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Scaffolding

Definition

A temporary structure used during construction/maintenance/painting projects to raise and support workers (or one worker), required materials, and equipment.

Things you need to know

Scaffolding can be as simple as one plank secured between two ladders. Conversely, it may be as complicated as an erector-set-like structure (composed of wood, metal and steel or aluminum tubing).

Also known as

Scaffold, Staging

Cost Considerations

Professionals typically have their own scaffolding. For DIY projects, scaffolding may be rented for $15 to $50 a day or $40 to $150 a week. These costs depend on the size/type of scaffolding as well as your geographical location.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.