The kind of scaffolding you ought to rent depends on the extent of work you have at hand. Compared to purchasing a whole system for one-time use, renting one is more cost-effective and requires minimal charge. However, rental rates may differ according to the structure of the equipment you need and the quality of the materials used in the manufacture of the parts. Although you will simply need one for house repairs, do not forgo quality in exchange for cheap costs. Some companies offer counterfeit structures at very low rates. Remember that working comfortably and safely off the ground is far more important than saving a few dollars from the rental.
A whole system has three main parts. They are the standards, ledgers and transoms. Standards is the word used to label the pipes positioned upwards where pipes positioned sidewards are attached. The height of these pipes depends on the height of the area which has to be worked on. The ledgers are the criss-cross pipes which appear sideward in between the standards. Lastly, the transoms are the small pipes responsible for the stability of the entire structure. They run perpendicular to the ledgers where platforms are positioned. Once you get in touch with a scaffolding services provider, probe about all the materials needed for these parts. Never go on with the renting if you are missing just one of them.
As for the different kinds of this structure, there are at least four known types seen in most construction sites – fixed, mobile, suspended and hanging bracket. The fixed kind, as the term suggests cannot be moved and is often attached to the edifice worked on. This is often used outside houses where roof replacements are done. Mobile scaffolds have wheels that make them free moving and transferable from one location to another. Scaffolds which are comparably small in size are movable. If you want a platform that can be adjusted to the height of the areas you are working on, the suspended type is the best type for you to rent. The last kind, hanging bracket scaffold, is unlikely to be used for repairing house structures. The ledgers of this kind are often attached to the floors of tall buildings.