Metal roof question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bobbieschicks, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    This may be a dumb question, but can I install the metal roofing so that the waves go horizontally or do they have to go vertically?
     
  2. JohnHenry

    JohnHenry Out Of The Brooder

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    Vertical is best and the only way I've ever seen it done. Horizontal will allow water to pool and probably leak or get moldy. I have a metal roof on my hen house that is vertical.
     
  3. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Okay thanks. It will just take more panels that way. [​IMG]
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Carports are all done horizontally.
    Just make sure the higher pieces overlap the lower ones

    Doing a roof that way also takes less lumber.

    With the right type of metal, your rafters can be up to 5 ft apart
     
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  5. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bobbie.......the corrugations do two things. They give the tin strength over a short span, and they form a channel to direct water flow. John H said, horizontal would defeat the purpose of the channel.
     
  6. TN_BIRD

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    It's less than ideal, but you could do it that way. Just remember to tilt it enough so the water runs off. Sorta like they do with gutters. I can't remember, but I think it's about 1 inch rise for every 10 feet or so.
     
  7. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    I will run them vertically I need all the help I can get to keep it from pooling up there. Thanks.
     

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