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will home depot cut palruf panels for me?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dftkarin, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. dftkarin

    dftkarin Songster

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    My plan is to try to make a 2'x12' roof panel cover my 3'x5' shed roof (they also sell 2'x8' panels but I can't see how I could make those 16 sq ft cover my 15 sq ft roof) - but before I go, will the folks at Home Depot cut the panels for me (partly because I doubt I could do a good job myself and also because they won't fit in my car unless they are cut). Do they charge to cut them?
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I am pretty sure they will not "officially" cut them for you -- they will only cut things that fit securely on the saw setup and cut well that way.

    If you are very very nice and get just the right employee and play all helpless, you *might* be able to find someone to unofficially cut it for you. I would not hold my breath but ya never know.

    But really, all you need is strong scissors or shears. Bring a long straightedge and a marker, mark your line, and snip snip snip. Seriously [​IMG]

    Have fun,

    Pat
     
  3. I agree with Pat, and it's worth having some construction shears on hand for all kinds of things like that. They're pretty cheap and I keep a pair in the barn at all times. We're very pleased with the PalRUF we used over our run.
     
  4. jnjross

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    every employee in the building materials this a pair of tin snips for cutting bands off the bunks of lumber. but they're not going to cut it on a saw . I worked in safety for HD for 3 yrs
     
  5. geareduplyn

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    I don't know just what PalRUF is, but if I may make a suggestioln, go to Lowes and get a 44"X78" sheet of Ondura Roofing. It can be cut with a Utility knife .
     
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  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

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    I think ondura and palruf are kind of the same thing, just different brands. NEways i rolled my 8ft palruf up and put it in my cobalt and cut it at home with my dremel. Why not buy two 8ft'ers and cut them at home and have some leftovers for a other project like a 2x2 cover for a waterer or foodbowl or a small dog house???
     
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  7. Ms Ellen

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    Could someone post a picture of this stuff?
     
  8. mikefromnh

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    Most lumber yards can order cut to length metal roofing for you. Price should be competitive and it will last longer.
     
  9. geareduplyn

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    Quote:Question, why would metal last longer?
     
  10. patandchickens

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    Quote:Question, why would metal last longer?

    Palruf is plastic. Thus, eventually UV damage will weaken it and it will start to break up. Also note that it is only rated for temperatures between 150 F and 0 F, which means that in many parts of the country it will sometimes be near or beyond its rated temperatures, which also hastens breakage and failure. (note that palruf only has a 5 yr mfr's warranty - suntuf is 'lifetime' - although I'm sure that's just for manufacturing defects not any sort of failure whatsoever... but it gives you a clue of how long they expect the two to last, relatively speaking)

    Metal will last about as long as you do, although it will eventually start to show rust and require a coat of metal roof paint every ten years or so after the first 20ish.

    JME,

    Pat
     
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