Hinged roof what to cover the top ridge with?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AllisonK, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. AllisonK

    AllisonK Out Of The Brooder

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    What can I get to cover the top ridge of a roof with if one side is hinged. All they had at home depot was metal and hard plastic and the guy said they would eventually break from opening the roof. I though I read some where on here that someone used something rubber but I can't find it in the search. Ideas please?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Buy the appropriate size of PVC pipe and either split in half or cut to fit.
     
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    I used a regular aluminum ridge cap and just fastened it on the stationary side. It rides up and down as I open and close the other side. It doesn't sit quite flat, but it does what its supposed to do.
     
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    You could also get a plastic corner cap the kind vinyl siders use. Same as with cap shingle, fasten one side only, probably with screws. I think drywallers use something similar, too, in lieu of metal.
     
  5. hendreque

    hendreque Out Of The Brooder

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    We got a bicycle intertube and cut it in half. Take some roofing caulking that works on asphalt and glued it down on both sides of the roof.

    If you want to come visit me I'll let you use some of the caulking [​IMG]
     

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