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How Much Does It Cost to Rent Scaffolding?

Scaffolding Rentals | March 26, 2020

Having a good understanding of how much it costs to rent scaffolding will help ensure that your project stays on budget. At United Scaffold Supply, we offer a range of scaffolding for rent, making it easy to find the ideal scaffolding for your unique project requirements and budget.

Factors that will Affect the Cost of Renting Scaffolding

Some of the different factors that can affect the cost of renting scaffolding include:

1. Labour Costs

Since most types of scaffolding come in a variety of different pieces that will need to be assembled onsite, it is a good idea to consider hiring labour from the scaffold rental company to assemble it for you. The cost of labour for installing scaffolding can vary depending on the height, width, and weight of the scaffold; however, while it may cost more money to have the scaffold installed for you, the price is worth ensuring that the scaffolding is set up correctly and safely.

2. Transportation Costs

Vehicles, such as semi-trucks, large trucks, or even large vans, will be needed to transport the scaffolding from the rental company to the construction site. In most cases, your scaffold rental company should be able to transport the scaffolding for you; however, they may charge a small fee for delivery, depending on the size of the scaffolding rental.

3. Special Modifications

Scaffolding can be designed to include little 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 the modifications could come standard in the rental package you choose; however, depending on the modifications, you may have to request these additions specially, which could potentially bring up the cost of your rental.

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 worksite. Depending on the load requirements you need, the cost of the scaffolding you rent may be hirer than it would be to rent scaffolding for a job requiring lighter materials.

If you would like to learn more about how much it costs to rent scaffolding, or if you are interested in our scaffold rental services, please contact United Scaffold Supply at 1-866-820-6341 or by filling out a contact form on our website.