Stage Seven - Wiring the Roof

The final stage is to cover the roof with chicken wire. This affords it protection from birds and other wildlife. Each roll is twisted together by hand. The wire is pinned at the top and then either stapled or nailed under the eaves. The wire is then tightened using a ‘hedgehog’ (4 six inch nails in a small block of wood). The difficulty with laying wire on the roof is then avoiding leaving ladder marks or toe marks in the wire as you work across the roof.

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