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coop is almost finished but I just wanted some advice about the roofin

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ab333, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. ab333

    ab333 Out Of The Brooder

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    What could we use that will not cost an arm and a leg? Are there any places that sell roof shingles individually?
     
  2. jbowen9

    jbowen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to lowes or home depot and see if they have any busted bundles of shingles because they sell those fairly cheap just to get rid of them
     
  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I have a pack and a half of shingles at y house....the pack is brand new...[​IMG] But on a serious note.....if you have aHabitat for Humanity/HabitatReStore nearby check there. They sell inexpensive new and used building material. Check CraigsList, FreeCycle, local paper. If that is not an option, check local HomeDepot, Lowe's etc for returned, opened/damaged shingles. If you don't want to use shingles, Tinroof or corrugated PVC is another option. I don't know about the price of tin but I bought corrugated PVC for (I think...) approx $17 a sheet 4x8
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Where do you live? I have 25 sheets of 20 foot long corragated tin in my back yard. I got it for $2. a sheet !
     
  5. consdrs

    consdrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well our Home Depot sells shingles by the each. bought some for a really small roof last week. only bought 6. I think they are .72 each.


    Connie
     
  6. ChickenCat

    ChickenCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used rolled roofing on mine. Don't remember what a roll cost , but it's a cheap way to cover.
     
  7. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kathy - where in the heck did you score tin for $2 a sheet? Sheesh, I've been searching ALL DAY for the stuff....
     
  8. Terri

    Terri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    habitat restore, is the most awesome place in the world.
     
  9. colt1567

    colt1567 New Egg

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    Quote:i like tin roof and pvc for roofing or even use the pvc for sides because i think it transfers heat through the roof a little better because it heats it but in the summer it stays cool. also, the pvc lets light through if you need it to. i made a couple skylights on my pen woth tan pvc
     
  10. consdrs

    consdrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I LOVE THAT PLACE!!!
    when we built our coop we were there constantly!
    all the paint and stain came from there and so many other things.
    they didn't have shingles when we were looking... [​IMG]

    Connie
     

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