Insulated roof panels are excellent, environmentally friendly options for your new roof. They keep the temperature in your house on a stable level without requiring any additional heating or cooling equipment. Insulated roof panels are no more complicated to install than ordinary roof panels, and if you have some experience in roofing and know how to stay safe, you can install them yourself. However, when it comes to storing the insulated roof panels on the site of your roofing project, there are a few things you should think about.
Keeping them off the ground
Insulated roof panels are durable and made to withstand rough conditions, but if they get dirty, the dirt might wear on them, leading to breakage later when they have been installed. You should therefore always keep them off the ground on a dry surface. Keeping them on bare soil can cause them to become dirty. If you have to keep them outside, you should stack them on top of one or more wooden pallets to keep them off the ground. You should also consider keeping them like this even if you have them indoors, but if you're unable to and the floor is clean and dry, then it might be enough with a plastic tarp to protect them from dirt.
Protecting from the weather
If you have to keep your insulated roof panels outside, you also need to protect them from the weather. Rain and moisture are unlikely to affect the panels when they are up on the roof as they then are overlapping and angled downwards to allow them to drain excess water off them. On the ground, however, they don't have these abilities. Put a plastic tarp over the stack or stacks of roof panels and make sure there are no leaks in it. You could also consider wrapping the stack in plastic before putting the tarp on top to ensure that no rain can get to the panels while they are waiting to be installed.
You should also be careful when stacking the panels. If you build the stack too high, it might tip over or crush the bottom panels. Use adhesive tape on every other row of panels that you're stacking to prevent them from sliding. You should also keep your stack low to make sure that it doesn't fall over. If you have a plan on the order you will install the panels, it might be appropriate to stack each section of panels in separate stacks. You could build one stack for the first quarter of the roof, another for the second quarter and so on. It prevents the stacks from becoming too large, and also help you keep the installation organised.Share