HELP with window covering

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Super Admin, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Super Admin

    Super Admin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have built an open air housing, which we are still in the process of finishing but did some poor planning. We really want to put an overhand on the window to block rain and that was an after thought. Our original plan was to keep panels we cut out, hinge them and use that but it will not work with the door in the run where it is and changing the door is NOT an option. Trying to figure out how I can make a sort of awning that I can put up and down over window. Any suggestions anyone?? Thanks.
     
  2. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. ksct

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    WE USED PLEXI GLASS FRAMED LIKE A PICTURE FRAME (WOOD ON ALL SIDES) AND THEN WE USED AN EYE HOOK TO LIFT IT OPEN.
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    WE LEAVE IT OPEN WHEN IT'S HOT AND IT'S 'LOCKED' DOWN (EYE HOOK @ THE BOTTOM AS WELL) IN THE COLDER WEATHER. THAT WAY THE COOP STILL HAS THE NECESSARY LIGHT IN IT AND IT'S CLOSED UP AS WELL. JUST AN IDEA. PERHAPS THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?
     
  4. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible to shorten the height of the door to the run about 6 inches to clear a awning?
    I think you would also have to change the swing of your door to make it open the opposite of the way it is now, To clear
    the arm for the awning.
     
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