How Much Does It Cost to Rent Scaffolding?

Scaffolding Rentals | June 30, 2022

If you need to rent access or shoring scaffolding for your project, it is important to know how much this rental will cost. While it would be easier if there were a fixed price for every rental, costs will always vary based on several factors. As a leading provider of high-quality scaffold rentals and services, the team at United Scaffold Supply knows that every project has a set budget for equipment rentals and needs to choose solutions accordingly. That is why we have compiled a list of common factors that affect rental pricing to help you determine how much it costs to rent scaffolding for your project.

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4 Factors that Affect the Cost of Renting Scaffolding

The following factors can have a significant impact on the cost of a scaffold system rental:

1. Transportation Costs

Scaffolding systems will need to be transported to your site via semi-truck, large vans, or other vehicles depending on the size of the system you are renting. In most cases, a larger system will require a larger vehicle, increasing the cost of delivery. Be sure to confirm the delivery method used by your supplier before agreeing to rent from them.

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2. Labour Costs

Since most types of scaffolding come in a variety of different pieces that will need to be assembled on your project site, it is recommended to hire the scaffold rental company to assemble it for you. The cost of labour for installing scaffolding will vary depending on the height, width, and weight of the system. While it may cost more to have the scaffold installed for you, you can be sure that the system will be set up safely and correctly.

3. Special Modifications

Scaffolding can be designed to include modifications such as power strips to support the operation of different tools at high elevations. Some scaffold rental companies may include these modifications as a courtesy or they could come standard in the rental package you choose, though some modifications may cost extra depending on the labour and equipment required.

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4. Safe Working Load Estimates

Since some construction sites will require heavy machinery to be operated and heavy materials to be transported throughout the site, it is important to determine safe working load requirements before renting scaffolding for your project. Scaffold systems with a higher working load will typically cost more to rent and install than systems with lower load capacities, so it is worth keeping this in mind when budgeting for your rental.

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To learn more about scaffold pricing or to inquire about one of our scaffold system rentals, get in touch with the team at United Scaffold Supply. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.