No heat protection or diffusion: The clarity of the material is nice but it doesn’t break sun rays or provide protection from the sun. If you are in the desert or another sunny place, this might be the death of your plants. Shade cloths will become indispensable. Higher heating/cooling costs: Regarding the previous point, you’ll also have to spend more to heat or cool a glass greenhouse. Higher price for greenhouse kits: Ready-made glass greenhouses can be quite pricey. Danger of breaking glass: Glass can be a very fragile material and breaking of glass panels on the greenhouse can be very dangerous. However, tempered glass can reduce the danger and ensure safety. Set-up: Glass greenhouses are not so easy to set up. In fact, the surface you are using for it must be completely plumb and level in order to prevent cracking of the glass over time. This may make it difficult for the do-it-yourself greenhouse builder. Heavier material: Glass is quite heavy and cumbersome to work with, especially when working with large panes. Not much insulation: Generally, glass does not provide as much insulation for your plant (unless the double-walled glass which is quite expensive). More maintenance: You have to clean the glass more frequently if you want to keep the beautiful appearance. This increases further if you are using hard water for irrigation. You may have to clean them once a month or every 2 weeks, depending on how clear you want them to be.
Traditionally over many years greenhouses have used glass panels as the glazing method. In recent years however, there have been advancements made in twin-wall Polycarbonate that make it equal to or even better than glass in many ways. This makes the decision tougher than it used to be. Glass is a classic and beautiful glazing option. Many gardeners select glass greenhouses as their perfect choice due to its aesthetic appeal. It has been the traditional greenhouse building glazing material. It permits the highest amount of light penetration. However, in recent years there have been some huge advancements made in twin-wall Polycarbonate that make it equal to or even better than glass in many ways. This makes the decision tougher than it used to be. Here is some of the benefits for choosing Glass over Polycarbonate
- Better looks: You can see through glass clearly. This enhances the appearance of a greenhouse and gives it the “traditional look.”
- The maximum amount of natural light for plants: It has the highest light transmission.
- No fading or discoloration: While other covering materials tend to fade and become opaque, glass does not. It may fog up but that’s all. Glass will, therefore, transmit the same amount of light throughout its life.
- Long-lasting if breaking is prevented
- Flame-resistant: So it’s completely okay to use it in garden areas where barbecues take place.
- Natural resource: There are no chemicals used in the production.
- Potentially cheap acquisition: You can potentially salvage old windows and build a greenhouse with it.
- Easy to replace: You can order or purchase glass panes easily in your city. So, you can fix broken pieces faster.
Our Regalia Frames cannot be compared to any other Aluminum Framed Glasshouse as they are thicker and stronger than those of any competitor in this price range- just ask our customers who have seen, touched and felt other brands on the market. If you live in a location that gets extreme winter weather with gusty winds and snow, then our Regalia Series would be a good consideration. All of our glasshouse models come equipped with a multitude of features, offering you more than just a standard structure. Each model comes with high end 4mm toughened AS/NZS2208 Safety Glass, Side-Wall Louvers, Automatic Vent Openers & a Full side of Cantilever Shelving- All Inclusive!! This particular Glasshouse is the only Glasshouse that has been Independently Certified and Engineered for Australian weather conditions (only one of its kind). Our Regalia Glasshouses are designed around a commercial model and incorporate the best growing features including our easy to install EPDM rubber glazing strips which stand up to the harshest UV light as well as eliminating rattling, reliance on silcon and installation problems caused by clip methods in older style glasshouses.
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