ARE CORRUGATED ASPHALT ROOF PANELS OKAY FOR RUN?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Fawn and Fam, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Fawn and Fam

    Fawn and Fam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like a covered run and was wondering if you knew if corrugated asphalt panels are safe to use? They have a lifetime warranty but I wasn't sure if after time they start to break down? If it does will that be unsafe for the chickens if they eat it?
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

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    They should be as safe as using shingles, but will be far less durable than metal, and you need a solid surface such as plywood to support them.

    I also doubt they are strong enough to walk on

    They are mainly for use OVER an exisiting roof system
    Metal is the most cost effective material, since it will pretty much last forever if you paint it now an then
    You can also use metal with FAR less framework than the asphalt panels require
     
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  3. Fawn and Fam

    Fawn and Fam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was planning on using corrugated fiberglass panels over the run but the corrugated asphalt were 1/2 the cost. Would you recommend metal roofing over a run? What kind exactly would you recommend? The steel metal roof panels we are putting on the coop are twice as expensive as the corrugated asphalt. I am definitely open for suggestions!
     
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  4. Bear Foot Farm

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    Quote: When comparing costs, you need to figure the ENTIRE project rather than components

    The PANELS cost less, but require a LOT more FRAMING, and will have a shorter lifespan

    The metal roof on my house is 115 years old, and there's a coop in the backyard nearly 100 years old, with it's original metal roof

    In the long term metal is always cheaper
     
  5. Fawn and Fam

    Fawn and Fam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the warning [​IMG]! We already paid for the asphalt panels but hadn't picked them up. We can get a refund on those [​IMG].
    Update: problem solved! My DH just arrived home w/ our coop steel roof sheets. It came with two giant extra sheets of steel roof, one on top and one on the bottom to protect our panels from getting scratched- just enough to cover our run [​IMG].

    That is amazing about your metal roofs, I had no idea they could last that long. My DH said he was planning on putting a steel one on our home when it is time to reroof. Do you paint it just for aesthetics, or is it for maintenance so it doesn't rust?
     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

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    Quote: Most older metal roofs started out galvanized, and had to be painted as they wore out. or if you just wanted some color other than silver

    Most of the newer metal materials have the paint baked on at the factory, and can last up to 20 years before needing a coat of paint, and can be had in many colors
     
  7. Fawn and Fam

    Fawn and Fam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you [​IMG]
     

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