Taking care of your sheets during installation

For more than thirty years, we have spent our time providing customers with an impressive variety of building products. One of the most popular is our box profile sheets. They come in handy for all kinds of projects. This includes both large and small scale roofing.

Lifting

When handling your sheets, you should take care to prevent any damage during installation. If feasible, you should employ mechanical handling gear. Examples include things like forklift trucks. Dragging the sheet’s edge when you unload them can scratch the sheet below. As a result, you must make sure you lift each piece of sheeting clear instead of dragging anything. Before lifting the sheets onto your roof, ensure that you remove the packaging.

Securing

Once you are on the roof, keep your sheets secured to it. Make certain you do this prior to fixing. Keep them near the rafter line and spread out. This will allow you to distribute their weight evenly across your purlins. You need to remove any debris you encounter during the installation. You can’t leave any surplus fasteners and off-cuts of insulation on your sheeting either.

Cutting

Box profile sheets

Crimp Curved Box Profile sheets

If you have to cut the sheets, we recommend that you do so on the ground. Rest them face down on padded supports. You should cut them using utensils that don’t generate much heat. This could harm the coating on your sheets. You may want longer, straight cuts. If so, use a circular saw that has a fine-tooth metal cutting blade capable of producing a cold cut. For small cuts that aren’t straight, openings, and cut-outs, we suggest you use a reciprocating saw or jigsaw.

At Peter Wragge Supplies, we have plenty of options for you to choose from. Our range of sheets includes fibre cement, aluminium, and steel variants. With the aluminium and steel types, you have approximately 20 colours to pick from.

We are happy to recommend our box profile sheets for lots of projects. Contact us today if you would like to find out more or want to place an order.