1. Gabriel

    Gabriel Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all!

    We were wondering what you use for the roof on your coop

    Any advice would be great!

    Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. yellowdragon

    yellowdragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used left over tin roofing. My mom used roll roofing. It is like shingles but a whole roll.
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used asphalt shingles salvaged from many projects and people.
     
  4. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    We used asphalt shingles also. (And, also several colors as we used what we had from other projects.)

    I would caution on using metal if you live in a hot climate. Metal roofs (and dark shingles) hold the sun and make it hotter inside the coop.
     
  5. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    very fond of roll roofing, easier by far to do than shingling and has been totally waterproof for us. We used rolled metal flashing for the rooflines as well. Whole roof on a 10 x 8 coop was prob $75 all together and three people roofed it in only three or so hours.

    That wavy plastic stuff people like the look of, btw, is not only pricey but splinters on impact if a bough falls on it -- so dont use it if you have trees overhead. And trees overhead are a good thing, of course, for keeping our loved ones cool . . .

    best
     
  6. bizzeeb60

    bizzeeb60 Out Of The Brooder

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    We used some rolled aluminum roofing we had laying around for a few years, put it silver side facing up to reflect the HOT Florida sun away. On the nesting box itself we used good old roll roofing (we also had left over from a previous project). [​IMG]

    You can see the pics of the completed coop on my page.
     
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    We went overboard and made a pretty nice house for our hens...and a regular house roof with shingles and all [​IMG] My FIL says it's to nice for the chickens! lol
     
  8. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    i would use sheet/tin for the roof.hail can beat off the shingles.
     
  9. TheKidAndDame

    TheKidAndDame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used tin. More for looks since most of the houses in my neighborhood have tin roofs.
     
  10. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gabriel, I used metal roofing on purlins above an insulated ceiling. The gable ends have vents.

    Steve
     

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