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Cheap coop weatherproofing

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by glib, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. glib

    glib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will make it short. What is the cheapest way to roof and side a coop? I did do the vinyl siding on my garage once, but that was 11 yrs ago, so consider me inexperienced.
     
  2. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the cheapest way to roof and side a coop?

    Cheapest is roll roofing.

    Best and cheap is tin on roof and plywood siding, painted or tin​
     
  3. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    i agree with txchiknranchers advice on material. i would go with tin for durability.
     
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I used the rolled roofing material on mine works great. Not the prettiest coop on the block but the price was right.

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  5. Xtradust

    Xtradust Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poison Ivy,

    That coop looks great! I might consider some roll roofing in the future.

    What's underneath?

    Matt
     
  6. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    ROLLED ROOF - OR MY FAVORITE - DUMPSTER DIVING IN A HOUSING CONSTRUCTION SITE.

    Poisen Ivy - That is a GREAT COOP.
    If any thing it only looks unfinished.
    Trim it out in white paint and then it would be really cool if you could paint Poisen Ivy viens up the posts.

    :) If ya do it ya have to show a picture.
     
  7. FarmerDenise

    FarmerDenise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We went with "poly something" better than fiberglass. It lets light in, but lasts a lot longer than fiberglass. Not the cheapest at time of purchase, but lasts a lot longer and looks better for longer. I have used it on my patio a few years ago. Here in northern california, we want light, but not heat, I found that these"poly whatever" panels are not that much more expensive, yet they come in different colors (we got four panels of white). We used four panels on the roof in order to let the light in and then used tin roofing for the rest. The inside of our chicken house is very bright, even though we havent put any windows in yet.
     
  8. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a nice looking coop Poison Ivy. A lot to be said for roll roofing. if it gets worn you can put tin right over the top of it.

    If you paint those fascia and trim boards they will last a long time.

    Randy
     
  9. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Cheapest? I'd have to say pallets! I know at least one person on here has posted pictures and there are more on the web. Do a search on pallets and it should come up.
     

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