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Corrugated Roofing material...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Shellyb, May 4, 2009.

  1. Shellyb

    Shellyb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2009
    I like the idea of using the opaque corrugated plastic roofing material that I read on here that someone used. My question is will it be an ok material to use in the winter? We will be insulating the walls and I'm not sure if this will be ok in winter. Anyone know? Thanks
  2. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    East Central Illinois
    I have seen it at Lowe's and I'm planning on buying it for my new coop roof.

    The clerk told me that this came out a few years ago and had a 100 year warranty at that time. NOW, they're giving it a 25 year warranty IF you use the screws and hardware designed for attachment. It's 100% recycled plastic!!

    Unless it's different, it only comes it red, green and grey. Oh, well..[​IMG]

    My dad was in the plastics industry so I look for stuff like this.[​IMG]
  3. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    East Central Illinois
    Maybe you were talking about this:

    I was referring to this:

    I THINK this was what I looked at, buy you could call your local hardware stores and ask.

    FOund this online, also:


    ALL of these products were made to roof your house, so, yeah, I think they would work. Perhaps the corrugated panels you were talking about are the ones used as a skylight for buildings like riding arenas. They protect against the weather, too, but I don't think that they insulate like these roofing products.

    Isn't it fun to see how everybody solves building problems on this site?[​IMG]
  4. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    We use it for windows and walls. As long as it stops the wind you're good. We use it as a roof on our tractors. Works well.
  5. ray2310

    ray2310 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2009
    Smithfield, PA
    This is what I am looking at putting on the coop that I am about to start building. They have it at our local Home Depot. However we will insulated under it.

  6. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    East Central Illinois
    I WANTS it, Precious.......[​IMG]
  7. Laney

    Laney Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Spring Hope, NC
    We used the Lowes corrugated, in red.

    However, I'm in NC so insulating against the extreme cold wasn't as important to us as having the vents on the end to let out the heat, and the opaque to guard against the sun.

    It was expensive and we have an irregular shaped roof. When it came time to make a roof cap, regular roofing glue didn't hold it. So there were issues.

    Otherwise, the nails they recommended (their brand of course) worked just fine. The chickens love their coop so much they barely come out.

  8. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    We have gray plastic corrugated sheets as the cover above our small coop. This winter it had 14 in of snow on it with absolutely NO problem. We will be dismantling that run this summer and it will be used as a roof of shade structure on the side of the new coop above the chicken door, so the chickens will have a dry place outside crummy weather. On their new coop we used metal corrugated sheets on top of painted plywood. The reason we chose the metal this time isn't because of the winters, but rather the summers since we don't want to risk the heat damaging the plastic (though we haven't had a problem yet).

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