When planning fun activities for children bouncehouses always seem to end up at the top of the list. The ever present questions is, do I rent or purchase a bouncer? Renting can has the benefit of not having to store or maintain the bouncer.  Renting also offers larger bouncers and more options for your fun. Purchasing a bouncer give you the peace of mind knowing that you are in control of the product you are going to use. Check out the list of pros and cons below and make the decision for yourself! 

Pros & Cons of Renting a Bouncer


  • Less Stress: A Bouncer rental company will come and setup the bouncer and in some cases leave a safety operator so you don't have to worry about watching the kids.
  • Commercial Grade: Rental Bouncers are all commercial grade vinyl which means they are larger and offer much more space for bouncing.
  • Insurance: Many homeowners insurance policies do not cover injuries on the property. A commercial bouncer company is required to carry insurance for up to 1 million dollars.


  • Size: Sometimes  commercial bouncers are too tall to fit into back yards. The average size is 15ft by 15ft by 15ft.
  • Cost: Commercial bouncers can cost more than the ones you can purchase at sam's club or walmart.
  • Scheduling: On busier weekends such as holidays, bouncer rental companies are extremely busy and may not have one available.

Pros & Cons of Buying a Bouncer


  • Less Space: Bouncers available for purchase are much smaller than the commercial ones. This means less item to put in storage
  • Less to Clean: Bouncers for purchase are smaller yet offer much less surface area to clean. This means you can keep it cleaner for longer.
  • Cost: Smaller bouncers can be purchased for as little as $200.00 but remember what you are saving in money, you are giving up in durability and sustainability.


  • Less Safety: Many bouncers available for purchase are less safe than commercial bouncers. Some do not even have tie downs available to anchor the bouncer to the ground.
  • Smaller Bouncing Area: Bouncers for purchase have a smaller bouncing area meaning less kids can bounce and more kids to manage in line.
  • No Warranty: Most bouncers for purchase come with a limited warranty that covers damage when first opened only.

The Choice is Yours but we Suggest you just call us.

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