There is no doubt about it: a mezzanine adds more space to your existing warehouse. But, when you are purchasing a prefabricated mezzanine, there are a few things you need to consider to make sure you get the right one.

It is best to speak to a professional before finalizing your decision. But, while you are waiting, here are a few things you can consider when picking out a prefabricated unit.

What Do You Need It For?

There are numerous uses for mezzanines, but your use could determine what type of mezzanine you need. Do you need it for heavy-duty storage? It is for observation? Decide the type of load that the mezzanine will take on each day and also make sure to consider uses for it in the future.

What Does Your Current Space Allow?

While mezzanines add a second floor, they still need room on the first floor for supports. Take a look at the square footage you have and where you could place support beams around that first level to accommodate the prefabricated mezzanine.

What are the Building Code Requirements?

Most likely you will need a permit and you will have to follow the strict building codes for the mezzanine. Check with your local agency to see what you must complete before ordering or installing your mezzanine.

Have You Consulted a Professional?

Prefabricated mezzanines are the perfect solution for most warehouses, but you still need a professional’s input. The team at Mezzanines by Design can review your existing space, assess your needs and make sure you pick out the right mezzanine for your facility.