Frequently Asked Questions

Yes we do!  We often have different greenhouses in various stages of construction.  Greenhouse tours aren’t available year-around, so request a tour and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

We only use heavy-duty materials designed specifically to withstand a range of weather conditions.

Frame

  • Heavy-gauge steel
  • Triple-galvanized
  • USA-made

Walls

  • Corrugated polycarbonate
  • Impact, weather and UV resistant
  • Wind and hail resistant

Film

  • Copolymer tri-layer
  • 55% opacity
  • UV stabilized

For experienced builders, yes.  Greenhouse construction has a steep learning curve and we recommend using an experienced construction manager for best results.

Custom-designed greenhouses are available but require additional time to manufacture.  Our ready-to-install kits come in several sizes and are ideal for most applications.

Many foundation options are available to meet both budget and operational goals.

  • Dirt
    • A cost-effective implementation sized to meet county specifications
  • Gravel
    • Makes for easier transportation in and around the greenhouse
  • Concrete
    • Sloped and combined with an underground drainage system, concrete offers maximum utility

If you want to build an efficient greenhouse, you can utilize soil on the floor and grow directly into here. Although this is simple, there is one major downside in that disease could threaten the whole greenhouse and take months and even years to resolve. If you don’t want soil, paving stones or gravel is recommended for most greenhouses. Not only are these cost-effective options, they will also be easy to clean.

Although it is a more expensive option and may require professional help, concrete will allow you full control and cleaning will consist of a simple hosing of water. With concrete, you can add a decorative element to the greenhouse too such as sandblasting

Thanks to some of the best greenhouse designs around, our products now come with additional bracing which means that the roof purlins and horizontal braces will increase in size whenever necessary. Furthermore, the automatic roof vent that can be found on greenhouses can be switched out for a vent specifically-designed for resisting winds. Even after this, there is an opportunity for exhaust fan systems.

Ultimately, this will depend on your area but typically, if your structure exceeds 120 square feet, you should be looking at securing a permit because it is considered ‘permanent’. If necessary, we will provide greenhouse design plans for permits.

If you have done a little research so far, you will find that some have turned yellow but you will avoid this as long as you use a high quality material. Typically, we use polycarbonate that has a UV inhibitor ‘co-extruded’ with the outside layer as this will stop the process that normally turns it yellow. Over a period of six years, the sun will cause a difference in light transmission by just 6%. As long as you have our warranty in place, you will receive ten years of support on the polycarbonate panels.

Unfortunately, we do not sell any used greenhouses because we haven’t yet had any customers that have wanted to part ways with their products.

Installed pricing starts at $33 per sq ft.

Of course, you will find cheaper greenhouses but they cannot promise the same things that we can including quality, service, longevity, and strength. When you buy a greenhouse from us, you know that you are getting the real deal that will not only do the job now but also ten, twenty, and more years down the line. In addition to this, we offer a fantastic warranty because we have confidence in our greenhouses.

  • Propane air handlers
  • Radiant flooring

In the warmer climate, solar panels would be fantastic for providing energy but they would struggle to generate the electricity needed when the temperature is a little colder.

In an attempt to retain the heat, some people like to use energy curtains as this will reduce the amount of work that has to be done to stay at the right temperature. Again, this improves efficiency and you can even heat certain sections of your greenhouse. If you have plants that require different temperatures, there is an opportunity to create different zones within a single greenhouse using plastic partitions or energy blankets. If you require partitions, just let us know and we will work with you to create what you need.

As it will cause a burning in the roots, floor heating is not suggested for a greenhouse. However, radiant heating will work because the heat that comes from the baseboards creates air that isn’t natural for plants.

If you have commercial greenhouse plans, geothermal could work or even if it is tied to another project but other than that it is expensive and impractical.

We typically utilize an evaporative cooling wall combined with high-performance exhaust fans.  Our specific design offers up to 80% efficiency and can maintain temperatures of up to 25°F below outside temperatures.

Yes.  Not only required for plant growth, water is a key component in our high-efficiency cooling designs.  All of our build crews are experienced in water line design and installation.

Power is needed to run all of the automated systems that makes a greenhouse ‘smart’.  Controllers monitor environmental conditions and adjust temperature, carbon dioxide levels, humidity, light and more.

Absolutely.  There is a growing interest in ‘off-grid’ greenhouse systems.  Commercial solar panels and energy storage allow greenhouse automation without access to the electrical grid.

If you have a foundation laid already, greenhouses can be customized and normally come in size increments so you should find something to fit quite easily.

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