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Open roof greenhouses provide a natural environment for plant growth when the outdoor weather is suitable and an artificial environment when it is too hot or cool. Starting the roof over the plants increases light intensity which can help to control the development habit, flowering and crop timing. In addition, it reduces electrical power costs as expensive lover cooling is not needed.
Several methods are used to open the roof. Some producers make a roof that opens by rolling up the one or double coating of flexible plastic glazing that runs the length of the greenhouse bay. A small gear motor rotates a shaft that winds the plastic-type material on to it such as a window shade. A light, second framework over the structure secures the plastic-type material from bellowing out during windy weather conditions. Opening and closing the roof can be either manual or automatic. Each side of the roof could be controlled independently for versatility in cooling.
Folding roof greenhouses work very well in snowy climates because they can be tightly closed during winter. Most designs use standard vent hardware. Some have panels that hinge at the gutter and open upward. Opening is almost 100%. Others have panels that are hinged at the ridge and one gutter and slide sideways on teflon bearings. Opening is about 85%. Most designs use rubber gasketing to seal the joints. Glazing could be cup, polycarbonate or film plastic material. Some manufacturers give a movable gutter to gather rainwater when the roof is usually partially open up. Wind sensors should be set up to close the roof in stormy weather. Movable shade is frequently installed with the open roof design. It reduces heat load by reflecting the suns rays back out. The shade curtain ought to be of a porous design to allow heat to flee. In northern climates a power blanket can also be installed to lessen heat loss during the winter.
These structures consist of a steel frame, versatile glazing and cable support. Woven UV stabilized polyethylene film produces a watertight glazing. With respect to the cropping system, bracing of the framework could be external cables mounted on deadmen, internal compression braces or trusses with cable X bracing. Flat roof styles are utilized where there is little rainfall or snow. A-roof designs shed the rain and snow to an internal gutter system. Designs that may carry up to 35 lb/sq ft snow load and 100 mph wind loads are available. The roof opens in sections by moving the leading edge of the curtain. One equipment motor will handle up to 50,000 sq ft of roof Heating is more difficult than in a conventional greenhouse due to the single layer plastic material and better infiltration through gaps and cracks in the seals.
These little greenhouses offer extremely easy installation. Available in various sizes, get yourself a mini greenhouse or a sizable portable greenhouse today.