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Star Plate chicken coop roofing material

putting a roof on the star plate chicken coop building

We made some progress on the Star Plate chicken coop roof today.

Choosing a safe spot for the ladder is the tricky part.

We're using a roll of 28 inch flashing material that gets overlapped at each seam.

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Here in Japan, they fold over and crease the top and bottom few inches (opposite folds of course from the side looks like a flattened out "Z"), and then they can interlock. It can help keep the roofing from peeling off in high winds.
Comment by Eric in Japan Sat Aug 31 12:01:15 2013

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