How are the Brackets and Supports attached to the wall?
Using the sidewall Brackets as a template, simply drill a 3/8” hole into the drywall (no need to locate a stud) and simply insert the expandable plugs and pins. For the Center Shelf Supports, use wood screws supplied and attach to a stud behind the drywall. The installation is Fast, Easy and Very Strong.

Are other shelving products available (i.e. metal supports) stronger than the Vanguard supports and brackets?
NO. Vanguard Shelf Brackets and Supports draw their strength from their design and the engineered resins used to make them. These simple but stylish products are surprisingly strong. The Brackets installed into drywall can comfortably support 350lbs of downward pressure. The Supports, installed into a stud are designed to hold 150 lbs. Both are engineered to far exceed a typical closet, pantry or bookshelf requirements.

Are the shelf supports and brackets available in colours other than white?
Yes, for special orders only. The predominant colour requested and readily supplied is white only.

If required, can the supports be painted?

YES. The ABS surface holds paint extremely well.

What depth of shelves can be supported with Vanguard Brackets?
Vanguard Shelf Supports are designed to hold 12” and 16” deep shelves. They can however be positioned to hold odd depths.

When should I use a center shelf support? 
A Center Shelf Support to provide support for melamine shelving is recommended every 36” to 48” in width.

How many years has Vanguard shelf supports been manufactured?
Vanguard, the original designers and manufacturers have been producing these durable products for over 30 years.

How does using Vanguard shelf supports and brackets with melamine shelving compare to wire shelving applications on price, installation and appearance?
Vanguard Shelf Supports and Brackets are very competitive with wire on price. When used with melamine shelving Vanguard Shelf Supports and Brackets retail up to 25% less than wire shelving. The installation is very easy and provides a custom appearance at a fraction of the cost.

If I have any questions is there a number I can call for assistance?
YES. Please call toll free 1-800-663-0077 Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm Pacific Time or email: [email protected].

Can the Extendible Closet Rods be reused and how strong are they?
Yes. These unique Extendible Closet Rods can be reused as often as you like. They are epoxy coated to give a tough and durable white finish. These steel rods provide up to 300lbs of support strength.