Best cheap run roofing

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BluebirdHomestead, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. BluebirdHomestead

    BluebirdHomestead Songster

    Oct 13, 2019
    Longmont, CO
    Hey y’all, I tried to use the search feature to find my answer but I’m not very good at using it yet. The results are always all jumbled on my phone.

    What is the best cheap roofing for a run? I like the corrugated plastic but it wouldn’t be the cheapest to do a 12.5 x 8 run with...
  2. ultimatejimmy

    ultimatejimmy Chirping

    Aug 8, 2017
    SE Wisconsin
    I used corrugated fiberglass roofing for mine. It was on sale and seemed way sturdier than the slightly cheaper corrugated PVC roofing. I got clear "FiberLite" roofing panels from Menards. My coop is shaded most of the time, so I liked the clear to give some more natural light without having to add windows. So far it has held up for me in the 6 months we've had it, and it was easy to work with.
  3. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

    Nov 12, 2017
    Western Ohio
    We are using corrugated metal panels from Menards. Cost is x per 100 sqft (can’t remember exact cost), but you can order it cut to a particular length - no extra cost, and it comes in various colors. We are using a mid-grey color. If you are going for an aged look, there are videos on how to age a new galvanized (unpainted) corrugated metal roof - I think it involves salt and vinegar in different steps, so mostly a little bit of time involved.

    Good luck.
  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    You can look around for give away stuff on Craigslist or local Facebook pages dedicated to that.

    Or see if your local dump has a construction trash area.

    However, for free and still usable you probably will not find plastic or fiberglass etc. Metal roofing panels though.... you might find those. And busted up and bent you can whack them back into shape.
  5. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Crowing

    Jul 18, 2013
    Kalispell MT
    I had a shiny metal roof put on my run last fall. We get a bit of snow here and I wanted a roof that would easily shed the snow. It was also the cheapest roofing I could find at the time.
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Even if you're good it, it does not function very all.

    Pics of your run would help immensely here.

    ...and knowing...
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    Climate, and time of year, is almost always a factor.
    Please add your general geographical location to your profile.
    It's easy to do, then it's always there!
  7. sorce

    sorce Songster

    Aug 26, 2019
    I scored a busted 4x8 sheet of wood siding at the depot on clearance. 75% off. Was able to make a wall and a roof.

  8. J99

    J99 Songster

    Jul 25, 2019
    My Coop
    I stumbled upon this thread in perfect timing I need to roof a few areas and was wondering what to use
    What’s the cheapest way to go ?
  9. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

    Nov 12, 2017
    Western Ohio
    free is cheapest. So talk to friends if they have scrap or extra material from a project. Sometimes CL or other have listings for free items - you just need to haul it. Any local businesses that would have scrap or off-cuts? Roofing companies that have random extra packs or open packs of roofing shingles?

    We went with corrugated metal panels - lowest cost for new from what we found.
  10. Wee Farmer Sarah

    Wee Farmer Sarah Free Ranging

    I went for the corrugated metal from Lowes. Likely not the cheapest but I needed something sturdy to withstand frequent Nor'easters and heavy winter snow. Cheapest may not always be the best way to go.

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