As a fence rental company, we are obviously biased towards renting vs buying a fence as a short term solution. We do, however, recognize that there are instances when buying a fence would be advantageous. So, should you rent or buy a fence for your next special event?
Event coordinators should consider the pros and cons of each. We believe there are more advantages to renting. One of the benefits is that a temporary fence rental company will perform all the setup for you. You would need your own staff to show up early to do the setup if you owned your own fence. This would result in higher staff pay.
Having your own fence also requires extra storage space when it’s not in use. Fencing material, barricades, and the tarp that goes over some of the fencing require massive amounts of space. Do you have that kind of room available in your warehouse? Furthermore, you will also need to rent a truck to transport the fencing material to the event location and back.
We definitely recommend renting for seasonal events held once a year. It’s definitely not more beneficial to buy if you only require the fence once or twice annually.
The only time it’s better to buy your own fence is if you plan frequent events, perhaps every couple of months or so. This may save you some money in the long run, but don’t forget that with your own fence comes the setup, transportation, and storage responsibilities.
Purchasing a fence is always an option, but Rent-A-Fence believes the benefits of renting outweigh those of buying in most instances. This is the case whether you’re coordinating for an event or for an emergency situation. Deciding between renting or buying a fence is a no-brainer if you only hold events once in a blue moon.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Serving all of Washington State including the Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellingham, Olympia, Ellensburg, Yakima, Pasco and Kennewick areas, and parts of northern Idaho and northeastern Oregon since 1958