What material to make a greenhouse from?

Before tackling the direct creation of this useful outbuilding, which many owners of suburban areas cannot do without for a long time, you need to think about where it will be located. The best place for greenhouses is the southern side of the site, some experts recommend generally erecting it close to the side of the residential building, which is located on the southern side.

After the most optimal place for the greenhouse has been selected, you can finally start choosing the material for such a building, and this task should be taken very responsibly. The choice of certain building materials will depend not only on the type of construction, but also on the durability of this structure, and an automated smart greenhouse will save you a lot of time. the system can be controlled via the Internet. Plus, using the right building materials will help you avoid perpetual, stress-free renovations.

Useful tips for choosing a material for a greenhouse

  • To create any full-fledged greenhouse, you will need a certain building material for the frame, as well as material for waterproofing and the coating itself.
  • For those who want to create a high-quality and durable greenhouse for their site, it is imperative to pay attention to the choice of material for waterproofing such a building, and for this purpose, an ideal roofing covering is suitable.
  • As for the building materials for the frame and covering, the choice will largely depend on the financial capabilities of the owner of the territory, as well as on his taste preferences.

Very often, experienced and practical owners of summer cottages to create beautiful greenhouses use such building materials that often remain after major repairs in residential buildings or after the demolition of any buildings. Those who have any knowledge in construction can use old door or window frames, as well as any used building materials, for the construction of greenhouses.

As for the coating, the most inexpensive option can be a film made of very dense polyethylene, then you need to understand that this material can be used only for arranging light spring greenhouses.

If we talk about the frame of the greenhouse, then the most budgetary option is a wooden structure, but it should be understood that a building made of such material will not be durable, because the tree is subject to a gradual decay process. Those who still want to create a greenhouse based on a natural wood frame should make sure that the wooden elements are installed in such a way that moisture does not accumulate between the pillars, but simply flows down.

Natural wood can be protected from excessive moisture, for this it should be sheathed in the most problematic places with sheet steel.

Recently, it has become very popular to use greenhouses with a frame made of heavy-duty plastic, which has low thermal conductivity and has an acceptable cost. But this material also has not only advantages, but also fatty disadvantages, one of them is sensitivity to sudden temperature changes. It should be noted that plastic, in contrast to natural wood, lends itself much worse to any processing.

If there is a financial opportunity, it is better to purchase aluminum elements and build a frame for the future greenhouse from it. Of course, the cost of aluminum is much higher than the cost of plastic or natural wood, but it will be possible to build the most durable greenhouse from such material. Aluminum is good because it is completely unaffected by moisture, in addition, such a material has excellent plasticity and has a rather low weight.

As for the cover for the greenhouse, much here depends not only on the financial capabilities of the owner of the territory, but also on whether such a structure will be used at a certain time of the year or it is planned to operate it all year round.

If you plan to create a summer or spring greenhouse, then it is better to give your preference to dense polyethylene, but to create a greenhouse structure for permanent use, it is better to use a material that not only has excellent light transmission, but also excellent thermal insulation properties. In this case, it is recommended to turn your attention to polycarbonate, which meets all the above requirements.

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