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Aviary roof

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by statham, 2 Aug 2020.

  1. statham

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    I have an all metal aviary the breeding area is constructed of flat sheet metal and it is getting so hot in that area I have thought of putting another roof on top of the leaving a gap between the new roof and the original roof would anyone have any ideas of what materials I should use
     
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    Any material you use will get hot, you could try laying a sheet of celotex on the roof and weighing it down with bricks to see if that helps as it is reflective.
     
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    What about using a heat reflective paint,may help a bit and give a better appearance.
     
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    How big is the roof?

    Drap a large towel/dust sheet weighted down, then hose the sheet down every morning until the hot weather has passed. It won't be long.

    Andy
     
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    If you put your lining or spacer inside the aviary, it will not need to be weatherproof.
     
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    Pir insulation will help warmth in winter and cooler in the summer
    Or just shade that area
     
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    Can I put pir on top of the roof as if I put it inside the birds would chew it
     
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    yes but you will then have to lay a weatherproof roof on top of it. It would probably last for this summer otherwise.

    I suppose Shed Felt would do. It is "mineralised" with green grit which I think is supposed to make it last longer than the old tilers' felt.

    Felt roofs don't last very long.

    There may be some sheet roofing material, maybe a white corrugated, that would do better.
     
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    simply tape all the edges with the aluminium tape
     
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    Thanks for all your help I’m going to look at the pir insulation
     
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    If you are not bothered about aesthetics then you could just weigh the pir down with some old bricks.
     
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    Many thanks for a great idea I used 50 mm and covered it with tarpaulin it has made a great difference
     
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    No problem! Thanks for the feedback
     
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