Buy or Rent an RB4000: Which is Right for Your Roof Replacement Business?

How will the RB4000 help you grow your business? You'd like to find out, and maybe you've already checked out our Buyer's Guide, but you're still not sure whether renting or buying is the right call. Download our quick reference infographic or read on to learn a few key factors to consider.

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Buy an RB4000: Key Considerations

You want to lower tax liability.

The Section 179 Tax Break currently allows small business owners to deduct the full purchase price, up to $1 million, on qualifying equipment in 2018. Talk with your accountant for details about how this could lower liability on your 2018 return. (Note: Section 179 timeframes and limits can vary from year to year. This info covers the 2018 tax year only. Always verify current Section 179 guidelines before making a purchase.)

You plan to use the RB4000 on most or all jobs.

Rental availability can be tricky, especially in areas with few rental companies. Owning an RB4000 gives you complete access to use it when and where you need it. And, because these roofing trailers are built to the highest quality standards, you can count on minimum downtime with your RB4000. 

You will use the RB4000 to raise your marketing game.

The self-propelled roofing trailer works as a powerful marketing tool because it positions you as a contractor with the tools and processes to install a new roof with no mess. As an Equipter owner, you'll have access to ready-to-go marketing materials, like videos and flyers, that show homeowners why you're the best value for their money.

 

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Rent an RB4000: Key Considerations

You want to try before you buy.

If you haven’t used an RB4000, a rental is a smart way to try it before making a big investment. Renting it for a few weeks will give you and crews a solid handle on using this specialized trailer and seeing how it will boost productivity, cut cleanup time, and help grow your bottom line.

You will only use the RB4000 on specific projects.

Whether roof replacement isn’t your bread-and-butter or you only plan to use the trailer on certain projects, like commercial tear-offs, renting is a cost-effective way to access this productivity-boosting equipment without the cost of ownership.

You understand the costs of long-term rental vs purchase. 

Renting can be cost-effective if you're only using the RB4000 occasionally, especially when you consider it saves labor costs and drastically reduces cleanup time. But renting for long periods costs considerably more than a purchase, with weekly rental rates running $600-800 per week.* 

In contrast, with financing and a $1,500 down payment, RB4000 purchase payments come in around $650 per month.**

Use our rental locator below to find a rental near you. If you can’t find a unit nearby, call us at 855-378-4783. We maintain good relationships with our rental partners, so sometimes we can connect you with an opportunity not apparent through our rental database.

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Still not sure if renting or buying is best for your business?

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*Based on national averages, September 2018
**Based on financing options available September 2018. Call for current rates. Your payment may be different based on several factors, including credit score. Financing subject to credit approval.