Essential Equipment for Any Street Closure

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Without the proper equipment, a street closure can cause major issues with traffic. Poorly marked street closures can cause delays and accidents. If you are in charge of closing a street for any reason, the equipment rental that you choose is very important. Make sure to include the following equipment with your street closure to keep traffic moving safely:


Clearly marking where the street closure starts and ends will keep traffic moving as smoothly as possible. Wood and steel barricades make it very obvious that a part of the street is closed off. With the bright orange and white paint, these barricades can be seen from far away, efficiently alerting drivers to the change in traffic.

Barricade Lamps

Barricade lamps give you the chance to make the street closure even more noticeable. With a ninety degree angle lens, a barricade lamp gives a great amount of visibility. These lamps automatically turn off when the sun is too bright. Barricade lamps meet the standards of both the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).

Light Board

Delineate where traffic should move to get around the street closure with a light board. Using solar power, this arrow board helps prevent a major traffic jam during the closure. Since the batteries are charged with solar power, you can rest assured that it is always working. Light boards are easy to use and provide an important addition to your street closure tool rentals.

A-1 Equipment Rental Center keeps Northern California equipped with all the tool, truck, tractor, and trailer rentals that you need. Whether you are planning a street closure, a huge construction project, or a move, our equipment rentals give you the necessary help. To learn more about our product rentals, please visit us online or call (650) 369-2992.

Are You Looking to Make Your Home Energy Efficient?

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Would you like to learn more about the topics covered in our recent blog posts?  Read through the following informative resources for more information about propane fillings or energy-efficient home improvement projects:

  • If you’ve recently bought a storm door, check out this step-by-step installation guide from Lowe’s, including tools you’ll need to rent.
  • Check out the DIY Network for a great resource for beginners about pneumatic air nailers.
  • The Family Handyman provides this comprehensive explanation of how to shingle a roof.
  • Read through this resource from to learn how liquid propane tanks fuel gas grills.
  • Are you tired of costly energy bills?  Skim through this list of 10 green home improvements from

Whether you require a truck, a tractor, or a simple tool, you can turn to A-1 Equipment Rental Center for all of your rental needs.  Call us at (650) 369-2992 or visit our website for more information today!

Upgrades You May Need to Improve Your Home's Energy Efficiency

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As energy prices continue to rise, many homeowners are looking for effective DIY home projects that can improve their home’s use of energy.  While many projects require little more than what you have in your toolbox at home, some require power equipment and professional tools.  Read through this list to learn what areas of your home could be more energy-efficient and what tools you’ll need to rent to improve these areas:

Replacing Windows

If you’re looking for the reason why your heating and cooling bills continue to remain high, look no further than your windows.  The type of windows you have is a large component of your home’s energy efficiency.  You will most likely need an air nailer, a drill, hammers, and other measurement tools to replace your window with a more energy-efficient material.  Depending on the height of the window, you may also want to rent a scaffold.

Improving Insulation

One of the most effective ways to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home is to seal and insulate the outer walls, ceilings, doors, and floors.  Insulation blocks warm air from leaving your home in winter and entering during the summer.  You’ll need a caulking gun or a tool to place spray foam on the desired areas.  You might also want to consider installing a storm door or storm windows, which will require a power drill, hacksaw, pliers, level, and other basic tools. 

Repairing Roof

A roof is another part of the home that tends to lower energy efficiency.  If you’re installing better quality shingles, you must rent a roofing nailer or a high-grade stapler.  You might also want to rent a ladder to safely reach the roof.  Cutters and other equipment will help you remove inadequate roofing.

Discuss your energy-efficient project with the rental specialists at A-1 Equipment Rental Center.  We offer the tools you need to get the job done, including equipment, tractor, truck, and tool rental.  Contact us today online or by calling (650) 369-2992.

Do You Know How to Use a Spade Bit?

For many individuals, searching through a box of drill bits can be a confusing affair.  However, once you learn how each bit works, you can quickly make better use of your tools.

In this video, an experienced builder demonstrates how you can effectively utilize a spade bit.  Spade bits are great tools to drill large holes quickly and easily.  However, be sure to use an underlying piece of wood or material, as drilling too far can ruin the underlying surface and damage the piece you’re drilling.

Learn more about spade bits and other tools by contacting A-1 Equipment Rental Center.  From trucks to tools, we offer a wide variety of rental products to help you with any project.  Call us today at (650) 369-2992 or visit our website to learn more about our services.

Need a Propane Tank Filled? Look No Further Than A-1 Rental Centers

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From portable stoves to gas grills, many individuals use propane as a viable source of power.  Propane is especially popular because of its clean and energy-efficient qualities.  When the time comes that you’ve exhausted your portable propane tank, come to A-1 Equipment Rental Center for efficient, safe service.


Whether you need liquid propane for your grill or for a space heater, sometimes you simply don’t have time to prearrange a refill.  If you’re in a rush, stop by our location in Redwood City for fast service.  Upon arriving, you only have to notify our attendant about your propane tank. 


Refilling your propane tank is much less expensive than exchanging your tanks.  When you exchange your tank, you forfeit any remaining propane left in the tank.  If you have your propane tank refilled at A-1 Equipment Rental Center, you’ll only pay for the propane that you need.


Propane tanks should always be refilled by a trained professional.  We operate under the strictest policies to ensure that our employees and our customers are safe when the propane tank is refilled. 

Professional Service

A-1 Equipment Rental Center is a full service truck and equipment rental company offering a wide range of full fluid and filter services.  Our experienced staff can simplify the refilling process.  We can even offer a quick visual inspection to make sure that the propane tank is in working condition.

If you need to get your propane tank refilled, contact A-1 Equipment Rental Center. In addition to our propane tank-filling services, we also offer comprehensive rental services, including equipment, truck, tractor, and tool rental.  Give us a call at (650) 369-2992 or visit our website to learn more about our products and services.

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