Scaffold towers are a very popular access solution used globally when the job at hand is at height. A scaffold tower is unique pieces of equipment that allow people to build or repair things that are too far off the ground to reach safely by ladder. Among other things, they help people do repair work on their roofs and things like painting the side of a home or even can be used for jobs like window cleaning at a height.
You can either buy your own scaffolding or rent it, whichever works out best for you. It really will come down to weather or not you will use the scaffold tower over a long period of time or even using one for short period but regularly then it might be more economical to buy a tower. If you need one for only a short period of time or very infrequently then it probably makes more sense to rent a tower.
Scaffolding is simply a structure made from metal poles and planks that is held together by couplers and other attaching devices. Most scaffolding is made from steel/aluminum and wood products. The framework itself is generally composed of metal and the platforms and planks are wood. Some scaffolds are fixed while others are mobile.
A Mobile scaffold tower is freestanding and can be moved about by its casters and wheels which are placed on the bottom of its poles. It doesn’t have to be disassembled and reassembled each time that it is moved. This makes it preferable when you need to do work over a large area. This type of scaffolding, however, can prove to be dangerous if its wheels aren’t locked properly once it is in place.
Fixed scaffolds are built, in place, right next to your building or home. Putlog fixed scaffolding has uprights placed against its outer edge and is supported against the adjacent structure. Independent fixed scaffolding has uprights on both sides of its platforms and doesn’t use the adjacent structure for support.
Another common type of scaffolding is suspended and used mostly on high-rise buildings for window washing purposes. The scaffolding is basically just a platform that can be raised up and down the structure as needed. This type of non-towering scaffolding is commonly used today.
Scaffold towers are a great way to do construction and repair work on your home/commercial project as long as you are careful when selecting the type of scaffold you want. Be sure to find out warranty information before you buy. Also, inquire about safety precautions and installation instructions and make sure that the company you choose has an excellent customer service department.