Does My Home Improvement Project Require Scaffolding?

in Home-improvement

One of the many joys and responsibilities that comes along with owning a home is the inevitable need for home improvement projects along the way. Certain home improvement projects will require some extra height to get to those hard to reach places. Extension ladders that lean against a wall and free-standing step ladders are ideal for jobs such as changing light bulbs, painting, replacing fixtures, or even cleaning gutters. However, there are some home improvement projects that may require working at heights of at least two or three stories off the ground. When faced with a project at such heights, it is not advisable to use a ladder. Homeowners may also sometimes have a project where they would prefer not to lean a ladder against a surface for fear of damage. These types of projects are best completed on aluminum scaffolding.

Aluminum Scaffolding

Aluminum scaffolding provides a temporary yet sturdy, sound platform above the ground. Not only does scaffolding provide a safe, secure way to get off the ground and get the job done, the platform itself can cover a wider area than a ladder, allowing access to a larger area without constantly having to climb up and down to move the scaffold. The aluminum scaffold plank also provides a place to keep the materials needed for your project such as bricks, paint or toolbox.

Scaffolding Available for Rent

If you are working on a home improvement project that does require scaffolding, these structures are available for rent. Do your research and shop around companies in your area to find the best rate possible. It is also important to find out if the company offers a set up and tear down service. Because scaffolding is all about safety, it is critical that it is set up properly and by trained professionals.

When trying to decide between using a ladder or aluminum scaffolding for your next home improvement project, consider the height of the project, how long you will be above the ground, and your own personal feelings and comfort level about how high up you will be. Do not compromise your safety. If your project is going to take you to heights of two stories or more, choose aluminum scaffolding.

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This article was published on 2011/07/05