary complaint about the design that follows.

Why I gave this 3 stars? The unit has no lateral support. It will swing a full 2" side to side because the vertical supports are just flat steel that are free to bend. Even fore-aft motion is only restrained by the bolts, so a strong bump would cause it to shift slightly forwards or backwards. The only direction that it supports weight is vertically, which is fine if you only use it for storage, but loading and unloading will cause the rack to swing. I will have to add some supports to prevent it from moving every time I load/unload wood.
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