1. buffslat

    buffslat Out Of The Brooder

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    I know many people use metal roofs on their coops. When you do do you fasten it right to the rafters or on top of some osb or plywood?
    What advantage/disadvantage would there be to just fastening to the rafters?
     
  2. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    I am sure we over did it.
    We put down some of that foam insulating board, then plywood, then metal. But we live in a rather hot part of our state, and we did not want to build a hot box.
    Frying the eggs should be the cooks' option.
    There is a picture of our coop on my BYC page.
    (Don't let that smashed thumb deter you.)
     
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  3. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put mine on lathing. That is diagonal 1X4s. They are spaced at 16 inches c/c.
     
  4. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can not fasten to rafters because they are running the wrong way.

    Here's are youtube video that provides a general "How To". Just pretend when they talking/show steel rafters they are talking/showing wood. [​IMG]

    IF you going to insulate then here's another youtube video with ventilation.
     
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  5. CountryRoosterUSA

    CountryRoosterUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used 1/2 " plywood, then metal.
     
  6. nwfl

    nwfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rafters, 1/2" ply, metal, hex roof screws w dab of silicone in hole
     
  7. Valentinesdayid

    Valentinesdayid Out Of The Brooder

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    Why did the chicken cross the road, roll in the mud and cross the road again ?
    Because he was a dirty double-crosser [​IMG]
     
  8. Barred Rocker

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    Quote:X2, you can buy the hex screws with a rubber washer to seal it from water.
     
  9. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Rafters, then scrap lumber run horizontal about a foot apart over the rafters, then the tin nailed with regular cheap roofing nails. Nothing fancy.
     
  10. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    guess I over did it. We had the rafters, then 1/2 OSB, then tar paper, then the metal roof. We get lots of wind, loads of snow and extreme cold so we built it to keep our girls comfey when it's -30. Snow tends to slide off so there is no large weight load, we went with a 5-12 pitch.
     

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