Corrugated plastic roofing for coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bluie, May 19, 2008.

  1. bluie

    bluie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone share opinions on the pros and cons of using this material for a coop roof? I was thinking about the clear, so that there is more light inside the coop. Does it hold up well? Can a predator tear it up? Is there such a thing as too much light?
     
  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I have some, although I think it's fiberglass. I like it and it's been up there over 6 years.
     
  3. Titaniumcranium

    Titaniumcranium Out Of The Brooder

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    Check out my Coop Deville post,I used the plastic stuff.

    The opaque was kind of diificult compared to the clear because you couldn't see through it.You have to mark the holes and drill it before you can screw it down.

    I like it for less weight and lettin in some sunlight in.I only used one piece of clear because I already bought the other stuff(opaque) and wanted to get it down.

    It is a little pricey tho,but it should last a while.Hopefully.

    I don't know about predators yet,it's their first night out there...Whoo hooo!!![​IMG]
     
  4. Eliz

    Eliz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I am not sure where you live but I would also consider your climate. I am a vendor for local HomeDepot stores in my area and at one of my stores they have install this corrugated plactic as a wall between the shrub yard and the patio furniture area. Today was 90 where I live and the glass inclosed green house was much, much cooler than this small open area with this plastic! :eek: I was thinking about using this before seeing the tempature increase it had caused. Summers at 95-100 (Don't think I can use this) [​IMG]
     
  5. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe if you sit it under a shade tree you can get light in and still be cool.
     
  6. bluie

    bluie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will be under pretty dense shade of a big old linden tree in the summer, and our average summer high temps are in the 80's. I hope it will be all right. I like the tip about it being see thru so you can see where to nail! Thanks everyone!
     
  7. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    The corrugated roofing made by PalRUF can be purchased in cleqar and opaque colored panels. We just finished a roof over our run with it- excellent and easy to use, the special screws seal out the rain nicely. You can see it ihere, scroll to the bottom. Consider using hurricane hangers and other joist support to stabilize your roof, as the panels are very light.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=7693-LynneP's_Run


    The same company also sells plastic 'furring strips' for support and for the edges so that predators can be excluded.


    If your coop is smallish and you use the opaque panels you should be able to insulate under it, too. I wouldn't use transparent panels for the roof because of overheating.

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  8. Titaniumcranium

    Titaniumcranium Out Of The Brooder

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    I take it back,I didn't buy the clear I bought the tinted clear.I liked the tinted one better.Don't want um gettin a sunburn...[​IMG]
     
  9. bluie

    bluie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I never thought of that.
     
  10. bluie

    bluie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi LynneP. I couldn't make your link to your run pics work.
     

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