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Roofing question

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

  1. Mixolydian

    Mixolydian Hatching

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    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

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    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

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    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

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