In a rack-supported building, cantilever or pallet racks hold up the siding and the roof. The systems can be less expensive than freestanding racks in freestanding buildings, while offering an efficient system that incorporates storage with sales, centralizing a company’s operations.
A major advantage of a rack supported building is that it does not need columns within the building. The systems can be designed as drive-through, drive-in, and single- or double-sided. One drawback, however, is that once the racks are installed, they’re fixed and cannot be rearranged.
A rack-supported building allows the building materials to be stored out of the rain, snow, and sun and utilizes vertical storage capacities. This leads to less damaged or warped material, and allows for time savings in pulling orders.
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