What type of plywood

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Chickylove12, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Chickylove12

    Chickylove12 Songster

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    I live in Canada.. but the states is just a stones throw away from me. We have snowy cold winters and hot summers. I have heard that advantech plywood is good to use when building coop ..only available in states..and close to $40 A sheet. When I read the write up on it..it says that it's not been treated. So how can I use it for exterior walls..roof...floor? Then I read about this zip plywood? Is it more sensible to use regular exterior treated plywood?
     
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  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    Treated plywood is not needed if you paint the coop as most people do. I use a type of fiberboard called Knotty Barnside that stuff works great and it is only $22USD a sheet.
     
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  3. Chickylove12

    Chickylove12 Songster

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    Do u have lots of snow where u live?
     
  4. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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  5. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    Yes, had over 2 foot last year
     
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  6. JDN

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    T-111 and Plytanium and Hardiplank is all roughly $25 a sheet at the local Home Depot and is rated for exterior use.
     
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    FlyingNunFarm Crossing the Road

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    I'm a big proponent of Advantech. I used the sub floor for my entire coop. The zip system is good if your going to cover the outside with siding. I plan on painting mine.
    I live in the snow belt of Ohio. I didn't get the coop painted before winter and you can barely tell it spent 6 months in moisture.
    20181103_173554.jpg Nov. 3, 2018. I took this when I finally got a door on the front. By the date you can see why I didn't paint...
    VideoCapture_20190618-125449.jpg June 11, 2019
    It's not swollen and waterlogged or falling apart. The color changed a bit from all the weather but it's not damaged at all.

    eta: I'm dealing with flooding. Water is leaking in under the base plate on one side of the coop, and the Advantech is still not saturated.
     
  8. Chickylove12

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    I looked it over. Thanku..but it seems to promote open poultry houses..I have too many predators.
     
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    I ended up getting 3/4 inch treated CDX plywood that was noted for extreme weather conditions. $37 A sheet at Lowe's in odensberg. That will be our flooring anyway to start with up on cinder blocks.
     
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    jthornton Crowing

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    The "open" part is covered with hardware cloth, but if you have bears all bets are off.

    JT
     

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