What can I do about water drops underneath the coop/run roof.

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by hannakat, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used Tuftex corrugated plastic roof panels to cover the coop and the run. I love the look of it. However, last week after a wet spell, there were droplets of water everywhere underneath. I was walking around in the run and looked up and saw the droplets.

    The run is open on 3 sides and the coop is ventilated. I don't want droplets of water falling on the girls when it's cold out (well, not any time). Is this normal for this stuff?
     
  2. chigger bait

    chigger bait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It still sounds like condensation even if it is open.
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Sounds like you leaking water around the nails, what type of nails did you use to fasten it down?

    Chris
     
  4. The Lazy L

    The Lazy L Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed!
     
  5. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's condensation, do I need to worry about it?

    I don't know what kind....I'll have to ask. I do know he did it how the company recommended it be done and put the nails in the high ridge, not the low.

    Geesh, and I've been so stinkin' excited to have such a large, covered area for them. [​IMG]
     
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  6. chigger bait

    chigger bait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the roofing is cooler than the warm damp air, you are going to have contract condensation.

    Like a condenser in a chemical process to turn vapors into liquids.

    or the worm in a moonshine still.

    The few droplets from the cover will be nothing compared to a rain or a snow.

    Plus it will give them shade in the hot summer and cover from raptors, over head.

    Win/win for you and your flock.
     
  7. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thank you!
     

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