Do you want to pursue your gardening hobby on a bigger scale?

Buying a greenhouse might be your best option.

We Know: Tips for Buying a Greenhouse

What is a greenhouse?

A greenhouse is a structure built with glass or fiberglass walls that is used to grow plants in a controlled environment. By having complete control over temperature and other conditions within the greenhouse, plants can be grown year round.

What should I look for when shopping for a greenhouse?

Some of the best materials you should look for in a greenhouse include:

  • Double and triple insulated wall panes: The added insulation will help to lower your heating and cooling bills and allow you to grow year round, regardless of the conditions outside.
  • Polycarbonate: Having the walls of the greenhouse built out of this material will ensure the structure lasts any thunderous run-ins with your kids or pets.
  • Polyethylene: This material is usually used in temporary greenhouses and comes in sheets.

What are the different types of greenhouses?

There are many types of greenhouses available on the market today, but which one is for you? Some of the best include:

  • Coldframes: These are great for small spaces and typically made of polycarbonate panels.
  • Portable: These greenhouses have metal frames, vary in size and can be put up and taken down with relative ease.
  • A-Frame: These greenhouses have slanted ceilings and are permanent.
  • Gothic Arch: The sides of this greenhouse are rounded and come to a point at the top. They are easy to heat and provide a beautiful addition to your backyard.

How much does a greenhouse usually cost?

The final price of a greenhouse can vary greatly depending upon what you want to use it for, its size and several other factors. But for simplicity's sake, a temporary greenhouse that is to be used during only a couple seasons of the year can cost less than $500. However, solariums that attach to your home, are made of glass and encompass a lot of square footage can cost $7.25 per square foot.

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