Metal corrugated roof! Ugh...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mybackyardpeepers, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    Before the snow and cold start up again I'm in some much needed help/advice.
    This past summer I had a nice 10x8 coop built. It currently has two smallish windows on either side of the main door to enter the coop. I have it decided off so my 9 bigger girls and 3 ducks are one one side and silkies are on the other side. There are two chicken doors. The back half of the coop has a covered run and the one side has a covered run.
    Now to my issue... The darn roof inside the coop constantly has moisture!!!!!! As we all know excessive moisture in the coop is not good, at all. I have tried spray foaming areas that were adding to the problem, added extra ventilation, opened the coop windows during nice days! Nothing helps. I recently bought a couple cans of flex seal to spray the seams, but my brother says that because it's a metal roof it's not going to help.
    I am tempted to spray flex seal on the whole inside of the roof then put up that foam insulation.
    Does anyone else have a metal roof coop that can advise me what to do before the snow and frost hit again? The roof is literally dripping all over inside!! Thanks for any suggestions.
    I will add pictures tomorrow.
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  2. penny1960

    penny1960 Yippy Do Da, Yipptye Ay!

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    I had the same issue in my domes they hard board style comes in sheets screw and glue it up best way
     
  3. Mybackyardpeepers

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    Should I treat the roof before putting anything up? The moisture is so bad I would worry about it rotting or mildewing anything I put against it.
     
  4. penny1960

    penny1960 Yippy Do Da, Yipptye Ay!

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    Definitely want to dry it good this could result you birds having frost bite
    might look into the spray on variety over the sheets
     
  5. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Crowing

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    Yeah haven't had an issue yet (knock on wood) but I'm not going to take a chance! I'm kind of upset with the guy who built it, he owns chickens and makes coops as a side job. I had to insist on adding windows, he insisted I didn't need any ventilation either!!!
     
  6. Folly's place

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    Pictures!
    You need more ventilation out there soonest.
    Ducks are notorious for making a wet mess, also not helpful.
    Mary
     
  7. Mybackyardpeepers

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    I will add pictures tomorrow for sure but wanted to start getting advice now as it's supposed to rain tomorrow night which will make more moisture! Yes I love my ducks but am regretting them too as they are not helping my issue! More ventilation has not improved things in the least bit, but will get out the drill if I need to. Thanks!
     
  8. penny1960

    penny1960 Yippy Do Da, Yipptye Ay!

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    take a screen shot of this telling him see why I wanted windows make him set them so it does not blow right on the birds set their roosts so they are not in the line with the windows
     
  9. Mybackyardpeepers

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    Unfortunately window is next to my big girls roost and pretty much in line!!! He was an idiot about proper chicken keeping AFTER he put it up. I just wanted him gone and figured if I add a bigger window on the back side and put ventilation in I would be good. Nope soon as it started getting cold the roof inside started sweating! $750.00 coop, guess it should of been a man cave instead, rather that than my chickens getting sick!!!
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    The moisture is already there, it is condensing on the colder metal panels.
    Usually it's best to install metal roofing over plywood or foam insulation board.
    I even get that on a standard roof during a thaw with a foot of snow still on roof,
    it's humid here so more ventilation wouldn't do jack.
    Is it dripping onto the birds?
    Where are you in MI?
    Waiting to see pics so we can finger out a solution.
     

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