Practical Guide – Materials Needed To Build A Greenhouse
We are all more and more concerned about the food we eat and, consequently, organic grown fruits and vegetables get our attention more than ever. So if you have a piece of land around the house, give it a practical purpose and build a vegetable greenhouse. Besides the satisfaction of those veggies cared for by yourselves, you will also have healthy vegetables on the table. So here’s more helpful information about those materials needed to build a greenhouse, along with several other technical details that will ease the work.
For a starter, a special attention should be paid to the structural materials. Among the options are wood – the handiest, but which calls for maintenance in time, the plastic, practical but very unaesthetic, iron, resistant, but heavy, steel and aluminum, probably the best choices, but more expensive than the others.
As concerns the covering, the options divide in two: glass, heavy and expensive, but also fragile, and Plexiglas, easy to handle and good thermal insulator. Still, when choosing your covering don’t forget to take into consideration the typical weather conditions of the area which you live in and if there are strong winds or it’s likely to snow heavily. In this case, your greenhouse must be suitable and stronger.
You can also opt for cheaper materials such as plastic film, but it will be replaced frequently because it is less resistant. Acrylic is another option, and this material may turn yellow over time.
As concerns the construction of a greenhouse, you should be aware of a number of very important steps. First, when choosing where will be located, make sure that it will lie in direct sunlight for as much of the day as possible, but without temperature inside rising too much to damage the crops. Here comes the crucial role of ventilation that regulates both the temperature and humidity inside the greenhouse. For this reason, the greenhouse plan must include multiple windows to provide proper ventilation.
We have previously presented plans to build a wood frame greenhouse or a mini-greenhouse. This time you can find attached plans helping you build a lean-to greenhouse that comes in continuation of the structure of a house, a greenhouse which leans against a wall physically. This greenhouse has a wooden frame and is covered with poly-carbonate sheets, featuring three vents on the roof. Plans come via Gardenplansfree.com