There are many reasons why the cost of scaffolding, be that for sale or for rental, varies. When you look for scaffolding for sale, the first thing you must consider is how big your project is. This will determine how wide and long the area that you intend to work on will be. All other factors are linked directly to this consideration. For instance, how many people will work on the project and how much weight does the scaffolding has to support, are all factors linked to the size of your project.
Factors to Consider
There are other factors to consider as well. For instance, you must think about the type of scaffolding that you require. Those with heavy components tend to be more expensive as well. For example, if you want to build a concrete wall, then you will need something that is able to carry the weight of concrete blocks.
Next, you have to consider how long you want to use the equipment, although this only matters if you want to rent, rather than purchase. Renting is a popular option for those who only require a scaffolding tower for a short period of time. However, if there are regular projects, which means scaffolding has to be rented again and again, then purchasing will be a better option.
Another factor that may affect the cost is whether it is scaffolding for home use, or whether it must be industrial strength. Industrial strength scaffolding is, naturally, more expensive. They are stronger, bigger, heavier, and made of more high-quality materials. To keep the cost down, renting sections of this type of scaffolding may be an option. However, if there is a lot of construction going on, then this may turn out to be more expensive again. Home use scaffolding towers tend to be much smaller. They are in high demand during springtime, when people start to renovate their properties. The rental price may go up if you book it last minute rather than well in advance.
Lastly, the materials used in the scaffolding are factors of importance. Usually, they are constructed of wood and metal, with metal (aluminum or steel) used for the tower itself, and wood for the floorboards. However, some structures are made completely out of wood. These t end to be more expensive due to the material itself. Considering they are also less safe, harder to set up, and more complex to use, they are slowly being taken out of circulation. Rather, people tend to now opt for aluminum towers, which are flexible, durable, strong, and lightweight. They are also far less expensive, particularly if you are happy to purchase a second-hand tower.
These are the main factors that will influence how much your scaffolding purchase or rental will cost. Take your time to compare the different providers, requesting at least three different quotations. This will ensure you can find the best value for money, which is not necessarily the cheapest option.