Watertight Windows?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Buff Hooligans, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Question about windows: How can we make watertight windows without having custom "real" windows made?

    We made our coop with three small windows covered with hardware cloth and sliding plexiglass - just finished yesterday (*YEA* ! ! !). But then we realized that rain can seep in. DUH!

    What have you guys done for windows?

    Thank you,
    Parents of 4 Buff Orps who are 5 weeks old and rampaging the guest bathroom until we get the coop figured out.
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    For our window, we cut a piece of wood....just larger that the opening, and put a hinge on the top...that way when I close it I can put a latch on it as well. Keeps it closed tight, and no rain gets in.
  3. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Roof overhang helps too.
    I have about 4 inches of overhang, it rained all weekend and my windows never got wet.
    and then there's calking.
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    Roof overhang here, too.
  5. aran

    aran Songster

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    yep roof overhang works on mine too

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