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Renting vs Buying Scaffolding

Scaffold Rentals, Scaffold Supply | February 11, 2021

The decision of whether to rent or buy scaffolding should depend on a couple of different factors. Even if your company might use it frequently, it is often better to rent scaffolding rather than purchase it. If you are unsure about whether you should rent or buy scaffolding, the team of experts from United Scaffold Supply can help you make an informed decision.

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When Should You Rent Scaffolding?

Renting scaffolding tends to be the best option for people and businesses that do not have the resources required to set up and dismantle a scaffold. Since the skills and equipment needed to set up and dismantle scaffolding will vary from project to project, renting scaffolding will provide you with access to a team of professionals who can help you properly set up and dismantle the scaffold no matter what your project requirements are.

When considering whether you should rent or buy scaffolding, it is also a good idea to take the overall cost of buying scaffolding into consideration. If you do not use scaffolding on a regular basis, renting a scaffold will most likely be the best option for you because then you will not have to worry about spending money on maintenance and replacement parts or about finding space to store the scaffold when it is not in use.

When Should You Buy Scaffolding?

If you have the resources required to set up and dismantle scaffolding and you use scaffolding on a regular basis, buying it might be in your best interests. Although buying scaffolding will typically cost more money upfront, it can save you time and money in the long run, as you will not have to worry about paying the rental company to transport the scaffolding to and from the jobsite.

Before buying scaffolding, it is always a good idea to calculate and compare the total costs for renting vs buying scaffolding in order to determine if it is the right investment for your business. Make sure to take into consideration how often the scaffolding will be used, as well as the overall costs to maintain it.

If you would like to learn more about whether or not you should rent or buy scaffolding, or if you are interested in one of our scaffolding products, please contact United Scaffold Supply at 1-866-820-6341. Our team of professionals would love to help you make the best decision for your unique business needs.