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Replace old galvanize roof...

  • 10-05-2022 8:53pm
    Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭ Belongamick

    Have an old cow shed with galvanize roof - timbers are gone and shed is not in good shape.

    What are replacement options and spec for same - see ads for liquidation stock going cheap but may not be cheap in the long term.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,077 ✭✭✭ 148multi

    Are you going to house cattle again in it, can you explain (shed not in good shape) in a bit more detail.

  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭ Belongamick

    The roof of this 50 year old shed is in poor shape. Timbers are rotted and galvanize is well worn.

    It was an old cow shed and probably will not house cattle again. Walls are mass concrete type and can support a roof.

    More enclosed than this example and roof in worse shape.

    What are roof replacement options.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,108 ✭✭✭✭ Nekarsulm

    What are the nails like that are holding on the sheeting?

    Springhead, or the heavier type?

    The heavy ones can be gripped with a good pair of vise grips and basically unscrewed without damaging the sheeting.

    Your 50 year old sheeting is probably still thicker than new cladding.

    Would you replace the timbers, and put the old sheeting back on, but upside down?

    The plastic coated cladding you get nowadays (in a dark colour) looks very well indeed, but price new sheeting/cladding before you start, like everything else it has got a fair lift in price this last 12 months.

  • Registered Users Posts: 909 ✭✭✭ mr.stonewall

    Putting the sheeting back on flipped would have the nail holes in the valleys of the the corrugated sheeting. This has more water hitting the fixings leading to them rusting away quickly.

    The cladding that is on it, looks in good nick and the stuff of that vintage is just superior to the stuff of today. My preference would be strip the roof , reuse the sheeting and new timbers. Great opportunity to give the sheeting and wash and a coat of primers and paint on the flat.