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Insulating Metal Roof w/ Reflextix Foil/Bubble/Foil

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Superior Chicks, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Superior Chicks

    Superior Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Will this work as a barrier for condensation/frost? (On the ceiling.) Not to mention keeping the coop warmer. We have a metal roof.

    We have good ventilation from roof vents, but I'm afraid with no insulation we will get condensation forming in our super cold climate. The coop is new and was delivered completely built, and has not been used yet. Peeps coming in May.

    Please advise. I already purchased the insulation, but now I'm second quessing myself.[​IMG]

    It is recommended by the manufacturer for "metal roofs" and "poultry houses".

    Anybody?

    Thanks.

    Ma
     
  2. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes will work very well.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Sure. It's not as insulating as, like 1-2" rigid foamboard, but may well give you what you need to prevent condensation, and is certainly a lot cheaper [​IMG] And if you should decide to replace it with foamboard later on, it will be reusable for lots of other things -- bubblewrap is pretty useful stuff to have around IME [​IMG]

    Have fun,

    Pat
     
  4. Superior Chicks

    Superior Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you so much Pat, I was waiting for you to weigh in on this one.[​IMG]

    Ma
     
  5. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lake Superior??? I believe I would be more worried about just staying alive, not condensation.....do the chickens live in the house with you in the winter?
    HappyHatch'en
     
  6. Superior Chicks

    Superior Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are a darn hearty folk here, and so are our chickens![​IMG]

    Ma
     

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