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Burlap/Cement Rain Fly Roof

Learn how to build a lightweight roof out of burlap, cement and acrylic.

Learn how to build a lightweight roof out of burlap, cement and acrylic.


Ever heard of ferrocement roofs made with burlap instead of wire mesh? This site explains everything you need to know. Thanks to Matt for finding this innovative roof method.

Source: Ferrocement.com

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6 Responses to “Burlap/Cement Rain Fly Roof”

  1. Lear says:

    “This method of roof construction appears economically powerful enough to illuminate a pleasant path where immortal corporations will unavoidably encounter equal competition from mortal corpuscles.”

    It literally took me a minute of rereading to parse this sentence. I do admire their ingenuity though.

  2. Cliff says:

    Could you do something similar with fiberglass mesh?

  3. Dinah says:

    I read this article. Could you please tell what kind of acrylic they combine with the cement. I’ve always been interested in ferrocement building techniques but this is the first time that I’ve seen it used with acrylic vs. shotcrete. I’ll research the acrylic too.

  4. Dustin says:

    Very cool!

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