The Aerial Work Platforms Your Crew Needs for Roof Repairs This Season
Posted by: Erika Green on October 21, 2019
Late summer and early fall are optimal times for chimney and roofing repairs due to the cool, dry weather. In order to take advantage, you’ll need to gear up your roofing and chimney teams. This can include everything from aerial lifts to roofing equipment and safety gear.
Some jobs require more innovative, large roofing equipment. For those special circumstances, The Home Depot Rental has your crew covered with aerial work platforms such as towable and self-propelled boom lifts. Safety is always a top priority, so it’s important to make the right call for your crew.
Aerial Work Platforms for Roofers
The Home Depot Rental offers plenty of boom lifts with industry-leading brands like Genie and JLG to provide safe, efficient access for roof restorations and repairs. Our fleet of lifts are easy to maneuver, offer stable platforms and can allow your team to safely reach the at-height project.
Boom lifts are the perfect complement to roofing equipment. They offer large, sturdy aerial work platforms allowing up to two people to be raised simultaneously, maximizing efficiency. This is often a safer alternative to other equipment or tools, especially if the roof is quite high.
They are ideal for all types of roof repairs or maintenance, especially if the pitch is extremely sharp. Be sure to review the operator’s manual prior to renting and handling to be confident in the proper use of all equipment.
While boom lifts can hold you and some tools, a 5,500 lb. telehandler from Gehl (available in select locations) is the perfect machine to get heavy, bulky materials such as a pallet of shingles or roofing paper from the ground to the work area.
Meeting Chimney Sweeps’ Needs
Boom lifts are useful for chimney sweeps and a strong choice if your crew needs a lot of maneuverability to do repairs or improvements. The long arms can be angled in many directions to access hard-to-reach places.
If the home or building you’re working on has a tall, difficult to reach chimney, an articulating boom lift may be a solution for you and your crew. When working on crown cracks, a boom lift can suspend chimney sweeps above the flue for a safer approach. If the surrounding chimney bricks need repairs, the lift can hold not only the chimney sweep, but a pressure washer and sprayer for brick sealant. The same goes for replacing and repairing mortar and flashing. At The Home Depot Rental, we offer a variety of lifts with maximum heights of up to 50 feet, from our 35 foot towable T350 to the articulating SkyJack SJ46AJ or towable JLG T500 50 foot boom lifts.
Everything in Between
The Home Depot is a one-stop shop for crews to stock up on roofing equipment. In addition to renting large equipment like aerial work platforms for roofing and chimney jobs, we also provide roofing supplies like shingles, roofing paper, and roofing nails. Our Rental Centers also carry compressors and air nailers to suit every customer’s needs.
Chimney repair equipment is also easy to find at The Home Depot with flashing, mortar, and brick sealant. So, whatever your next job throws at you, The Home Depot has what your crew needs when it comes to roofing and chimney jobsites.