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Posted October 16, 2013 - 11:39 AM

Now that will save me 20-30 dollars alone, thanks!

Yeah, I saved probably $90 just on concrete. What are you planning to build?



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Posted October 16, 2013 - 11:42 AM

I have to give my horses and donkey a place out of the wind and rain. Planning a 36x36 pole barn, using cedar poles, whatever I can afford for framing, and sawmill slabs for siding. Roofing is up in the air right now, considering using recycled bill board tarps. 

 

I don't use a whole lot of concrete for poles, just a collar about halfway down the hole, but it still adds up quick!


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Posted October 16, 2013 - 12:11 PM

If looks are very important then you can find recycled barn roofing pretty cheap - as in $2-5 per sheet. If this shed wasn't so easily seen from my house and by the neighbors I would have went that way too but for this shed the finished product will need to look pretty nice so as to not stick out like a sore thumb.


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Posted October 16, 2013 - 12:22 PM

If looks are very important then you can find recycled barn roofing pretty cheap - as in $2-5 per sheet. If this shed wasn't so easily seen from my house and by the neighbors I would have went that way too but for this shed the finished product will need to look pretty nice so as to not stick out like a sore thumb.

It's not visible from the road, and the neighbors are great. It does need to be reasonably good-looking for the wife, but she's good with the tarp idea. The only issue I have with recycled barn tin is that the holes from the old screws are never anywhere near where you need them, so your new roof has hundreds of dots of caulk to fail. I plan to build the roof structure so it can support any option, then go with whatever presents itself at the tie. It's not like I don't have a history of re-doing stuff!


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Posted October 16, 2013 - 12:31 PM

I used reclaimed metal roof for my brooder house and the random holes don't cause an issue. It would suffice for any animal needs I would think.

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 02:11 PM

Well, chickens need it dry at least as much as horses, so that's encouraging. Did you seal them with something?



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Posted October 16, 2013 - 02:47 PM

No. Most metal will only have a few holes unless someone got carried away nailing.

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 03:44 PM

Good Silicon will hold up a long time if you have someone rub it down on each side as it's applies to the hole.


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Posted October 17, 2013 - 12:06 PM

Metal duct tape works well also. Place it on the inside. I've had a piece on my shop roof for years with no issues.

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Posted October 17, 2013 - 11:12 PM

Nice looking framing job twostep. Several years ago I GC a large church that used a metal building package. They had stacks of unclaimed metal panels that had damaged ends, wrong color, returns etc. These could be repaired & painted. If anyone has a supplier near by it might be worthwhile to check.

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Posted October 18, 2013 - 05:36 AM

In trying to keep things within budget, and looking good, keep this

in mind.

Galvanized roofing can be painted with success, if washed first with vinegar.

I've never tried this, but am told it works. The vinegar neutralizes the acid/chemicals on the

galv finish, allowing the paint to stick.


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Posted October 18, 2013 - 06:36 AM

Thanks for the kind words and tips.

 

I crunched some numbers and figured that by the time I try to piece the roof together and then paint it all to match the cost wouldn't me much less than just buying it custom fit.

 

I'm going with Galvalume and the color really isn't a problem with me. When finished I hope for it to have a similar color scheme to this: http://www.penndutch...-barn-two-story



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Posted October 18, 2013 - 07:18 AM

Why a painted roof anyways? Galvanized looks good I think.
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Posted October 19, 2013 - 08:07 PM

I got for enough of the purlins on to measure for tin... between rains today. I had to get the 8.5 month pregnant wife out to help measure!!

 

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Posted October 19, 2013 - 08:13 PM

Looks like you are getting there. I don't think I could have gotten my wife up a ladder at eight and a half months. :smilewink:






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