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Chicago Botanic Garden
Glencoe, IL 60022
From Chicago Botanic Garden 6 days ago
There are mainly two types of greenhouse – plastic greenhouse and glass greenhouse. A large number of people get confused about which greenhouse to choose. If you think of your childhood that you will get amazed when you listen about a greenhouse made of other than plastic. The primary function of a greenhouse is to allow the sunrays to leave its warmness inside the greenhouse. This in turn makes a feasible environment inside the greenhouse that helps in enabling healthier growth of plants. It also protects the plants from extreme cold, rain and bad weather.
Both plastic and glass greenhouses serve the same purpose to some extent. There is no definite information available that states that either one works well if used as a greenhouse surface material. Almost all the greenhouses are structurally very similar, the only factor being the greenhouse cladding material. Let’s have a detailed look of the plastic greenhouse cladding material over glass.
The major advantage of a plastic greenhouse is that it costs cheaper as compared to glass greenhouse. In case there are not so much differences in functionality and benefits, price becomes a crucial factor in every aspect. The main thing matter is the quality of greenhouse that is of prime importance. According to several studies, a plastic greenhouse is up to 30% more energy efficient compared to a glass greenhouse. In terms of expenses on the integrated energy system, you can do immense savings here using a plastic greenhouse. If handled properly, plastic cladding is much easier to fit, saving your time and frustration once you start setting up your greenhouse. On the other hand, setting up a glass greenhouse can be complex task as every glass panel needs to be carefully attached separately.
Now compare the physical properties of glass and plastic. Glass is brittle and can break under strain. Premier Polytunnel are specialist designers, manufacturers and suppliers of polytunnels, Plastic Greenhouse, polytunnel accessories, and polythene covers.