Depending on the type and size, a custom inflatable can run between $500 and $25,000. Every aspect of your project is considered so you get the perfect size for your event(s) along with exacting detail in the design and production of your balloon.
Because we create a unique custom inflatable for each client, we have no set price list. Each project is quoted based on your precise specifications.
Yes, cold-air shapes do come with "tether" or "anchor" straps that keep the inflatables secured to the ground or roof.
Let's not think about it! You don't want your helium inflatable to get away because it will go sailing off into the sunset. Instead, you want to be sure your helium inflatable (and any other inflatables) is properly tethered. Check that the tether line is not rubbing against anything or near a heat source. If the line is cut or burned, you could lose your inflatable.
You will need to add helium to your inflatable every three to five days. If you're planning long-term use of your inflatable, ask your helium supplier if he/she can deliver fresh tanks as needed.
The answer is different depending on the type of inflatable you have.
The best way to attach your inflatable to a building (rooftop, etc.) is by drilling into the concrete block or the mortar between bricks. This gives a sturdy connection that should hold solid.
That depends on the type of blower your inflatable has. For external blowers use the zipper and Velcro strap to simply attach the blower sleeve to the blower tube.
There are two common types of internal blowers.
Choosing the inflation location and where to connect the tether straps is the hardest part of the installation. Select the location when you conduct your site survey. That way, on installation day, things will go quickly.
Yes, an installation manual with easy-to-follow instructions is included with your order.
It isn't hard to keep your inflatables in good shape. Just follow these simple steps:
Yes, but availability depends on the site location. It is best to schedule service calls ahead of time if possible.
1. Tell us your vision
2. We 3D render it
3. We bring your idea to life!
Depending on the type and size, a custom inflatable can run between $500 and $25,000. Every aspect
of your project is considered so you get the perfect size for your event(s) along with exacting detail in
the design and production of your balloon. Because we create a unique custom inflatable for each client, we have no set price list. Each project is quoted based on your precise specifications.
You need to use kilowatts in your calculations, so if your rating plate is expressed in watts instead of kilowatts, divide that number by 1000 to determine kilowatts. If your rating plate is expressed in volts and amps, multiply the volts by the amps = watts, then divide by 1000 to get kilowatts.
The kilowatt rating of an appliance is equal to the number of units of electricity it consumes per hour of operation. Those units of electricity are expressed in kilowatt hours (kWh).
Refer to your latest electricity bill to find out the unit rate you are paying for electricity. It is expressed in cents per kWh. Most locations have 2 rates - one for peak supply and one for off-peak. Use the peak rate to calculate running costs of your inflatable system.
If your electricity cost is 12 cents per unit:
The zoning of inflatable outdoor advertising falls to each, individual city. Policies for using inflatables often falls under the cities sign ordinance. Often policies are ambiguous, referring to inflatables as "ambient" balloons or devices, which could apply to either helium or cold-air inflatables. Other cities are more specific.
Just as the definition of inflatables is confusing, actual regulations can be just as frustrating to comprehend. Here is some information on permitting taken from a variety of sources. This information is strictly a list of facts and opinions for you to take under consideration when researching the zoning regulations in your town.
Usually the city's planning department is in charge of offering permits so they are always a good source for information. Some cities post their regulations and applications on their websites. Typcially, one of three things is foundfor different cities.
1. Bans the use of inflatable advertising.
2. Has restrictions on the content, size or duration of inflatable use.
3. Has no restrictions whatsoever.
If a business owner is inclined to understand their city's policy s/he typically chooses:
1. To follow the cities regulations to the letter.
2. To purchase and install the inflatable unless or until the business is asked to take it down.
When businesses think about using outdoor inflatables they might consider how long the inflatable will be needed and whether or not inflatables are legal in their city. We have been told that in cities where inflatables are not allowed, businesses find the increased revenue inflatable advertising generates more than compensates for any fine they may incur.
Before making any decision, it's a good idea to call the zoning office or city hall. You can always call anonymously or do your research via the Internet so as not to make your business suspect. We have also been told that many inflatables users take a brief tour of their areas in search of inflatable advertising that is currently in use. This is a good indicator of whether others in your city have chosen to use inflatables. You'll want to have all the facts and opinions before deciding which route to take.
Custom Inflatables encourages you to find out the facts from your local government offices and other business owners in your area. With all the details in hand, you can make the best decision for you and your business.