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Corrugated Roofing Opinions?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lunkerchicken, May 10, 2009.

  1. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

  2. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    What would you like to know about it ?
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    That is what I have to cover the run. It's been up about 5-6 years with no damage. I drilled holes in it and zip-tied to the chainlink panels. The zipties have started failing so I'll be replacing them this summer. I put a pipe down the center so there is a slight bow, so the rain will run off. Any questions?

    Imp- It also does a great job of growing moss here in the wet Pacific North West.
     
  4. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you. I am just weighing some roofing options for my run and wanted some opinions - thanks again. I may just have to pick some up tomorrow.
     
  5. BiggKountry

    BiggKountry Out Of The Brooder

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    I used this on my coop. The stuff is great. Get the galvanized screws with rubber grommets. They are usually right next to the panels. All you do is screw the panels down just until the rubber expands a bit. I already had my first rainstorm with them and no leaks.

    Good luck.
     
  6. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like what my DH use on our coop as well. It hasn't been up long but we've had quite a bit of rain and no leaks.
     
  7. Big George

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    I used something called Ondura. Its a pressed materal. I got it at one of the home centers. Easy to work with and very attractive. Mine has been on for a year and doing well.
     
  8. Poultra

    Poultra Out Of The Brooder

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    How easy is this stuff (the Tuftex) to cut? I would like to get some for the roof of my coop but the 8' sections are too long. The 12' sections cut in half would be perfect. Could I use a circular saw? Hack saw?

    Thanks!
    Katie
     
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    If it's anything like Suntuf or Palruf, and I would guess it probably is, you can cut it with scissors (or any of a number of other devices)... no problem whatsoever.

    Highly recommend using the gasketed roofing screws; and make real sure you read the manufacturer's recommendations as to spacing of supports and how much overhang is acceptible.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  10. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have lexan clear on a solar porch, its not great at holding in heat, but when the sun is out in the fall and spring, we use it to "free" heat our house for the day.
    I just recently visited a friends coop, its awsome, no windows, rafters made from trees, perches made from trees that worked its way to the ceiling that was clear plastic roofing. A super interesting way to go, its also in under the trees so over heating isn't likely until winter when it will get the sun. He also has a floressant light mounted verticly on a stud for safety and lower energy usage.
    Good luck on your choices, thought I'd share a few of my experiences!
     

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