roofing material for covered run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by kat2, May 18, 2016.

  1. kat2

    kat2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2013
    We're building a covered run next to our coop; we need it covered because there is no shade in our yard. We have 1/2 inch plywood on top, at a pitched angle (like a lean-to). We are in SD and get a lot of strong winds. We were thinking about regular shingles, but the roofing nails would protrude through the plywood; we really don't want anyone bumping their head on nails when they're in the run. Any suggestions as to what would be the easiest to install, yet decent quality material to roof it with?
  2. ejcrist

    ejcrist Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2015
    Desert Hills, AZ
    Have you considered corrugated metal? That's what I used - we get a lot of high winds too. You'll probably need to build a simple 2x4 frame to screw the panels to but it's lightweight, relatively cheap, and reflects heat. Above all it's simple to install.[​IMG]
  3. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2016
    NW Arkansas
    My Coop
    Another vote for the corrugated metal. We're beginning run construction this weekend and that will be what we use. Appears to be the simplest and most cost effective material.
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    We used metal roofing on two coops, and some kind of corrugated asphalt (Ondura) roofing on the other. The metal is great! With only 1/2 plywood, you mostly likely will have to run a few purlins across to screw the metal onto though, since the shortest screws I've seen are about 3/4 inch...
  5. odysseychicken

    odysseychicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 21, 2015
    I too use metal roofing on my run. I have a local metal scrap yard where I buy such things. Right now scrap metal prices are low. I just just picked up some metal roofing today for $0.35 a pound. Makes for a strong, inexpensive roof that is also predator proof. It is very easy to install as well.
  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    I had a shingle roof installed last summer, added to my coop an covering the run space. Love it! Metal roofing would have been fine, but not added to the shingled coop. Anything will work, as long as you plan for the snow load and wind where you live. Mary
  7. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2015
    SW Ohio
    We have a metal roof on our run. It's actually pole barn siding left over when Hubbs did a renovation on our barn.


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