Types of Greenhouses

Types of Greenhouses

We’ve compared various types of Greenhouses and found out that low cost greenhouses such as hoop houses and pit greenhouses are readily available, and they are quite popular. You’re initial investment upfront is less; they also only extend your growing season by a small amount, cost a lot to heat and cool, and the covering needs to be replaced frequently. The other thing to consider when you look at your climate is that they are not as strong and are liable to be damaged by heavy snow and high wind. The quality greenhouses cost more, but are stronger and last longer, and some of them can significantly extend your growing season.

 Types of GreenhousesHoop
Pit GreenhouseAttached GreenhouseTraditional StyleGrowing Dome®

Some of the things you may want to compare when buying a greenhouse

 the arch of the greenhouse tomato seedlings in early spring Pit Greenhouse Attached Greenhouse 1 Small greenhouse in backyard Growing Spaces Growing Dome
Growing Seasons23434
Heating CostsHighLowLowModerate-HighLow
Longevity3-5 Years>310-15 years5-10 years15-20 Years
FoundationNoneYes – UndergroundYesPossiblyPossibly
Strength of FrameworkLow-ModerateDetermined by OwnerGoodModerate-GoodExcellent
Snow Load StrengthLowLowHighModerateHigh
Wind ResistanceLowModerateModerateLow/ModerateHigh
GlazingSingle/double layerSingle layer, thin filmMultiple optionsMultiple optionsPolycarbonate Panels
Meets Local Building CodesNo/PossiblyNo/PossiblyYesPossiblyYes
Available LightGoodPoorGoodGoodExcellent

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