Let the Sun Shine Through – Learn Proper Greenhouse Cleaning

greenhouse_cleanRegardless of what type of greenhouse you may purchase from Outdora, there will come a time when the covering of your structure needs to be cleaned.  But what is the proper way of cleaning the “windows” of a greenhouse and why is that important.

A clean greenhouse surface is very important in the success of any type of greenhouse production.  It allows the maximum amount of sunlight into the environment, reduces possible plant diseases and just gives the greenhouse area a professional appearance.  But before you jump onto a spring window-cleaning spree, one must first learn how to properly clean each type of greenhouse covering.  Keep in mind though, that regardless of the type of cover always clean the area with the vents and doors wide open.  This will prevent any buildup of toxic chemicals.

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The Pros and Cons of Greenhouse Coverings

greenhouse_typesGreenhouses can be covered in one of three materials.  This includes glass, polycarbonate, and plastic film.  Each one of these materials has pros and cons associated with it.  So before you decide on a certain greenhouse structure or shape, consider the covering.

All coverings should go through a checklist that includes cost, ease of repair, durability, weight, how much light goes through the material and how much heat is released through the material.

Glass Paned Greenhouse

The Large Royal Victorian Greenhouse sold by Outdora is an excellent example of a glass paned greenhouse.  This type of greenhouse covering is durable, has low maintenance cost, absorbs photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) easily, releases excess heat during the night and has a low transmission rate of UV light.

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