Roofing Material

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AlHawk, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. trudyg

    trudyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our local Lowes and Home Depot have that composite stuff at some locations and not others. You could google it and then have it delivered to the store near you if that's what you decide to use. I have metal roofing left over from my house roof that I used on my coops--no issue with the heat. I agree about if you put it over the existing wood it would insulate it and heat wouldn't be an issue. That corrugated metal is the cheapest but you can't cut it with scissors.
     
  2. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    two ways to cut the corrugated metal.

    one invest in a pair of big scissors....

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    the other, is to use a circular saw. turn the blade backwards, and it will cut thru like butter.

    word of caution, this method is very loud, and throw some sparks, but very doable.
     
  3. AlHawk

    AlHawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those tin shears are ALOT prettier than mine. [​IMG] I inherited mine from my grandpa through my dad. They're antiques but still work great. Just no paint or grip-tite on the handles.

    Thanks for all the ideas. I'm going to HD tonite to see what they have in stock. Decision time is at hand.
     
  4. Justso

    Justso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also you will need to ventilate. That will be key - I would add a lot of venting just below roof line, not just one square vent panel either. I like that shed!
     
  5. AlHawk

    AlHawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Justso,

    I agree. I needed alot of ventilation in that shed. On the two sloped sides, I took off the 1x6" facing board and made the entire length (6+ feet) open. So I get about 6'x3" of ventilation on two sides. The eaves side is all open between rafters and the human door has a 12"x27" opening. Left to do is cut vents inside on the upside of the slope leading into the attached storage shed. My goal was 3 or 4 openings 14"x4" then venting the storage shed at the top of the roof peak.

    I have alot of work to do and only a few hours of weekend daylight in which to do it.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1048697/my-first-coop-build : This is what I started with 3 weeks ago and is the story board of the build. Feel free to comment (and laugh) where needed.
     
  6. Chipper Chicken

    Chipper Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you looked into this roof coating yet? I haven't used it, but I'm considering it for an older shed....

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    Promo sez good things, cost looks like about $35 for a one gallon....

    "Forms a thick, rubber-like blanket of protection to expand and contract with your roof. Cleans up with soap and water. Energy savings up to 35%. Reflects over 90% of the sunâ€[​IMG]s rays. Cured elastomeric film is mildew and algae resistant. 10 year warranty."
     
  7. AlHawk

    AlHawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No! I have not seen that. Since I'm working with a roof with plywood decking, that may be the ticket.

    I have used a house paint with elastomeric in it. My house still looks brand new after 3 years. I will never paint my house again without it.
     
  8. Chipper Chicken

    Chipper Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did a quick search, seems readily available (call first) for possible less...Walmart supposedly had it for $20, but it wasn't in stock. Also, if you have to go over existing shingles you would want to smooth any sharp or curled up edges to keep it from puncturing. Here's the manufacturers page on it, but I'd just cut off the sharp bits and goop it up good.....
    http://www.dowconstructionchemicals.com/na/en/feature-info/expert0311.htm

    Good luck!
     
  9. Justso

    Justso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should get a green reward for re-using all that old material.
     
  10. AlHawk

    AlHawk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amazing what owning your own business will teach you about frugality. I was terribly disappointed when I had to buy 3 pieces of new plywood for siding because of weather and ants. I do appreciate the nod to reuse and recycling. Money is an issue but not being wasteful is a big goal of mine.
     

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