">Handling & Storing Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets - Softwoods

Handling and Storing Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets


To ensure that you get the most out of your investment in polycarbonate roofing, follow these guidelines for handling and storing roofing sheets.

Polycarbonate sheets are amazingly tough; they can withstand strong winds and rains, extremes in temperature and massive force. However, they are prone to scratching, marring and abrasion. If you are not careful you can end up with dented and damaged sheets.

When you start a roofing project, you probably will have bought a bundle of roofing sheets and will need to store them some place for some time. Here are some tips for keeping them from getting damaged while waiting to be installed.

  • Make sure you find a secure and shaded place where you can store the polycarbonate roofing sheets. It is important that there is ample shade. When the sheets are stacked (as they most probably will be), heat tends to build up within the stack, especially if it is left under direct sunlight. This can cause the sheets to warp and distort, which may void the manufacturer’s warranty. It helps to provide for some ventilation within the stack.
  • Store the sheets horizontally and make sure the surface they lay on is absolutely flat. The longest sheets should be at the bottom of the stack.
  • Moisture that gets between the stored sheets may cause whitening and water spotting, so make sure your stack is moisture-free.
  • Do not store the polycarbonate roofing sheets where there are chemicals containing methylated spirits, benzene, petrol, ketones, acetone, phenols, chlorinated and aromatic hydrocarbons, petroleum-based paints, abrasive cleaners and solvents. Polycarbonate reacts to these substances and could be damaged by exposure to them.


Get a FREE Quote for Your Pergola or Deck

Our online quoting tool lets you specify the measurements and other details about your planned pergola or deck. It then automatically generates an estimate for you.

Attached gable pergola with timber liningIronbark deck over sloping site with inbuilt stairs and stainless steel balustrade

Softwoods is a family owned South Australian company that has been trading for over 30 years.


We understand that making changes to your home is a major and important thing, and we take care to understand that every project that we handle should be done with as much care as we would expect is used in our own homes. Learn more about Softwoods.

We service, support and ship Australia-wide.

Use our design tool for a free quote or get in touch via email or phone
for a design or price on your project or materials.

Croydon, SA

573 Port Road
West Croydon SA 5008
Corner Rosetta Street

(08) 8346 1499

Modbury, SA

493 Wright Rd
Modbury SA 5092
Corner Wright & McIntyre Roads

(08) 8396 4044

Lonsdale, SA

28 O'Sullivan Beach Road
Lonsdale SA 5160
Corner Dyson Road

(08) 8384 5133

Perth, WA

Suite 15 Plaistowe Mews
102 Railway Street
West Perth WA 6005

1300 737 465