1. jennmugg

    jennmugg Out Of The Brooder

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    The tractor is almost finished. We have a bunch of left over shingles we can use. Should we put something under them, between the shingles and the plywood? We looked at the black roofing paper type material at the hardware store, but it's expensive. My husband is afraid just nailing shingles over plywood will cause leaks.
     
  2. only one lay

    only one lay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did shingles straight to the ply with no issues in 2 yrs. I had enough shingles to shorten the over lap going from bottom to the top. Used overhang on edges very generously.
     
  3. Tlayel

    Tlayel New Egg

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    You will be fine nailing shingles straight to plywood if the roof has enough of a slope (so water will run off easily). If your roof is flat you should use metal or rubber roofing material instead of shingles.
     
  4. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The problem with the paper is that you need to buy a complete roll. My lumber guy advised me not to bother since the roof is sloped and is only covering a 4x8 coop.
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    You know, I would not fuss about it myself... but if you WANT to put down the paper, just call around to some local roofers or jack-of-all-trades type handymen, and see if you can bum a scrap off them for $10 or whatever (they may decline payment, but probably oughta offer).

    Have fun,

    Pat
     
  6. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry about the paper either. Although around these parts it's only $11 a roll. If you get ice and snow where you live then ice dams can build up forcing water under the shingles causing a leak. Might be worth the money. Just some food for thought.

    jeremy
     

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