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Roofing question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Mixolydian, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Mixolydian

    Mixolydian Hatching

    Mar 19, 2012
    I am building my first coop. I'm using the Wichita Cabin Coop as a basis for mine. While I would love to install a metal roof, I was concerned about the cost. My awesome brother said that I can have about 5 leftover packs of shingles from when he was re-roofing his house. What is your opinion of metal roof vs. shingled roof?

  2. bnjrob

    bnjrob Crowing

    Dec 31, 2008
    North TX
    When installed properly, metal roofs generally last longer than shingles.

    If you are building a movable coop, shingles add a lot more weight to the structure.

    Really a matter of your preference.
  3. ChickChickChicky

    ChickChickChicky Songster

    Dec 22, 2011
    Greater Kansas City, MO
    I LOVE metal roofs, they last forever and are easy to install on a basic, plain roof. Shingles just don't last, are a PITA to install (imo) and are HEAVY. You can cover alot of area with one sheet of metal, whereas one shingle covers what, maybe a square foot??? If you can possibly afford metal (try looking on craigslist for free or low-priced) by all means, do it!
  4. nh104

    nh104 In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2012
    New Haven, CT

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