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bodger

Off with the old

Off with the old and on with the new !

Its a wonderful sunny day here today and in the space of an hour. I've taken advantage of the beautiful day to take the old, well the not so old actually, Onduline roof off one of my chicken sheds and replaced it with some good old fashioned tin sheets.

I'll never use the stuff again. Its not so long ago that I replaced most of my chicken shed rooves with Onduline and I've been less than impressed. Its ripped very easily in the wind and although its had plenty of support, it's sagged so that water has pooled on the roof which has allowed the water to seep into the sheds.
Toddy

That's interesting to hear; I was going to replace the roofs of two sheds this Summer and I had been looking at the Onduline stuff.
Not so sound then ? Do you think I'd be better just sticking to felt and coating it with bitumous paint ?

M
olde9856

Yep same here, one of our sheds is onduline and its rubbish, almost impossible to stop it sagging and ripping through its fixings, I'm going to replace it with boards and felt like my others. [/i]
bodger

I got rid of tongue and groove covered in felt for the Onduline because it offers excellent harbourage for Redmite.
Toddy

Would the use of bitumous paint not kill off the red mites though ? It's 'very' pungently road tar type smelling. I know that no moss or algae grows on the felts that I've used the pain upon, but it does on the unpainted.

M
bodger

No it doesn't bother them.[/b]
Toddy

Unfortunate that. I don't even get spiders in those sheds since we used the paint inside the roofs. Nor mice funnily enough.
I suppose it'd be too easy a way to solve a problem  

M
emsley

couldn't agree more about the onduline.
will never use it again

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