Sunroof in coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Welshies, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is everyone's thoughts on a coop having a sunroof? Not a full sunroof, just a section of the roof. Any experiences?
    Should I make it openable/closable?
    I live in Alberta. Cold winter climate but pretty warm summers.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

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    A great way to add light and, if it is fashioned to be openable, ventilation -- care should be taken to construct it in a way that will maintain the integrity of the roof with regards to protection from the elements in bad weather.
     
  3. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If other ventilation is added (i.e., 4" slots underneath the roof edges on both sides, the whole length of the coop) does it need to be openable? My main concern is that it will get too hot in summer from the sun shining through...
     
  4. mobius

    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

    nice idea but benefit in winter if snow covered? Now I have seen people put in small skylights...thinking of the round ones that let light in and on the roof the snow might just fall off of the raised plastic dome element...just a thought...and possibly an easy install...
     
  5. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the snow would melt off if I spraypainted the roof black and further weatherproofed it. As well as regularly brushing snow off the skylight.
     
  6. mobius

    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

    lol your alberta is warmer and my montana is lazier...sounds good tho!
     
  7. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well winter gets to -20°c on average so not too bad, but not super warm either. Mind you, lately the summers have been warmer than ever
     

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