3 access hire solutions for roof repairs and gutter cleaning

Looking to patch up your roof? Whether you need a scissor lift, cherry picker, or mast lift, you can count on us to help you get the job done!

Over the course of the year, and especially in autumn and winter, your gutters and roof can take a bit of a beating from the harsh wind, rain, and snow, and you may end up needing some repairs. One thing that you’ll always need to do is routine cleaning of your gutters; it may not be the most glamorous job, but it’s incredibly important to the maintenance of your home. If left clogged, they can cause severe water damage to both the inside and outside of your home, including damage to the roof, walls and foundation of your home, causing rot and other structural problems.

So, when it comes time to patch up your roof or to undertake the annual cleaning of your gutters, what are your options? You can either hire a professional to come over and take care of the job for you or take matters into your own hands with our tool hire services. Working at height requires a certain amount of know-how, and it can be dangerous, but if you’re looking to save some cash and get the job done on your own time, we have a variety of powered access equipment for hire that’ll help you make short work of the task.

Slice the price of a professional with our scissor lift hire

When it comes to cleaning your gutters, you need to be able to comfortably and, more importantly, safely work at a height, and that’s where our scissor lift hire comes in handy! Scissors provide an efficient, stable platform with guardrails, reducing the risk of any falls while you’re cleaning out your gutter and making it simple to access hard-to-reach gutters. Most houses in the UK stand at around 8m-10m tall, so our 7.72m Electric Scissor Lift – ES Hire would be the ideal candidate for the job

It has an electric front-wheel drive for excellent manoeuvrability and extended use. The manual roll-out deck extension gives you extra workspace. With only two hydraulic hoses, maintenance is easy, and leaks are less likely. Plus, its narrow design fits through most doorways aisles and makes it easy to manoeuvre it to exactly where you need to be.

The only way is up with our vertical mast lift hire

The Genie AWP-25S Super Series aerial work platform is perfect for home maintenance tasks, offering ease of use, convenience, and flexibility. It’s designed for light-duty construction and maintenance applications, making it ideal for tasks such as cleaning gutters and fixing easily accessed roof damage, as well as a bunch of other home maintenance projects.

This AWP model is lighter and more suitable for van use, making it well-suited for residential areas. It is equipped with four stabilisers for increased reliability while working at heights, ensuring safety during home maintenance tasks. What’s more, the 9.57m Aerial Work Platform push-around lift easily rolls through a standard door. Its rocker base system allows for manoeuvrability over door thresholds and power cables, making it convenient for use in home environments.

Patch up any hard-to-reach places with our cherry picker hire

When it comes to patching up your roof, sometimes the damage is in hard-to-reach areas, and climbing on the roof with a set of ladders just isn’t safe enough. That’s where our cherry-picker hire saves the day! At Smiths Hire, we have a variety of cherry pickers to choose from, whether you’re looking for the unrivalled mobility of a van mounted cherry picker, a spider lift or an articulated boom.

Whatever type of cherry picker you’re looking for, we have it. Still, if you need some help picking one out, our 12.2m Articulated Cherry Picker from Niftylift is an excellent choice for both patching up roof damage and cleaning out gutters (two birds one stone!). It is safe and reliable with a working height of 12m and horizontal outreach of 6m, making it perfect for areas on your roof with limited access.

This cherry picker is versatile and reliable, thanks to its compact dimensions, class-leading working envelope, 360-degree rotation capability, and low-weight chassis. What’s more, the telescopic upper boom provides increased accuracy when positioning the platform, and the 6.10m outreach is perfect for reaching up and over all kinds of obstacles you may encounter on your roof, like solar panels, ariels and chimneys. With deep tread rough terrain tyres providing extra grip, this cherry picker is well-suited for various environments, including soft ground, so no matter what the ground surrounding your house is like, you’re good to go with the 12.2m Articulated Cherry Picker – Niftylift HR12NDE.

Niftylift HR12NDE Articulated Boom (WH 12.2m)

This is just a glimpse of the vast array of equipment we offer. From powered access hire to a multitude of other tools, we have everything you need for any task you undertake. If you’re unsure about the right equipment for your job, our friendly team of experts is just a call away. We’re always ready to assist you in making the perfect choice!

For over 50 years, we’ve been helping our customers access quality equipment and tool hire. Today, we have 16 depots operating across the North West and Yorkshire, including major cities such as Manchester, Liverpool, and Leeds. So, if you need assistance, give us a call on 0333 323 2100, and we’ll be happy to advise!