Renting Versus Purchase: Which is Best?

Woman thinking with arrows going in different directions, symbolizing thinking of all of the different benefits to either purchasing or renting a tent

Tents are an integral part of any party or event. From protecting from the elements to creating the perfect environment, their benefits are both practical and aesthetically pleasing! When it comes to tents, there are two options: renting or purchasing. At Big T Tents, we often get asked which is best, and we’re here to give you the answer…..It depends!

Both options have unique advantages, and the best choice for you depends on various factors. In this blog, we’ll walk through the different options that come with each to help you make an informed decision. So, let’s dive in and explore the world of tent rentals and purchases!

Factors to Consider

Before we go into specifics, in general, there are some factors you should consider before calling about a tent. Consider the duration and frequency of use, your budget, and specific requirements. If you’re still unsure, we can guide you through the decision-making process and ensure you get the perfect tent solution for your event.

Renting a Tent

Renting a tent is a perfect option for those needing a tent for a single event or a short duration. With Big T Tents, you’ll have access to a wide range of tents to suit your needs, and you can still enjoy some customization in the setup.

Renting a tent saves you the hassle of storage and maintenance, as the rental company takes care of all these aspects. Additionally, renting is more budget-friendly for short-term needs or one-time events, as you won’t need to invest a larger sum of money upfront.

Big T will also handle all aspects of set up and take down- all you need to do is ensure you’re prepared and sign off that you love the setup!

Purchasing a Tent

Two of the biggest benefits of purchasing a tent are the ability to customize it to your specific needs and always having a tent when needed.

Purchasing a tent becomes a more economical option when you consider the frequency and duration of use. If you plan to use the tent for eight weeks or more continuously or multiple times throughout the year, purchasing may be more cost-effective. Tents can be stored in a relatively small space and, when properly maintained, can last for many years.

At Big T Tents, we offer repair and cleaning services by appointment for any tents purchased, and you can order replacement parts like sidewalls and tops without having to buy a whole new tent. If you need help setting up or tearing down your purchased tent, give us a call. We are happy to assist for a small fee if our scheduling permits.

Contact Big T Tents today and let us help you make the best choice for your event. Whether renting or purchasing, we proudly serve the Kansas City, Missouri area with all their tent needs. You can always trust Big T Tents to provide a memorable and stress-free experience. Give us a call at 816-861-4999 to get started!