Install Rail System for Heavy Items
Pegboard is great for carrying weight over a large surface. But because it is only 3/16" thick, it can't carry a lot of weight in one spot. For areas of the wall where you want to hold heavy tools and yard equipment, use a rail system. Look for a rail system that has mounting holes every inch so it lines up with the pegboard (Image 1). Mount the rail track with the included wood screws using two at each stud or furring strip (Image 2). If you are mounting to furring strips, make sure the wood screws are long enough to reach into the underlying wall stud. Clip on the rail cover (Image 3). Because the accessory hangers can mount anywhere along the rail, they won't prevent you from using the pegboard for smaller items as well.