A little late in the design process I realized my traditional "peaked" roof needs to open on one side. I wanted to put shingles on it but I think the shingles over the hinge would stress and break over time. So I need to either 1) Come up with an aesthetically pleasing alternative (I saw some cork-like covering at the Meyer Hatchery retail store last week) or 2) Forgot the whole thing and just make the roof solid. I used cheap particle board so I don't think a coat of paint will be enough. Plus is will look bad. I saw some coops had removable panels but, as you can see, my goofy design lacks the center "beam" running along the roof peak. So the only thing to anchor into is the roof "trusses" themselves. I've designed a large access hatch of sorts so I crawl into the coop if need be but I'd rather not. The coop is 2 x 4... very small (we live in the city) for only 2 chickens. Thanks for your time and ideas, Brian PS: For those of you wondering why the construction is such overkill, I'm using the coop as a scale-model of a shed I'm going to build so I'm making all my mistakes at this level. Hence the goofy roof supports and use of 2-piece walls (there's even insulation between those walls and soon to be wiring).