• 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:

    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.