When to Rent or Buy Scaffolding

If you are undertaking a massive home improvement project, then you are going to have a lot of decision making on your hands. One of the decisions that you need to make during a major home renovation is whether to rent or buy your scaffolding system. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages.

You have to make decisions in every aspect of the renovation to make sure that everything will go smoothly and according to plan. It is also better to get involved in every process so that you can know if the project is adhering to the timeline and budget that you have set.

Here are some questions you need to answer first before you decide on whether to buy or to rent.

How long are you going to use it?

One of the factors in deciding whether or not to buy your own scaffolding system is the amount of time you are planning to use it. If your renovation is estimated to last for less than three months, then it is more economical on your part in renting a scaffolding system. However, if your home project will require the use of scaffolding longer than eight months, then you might find it cheaper to purchase your own set. One advantage of having your scaffolding is that you can use it over and over again whenever you need it even after the renovation project is over.

Do you have enough storage?

Another question to keep in mind is the amount of extra storage you have. Scaffolding equipment requires a lot of room, even if you dismantle it properly. If you do not have enough storage, then renting a scaffolding system is a more practical decision. On the other hand, if you see that you have a lot of spare room and you can afford it, having scaffolding equipment around will be more efficient since you can quickly assemble one for housework that is far above the ground.

Can you handle the equipment safely? 

You should put into mind the amount of time to assemble and disassemble a scaffolding system. Are you capable of doing it safely? There are different types of scaffolding which require different skills in setting up and taking down. If you have enough experience dealing with scaffolding, then keeping one for your own will not be a problem for you. If you do not have the experience, then you will have more trouble looking for somebody to help you out every time you need to use your scaffolding. You and your team’s safety should be your number one concern when deciding to purchase your own scaffolding.

Can your budget afford it? 

Take note of how much budget you need to complete your home renovation. If you have enough money to spare, then purchasing your own scaffolding equipment may be the right decision for you. However, you should consider that the money you spent on purchasing the scaffolding system may be used as a buffer budget should some problems arise during your project that may require you shell out more cash. On the other hand, going with a construction company, like Synergy Scaffoldings, may be advantageous for you in the long run.

Remember that when you are deciding to rent or purchase scaffolding equipment, always put safety above all else. Do not attempt to buy scaffolding or any construction equipment if you do not know how to handle this equipment.

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