top of page

Buy vs Rent Pipe and Drape In New York City

Why is it better to buy pipe and drape hardware or other soft goods Drape Atelier offers for purchase?

We’re often asked when it is better to rent and when it is better to buy pipe and drape or other equipment we stock. This would depend on several factors:

The frequency of your events or productions is a leading factor. If you're producing the same type of events several times a year, it would be more cost-effective to purchase. If you buy the equipment, you'll have the same configuration and standards without the ease of renting. 

Maintenance and storage are also two of the leading reasons our clients prefer renting versus purchasing. Keeping equipment well maintained and soft goods appropriately stored is paramount for the safety and success of your productions. We have a vast operation dedicated to the cleaning and maintenance of everything we stock. Storage is another essential and deciding factor. If your company or venue has ample storage space, purchasing might be the way to go. This equipment is bulky and heavy and vastly varies in sizing. 

Custom production is the final factor in deciding if purchase or rental is best for you. If you're looking for something unique, one-of-a-kind, and custom produced, a sales order will be the only option. We produce these soft goods based on your exact design goals and specifications. Whether you are looking for custom printing, custom backdrops, custom carpets, branded event carpets, or specific fabrics or drapery styles, we can get it done seamlessly with rush production available as a last-minute solution. 

For help with either a sales or rental order, contact us here. We look forward to serving you. 

bottom of page