Frugal roof materials for run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Motherof13Hens, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Motherof13Hens

    Motherof13Hens Hatching

    Sep 5, 2013
    We want to put a roof in our chicken run. Cost of wood is too much. Any thoughts on what to use that is cheaper?

    Need to price for doing a tin roof. But will a tin roof draw too much heat in the summer?

    Thank you for suggestions
  2. TheGeekySheep

    TheGeekySheep Songster

    Jun 27, 2012
    I did a corrugated tin roof on my run, 2'x8' sheets cost me $10 a piece so it wasn't cheap. BUT I will say it stays nice and cool underneath them because they reflect the sun.
  3. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Songster

    Feb 28, 2013
    Northwest Hills of CT
    I did an aluminum roof on my coop. I chose a medium brown color to try and capture as much heat in the winter when the coop is closed up. In the summer, the sides are fully open, so the wind keep everyone cooler. But it was not cheap, about a $1 a square foot. My roof is 16x16, and aluminum roofing is available in 2'x16' panels. They come pre-painted, and should never rust out (at least not in my lifetime). Check Craigslist. I have seen corragated metal available from time to time for a good price.

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