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What is the best material to use for a greenhouse?
Last Updated: 2nd May, 2020
- Glass: The traditional greenhouse covering, glass is the preferred material for permanence.
- Rigid Plastics: These greenhouse coverings, which include fiberglass, acrylic, and polycarbonate come in corrugated and flat forms.
- Cost: All aspects of cost need to be considered.
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Similarly, you may ask, what can I use for greenhouse panels?
The most common options available are Solexx twin-wall covering, twin-walled polycarbonate, single-walled polycarbonate and polyfilm plastic greenhouse covering. Each greenhouse covering material has its own advantages, so it is important to consider your particular situation before making a decision.
Furthermore, are polycarbonate greenhouses better than glass? Perhaps the most important aspect of polycarbonate is that it provides your greenhouse with better insulation properties than a regular, glass greenhouse. Plastic has better heat retention properties than glass, and less heat is lost through polycarbonate material than glass.
Correspondingly, what are the traditional materials used in greenhouse covering?
Greenhouse Covering Materials Comparison – Glass, Polycarbonate, Polyethylene, Fiberglass, Acrylic and Vinyl. There are a variety of materials that can be used to cover a greenhouse today.
How thick should polycarbonate be for a greenhouse?
1) For covering the greenhouse only 4 mm and 6 mm thick sheets of cellular polycarbonate are used. We do not recommend to use 3.6 mm or 3.8 mm thick polycarbonate. This is a low quality polycarbonate, which will not serve you long.