Secure your sheets and avoid dragging

We are a supplier of first-rate roofing products, but that’s not the extent of our services. You’ll be glad to know that we also offer advice on care in handling profiled steel sheets. If there’s anything in particular about this causing you concern, we can point you in the right direction.

It’s no secret that steel sheets are some of the most popular building materials in use today. Strong, long lasting, and resistant to certain elements, it’s easy to see why they’re so highly regarded. None of this will matter however if you fail to handle them properly. We want you to be fully prepared when it comes to dealing with our own products. To this end, we’ve created some tips for you here.

No dragging

You need to care for your sheets so that they don’t become damaged. Preferably, you should employ mechanical lifting gear, such as a forklift truck, whenever possible. If you haul one sheet’s end over another, the one underneath could experience some scratching. Therefore, you should focus on lifting rather than dragging. Furthermore, prior to hoisting the sheets onto your roof, you must remove all of the packaging.

Always secure the sheets

After the sheets reach the roof and before fixing takes place, you need to keep them secured to it. They should be near the rafter line, in as far as they can be, and spread out. This will diffuse the weight evenly over your purlins. If you notice any debris, get rid of it. You must not leave any surplus fasteners and off-cuts of insulation on your sheets either.

You can find a whole page dedicated to care in handling profiled steel sheets on the Peter Wragge Supplies website. We designed it to function similarly to a guide, concentrating on the principal problem sections that result in collapse and harm. We are confident your products will be at less risk of damage if you follow the advice.

If we can help you with anything at all, just let us know.