It is up to the trader to determine proper requirements for a scaffold and use the appropriate equipment. Fixing a single tile on a roof could be an easy task but installing solar panels that are 20 stories up isn’t. Thus, the type of a scaffold you need to rent depends exactly on what works you are going to perform and what possible risks it involves.
One of the biggest parts of your budget would always be the cost of scaffolding. Therefore, it is better to consider all factors that can influence the costs in advance. Oftentimes, two things that influence the cost of a scaffold are its height and size. However, such factors as location and type of work can also affect the final cost.
How to choose the right type of scaffolding?
The vast majority of scaffolds that are used around residential properties follow the same proven structure. Supported scaffolding is always established from the base upwards. However, sometimes you cannot use the standard scaffolding configuration. If that is the case, a specialist (either a contractor or a scaffold designer) should think of a design that will ensure stability and strength of the structure. All stages (when scaffolding is built, used and dismantled) should be taken into consideration when designing a scaffold. At Scaffolding Rental Los Angeles, we offer a wide range of scaffolds that can be used for different purposes that you can rent.
Information you need to know before renting a scaffold
If you need a scaffold, you should be able to tell:
- for how long do you need a scaffold
- where do you need it
- how are you going to use it
- how much should it handle (maximum weight capacity)
- Height and length of the scaffold
- How are you going to access the scaffold (using a ladder, for example)
- Restriction and possible risks
- Information about the building
There are also many components that make up scaffolding, such as its ropes, plates and sheeting (even though it’s not always necessary). Scaffold sheeting is needed to protect the site from damage caused by weather. The sheeting is tied to the scaffold piles. Sometimes you will also need the sheeting to paint or print something on it. For examples, companies can print their logo and name and advertise their services or products.
There is also flame redundant sheeting that can protect your site. This type of sheeting is covered in a chemical that prevents materials from catching fire and getting damaged. Scaffold sheeting will also protect your work from rain, snow, and wind.
How to determine which scaffold is the best for your needs
There are several simple steps that will help you rent the perfect scaffold that will suit all your needs:
1. To start with, you need to know the length of the working area. Include the corners of the building in your measurements. This is the area you want to cover with scaffolding.
2. Measure the height that you will need to reach with the scaffold using the tape measure.
3. You can also ask the rental company for the daily rental rate. The rate is based on the length and height of each scaffold unit. The most common scaffold units are 6 feet high and 8 feet longs, but numbers can vary depending on the type of the scaffold.
4. Now you know the length of the area and the length of the scaffold units. Evaluate the number of scaffold units you need in order to cover the length of the area. You can also determine the maximum height by dividing the height of the area with the height of the units.
5. Calculate the daily rental cost by multiplying the number of scaffolding units with the daily rental cost.
6. Think about the period of time you will rent the scaffold. Then multiple this number by the rental amount and you will get the final cost of your scaffold.
If you are looking for reliable and trustworthy rental company with safe scaffolds, Scaffolding Rental Los Angeles has been known for providing the cost-effective and quality scaffolds for all types of construction works.