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13 years 2 months ago #17932 by L Plates
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Our big shed has corrugated iron sheeting for it's roof,

Along the gutter line their are a row of openings where the iron sheeting rises. What would be best to fill in these gaps to stop the birds and rodents from getting in? Is there a product specifically designed for this situation?

LP

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13 years 2 months ago #266336 by Westermans
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gorila snot ;) is all i can think of, we had a huge problem with our last house nad that barn...rats and birds everywhere in there....it stunk in the summer time...good luck at keeping them out.

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13 years 2 months ago #266397 by L Plates
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What the heck is gorila snot? do you get it at the local zoo?

How do you apply it? paint it? spray it - I presume its liquid - the mind boggles

When you say it stunk in the summer - do you mean the gorila snot stunk or do you mean the rats and the birds stunk??

I had wondered if there was something that was shaped like corruguated sheeting that could just bung up the spaces.

LP

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13 years 2 months ago #266399 by kalnetta
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expanding foam in an spray can.

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13 years 2 months ago #266427 by Kiwi303
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more formally known as Gorrilla Filla :D or Expanda Foam

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13 years 2 months ago #266432 by Pumpkingirl
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I used rolled up balls of light chicken wire mesh, as it was free and could easily be pushed into the gaps.

However, I have since discovered that the odd very determined starling will eventually pull one out, then teach all its bloody mates!

If I had used more mesh per hole, I think it would have done the trick. Wear gloves if you are rolling mesh into balls, even light mesh hurts your hands when you're doing this 168 times over.

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13 years 2 months ago #266436 by Stu_R
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just a thought .. if you have a guttering on it .. um what about the black palstic bristle type stuff they sell for keeping leaves and things out of gutters.... um to my mind .. that would stop birds getting in to ... as i said , just a thought :) ( from someone thats broke, and uses what he has to fix things )
PG's idea is good to :) i would probably use the chicken mesh and staple it top and bottom as i stretched it over the edge.

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13 years 2 months ago #266439 by devan
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There is a block of polystyrene stuff you can get that is profiled the same as corrugated iron, the roofing guy had to put some in my new roof cos the wind was blowing the rain up under an overhang but he said it was very expensive. Any roofer should be able to help with that. I had the exact same prob on my old shed where the birds were making nests in the roof and i used the expanding foam but i ran into probs when it kept just falling down into the wall cavity.

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13 years 2 months ago #266465 by L Plates
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The chicken wire is a good idea and so is the gutter guard - we have both,

Thanks for your suggestions.

Devan - Although I wasn't sure, I did think that there was some sort of polystyrene stuff like you describe - but cost is a factor. We shall have to price it up and then put our thinking caps on and consider our options.

LP

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13 years 2 months ago #266468 by skyline_glenn
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Eco foam is what its called, it is a closed sell profiled foam and costs a couple of $ per meter. Easiest thin to put inthere. If you use that expanding foam in a can it will be messy and look siht inside. Also if you need to pull a sheet off for any reason it will be glued down with the stuff.

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13 years 2 months ago #266472 by Kiwi303
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skyline_glenn;246056 wrote: Also if you need to pull a sheet off for any reason it will be glued down with the stuff.

in a high wind area, every little bit helps :D that could be a plus ;)

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