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Deciding Between Renting and Buying Scaffolding Boston, MA

by Kevil Nill Nescaffold

As a site contractor, manager, or owner, you know the use of scaffolding is essential. The question to ask, though, is whether you should buy or hire scaffolds. Well, since it is a common question, here are some key points that may help you and others to realize why renting scaffolding Boston, MA, is a better option.

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  • Project span

To begin with, how long you expect your project to last can influence your choice to hire or purchase scaffolding. If your project is expected to run for over three months, then it would only be an economically viable decision that you should buy yours. If the project is not projected to last beyond the third month, however, it would not make any sense to purchase structures and then bring them down only to start wondering what to do with them.

Also, if you are starting as a contractor, the best approach would be to start with scaffolding rental companies. As your work expands, you may contemplate buying yours but after considering all other factors such as storage, transportation, and security costs.

  • Storage space is essential

If you are planning to buy scaffolding platforms, you had better have a storage area set up for the same. This will help you to have the much-needed peace of mind that they are safe when not in use. However, if you do not have enough storage space for the structures and because they can occupy large spaces, it would be highly advisable to rent.

  • Saving on costs

There are multiples costs associated with owning scaffolding. To begin with, you would need to save for an extra high initial buying capital, which would not be needed if you were renting. If you are renting them, the costs will considerably go down, not forgetting that you can negotiate for favorable charges.

Also, there are other costs associated with the transportation and storage of the scaffolding platforms. It would also be costly to provide security for the storage area. These are problems that you would not have to worry about if you are hiring them.

  • Labor

Lastly, buying scaffolding needs you to have the requisite workforce to work on them. When you hire them, you will not need extra labor because the rental company takes care of the assembly, set-up, and the dismantling of their platforms.


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