Scaffolding is necessary when you need to have a steady platform to walk on or ample space to keep your tools and supplies within reach. You’ll do a better job in less time than trying to work from a ladder. Renting scaffolding is far less expensive than buying scaffolding if you only need to use it occasionally or for a single job. Scaffolding comes in different forms; mobile scaffolding, fixed scaffolding, or hanging scaffolding.
Types of Scaffolding
Mobile scaffolding is an independent freestanding scaffold on wheels that does not need support from another structure. It allows you to easily move it to the immediate area you’re working on. Fixed scaffolding can either be independent or putlog. Independent scaffolding does not need support from another structure. Putlog scaffold uses a structure, like a building, to secure the working platform to. Hanging scaffolding has a suspended platform that can be raised and lowered as often used by window washers.
Estimate Scaffolding Budget
Keep safety in mind when estimating your scaffold budget. Don’t try to save money as it could end up costing you more if a trip to the emergency room becomes necessary. There are many online scaffolding estimation tools you could use to determine pricing. The best and most accurate means of estimating your scaffolding needs is to call a local scaffolding supplier. They can also help you to determine the type of scaffolding and scaffolding safety features you should have for your particular job.
Budget for Safety Equipment
It is worth repeating again; don’t budget for economy over safety. If people will be walking under the scaffolding, consider adding toe boards. Budget for scaffold planks specifically designed to fit your rented scaffolding rather than try to save money using your own boards. Rent guardrails even for lower heights. Listen to the experts at the scaffolding rental companies you talk to. They will only suggest the scaffold pieces necessary for working and maintaining a safe work environment.
Rented Scaffolding Price Comparisons
In this digital world, you might be tempted to compare prices between different scaffolding rental companies on the internet. A scaffold rental company that is farther away could appear to be cheaper, but the cost of shipping the scaffold could end up being more expensive with the longer distance. It is usually best to rent scaffolding locally or with a long established company like Sunset Ladder & Scaffold who services large areas like all of Southern California.
Sunset Ladder & Scaffold History
Sunset Ladder & Scaffold opened its doors in 1929. Early on they began manufacturing wooden ladders and scaffold planks for both rental and sale. Multiple daily deliveries were made to virtually every major Motion Picture Studio in Hollywood. Manilla rope block and tackle equipment for window washers was hand made on site and rented out for work on all medium high rise buildings throughout Southern California. Since the 1930’s Sunset Ladder has provided specialized scaffolding and planks to just about every float builder for the world renowned Rose Parade providing safe access for the decorators. Today rental and sales of scaffolding is still a large part of their business.
With this long history of building, renting, and selling scaffolding, it is no wonder they are the premier scaffolding supplier in Southern California. When you need to rent or buy scaffolding, give them a call. Their highly trained and experienced personnel can answer any of your questions and provide service that goes beyond your expectations.
|About Sunset Ladder & Scaffold
Sunset Ladder and Scaffold rents and sells the safest and highest quality ladders, scaffolding and related products available since 1929. We rent and sell ALL types of ladders and scaffolding that the industry offers including our own American-made Sunset Ladder Co and EZ Lift brands.