We have published a few articles regarding winter care and maintenance, and suggest anyone who has purchased a structure from us to review them to make sure your shelter is safe over this winter. As always, we are available for anything you are wondering or concerned about. We would be happy to help.
Winter Care & Maintenance
Winter Storm and Your Structures
Putting up Structures After Snowfall
Cold Weather Poly Install
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A significant part of season extension involves moving an intact structure.
This basically allows you to get two (or possibly three) plots of production from one investment.
The idea is to start a relatively cold tolerant crop very early in the season (the timing will be different in different locations).
- Once the crop is firmly established in location A, (and it has warmed up) you will move the structure to location B and start another crop.
- You will harvest the crop in location A and then after working the soil, plant another crop in location A which is intended for fall harvesting.
- After location B is harvested and before frost you will move the structure back to A.
- Instead of doing twice in location A you could also choose location C.
A structure can be equipped with wheels which will run over the soil. There is quite a bit of flexibility where you go and the terrain you navigate.
The structure can be equipped with rollers on a track. This will determine where you go and this is usually intended for moving a bigger structure with fewer people.
The most common method of moving is sliding the structure on the soil. The base rail can be wood or steel.
It is critically import to understand the logistics of moving on a structure before you start. It is not hard to move a structure but it is also not hard to do damage.
Having a plan for proper anchoring is very important for a moveable structure. Your structure is at a vulnerable state when you release the anchors. Once you start, the job must be completed quickly. You have to be aware that the anchors may not come out or go back in easily so you may need to give yourself some extra time.
One other area of consideration on a moveable structure is the ends. There must be some sort of a flap or vent along the bottom so that when a structure is being moved, the ends will not uproot plant material. Generally speaking to have this ability in the ends takes away from the structural integrity, so some extra anchoring may be required.
You can see more information and photos on our movable information page. Please don’t hesitate to call us with ANY questions you may have. This can be a very useful addition to your structure, but must be understood correctly.
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Please note we will not be at #goc17 until the afternoon. We look forward to seeing you and chatting then
It was a wonderful day yesterday at the trade show and with Norm speaking. So many great questions.
We will have Norm’s talk posted next week on our website and YouTube channel so stay tuned!
Thank you to everyone for your interest and enthusiasm!
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Come hear Norm speak this morning at the Guelph Organic Conference
“Season extension technology” is a broad topic which includes making your existing greenhouse into a more efficient year round production space. Season extension also includes the use of your structure in more then one place. Norm is looking forward to sharing from his 40+ years of knowledge and experience to help you get better value out of your greenhouse dollars. This workshop will build on what was presented previously in Greenhouses 101 and 102.
Here at Multi Shelter Solutions, we do our best to provide flexibility in choices, quality of service and excellent value for the money. Due to some significant increases we have received on the galvanized tubular steel that our hoops are manufactured from, we have needed to raise our prices, effective immediately. The prices that you will see on the current application web pages are the correct and up to date ones.
We have also updated the sample prices for replacing the roof covers to the website as well so that you will be able to anticipate those costs down the road. These are only meant as examples, and as always you’re free to give us a call for your specific project.
Finally, it is with a sense of amazement and gratitude that we see how many people are using our website as their primary research tool for figuring out their next building purchase. There has been over 150,000 views now in approximately 28 months. Your feedback is appreciated!
Thank you for your patience and loyalty. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you on your next shelter project!
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These buildings are not industrial grade shelters and, as such, some caution must be exercised under some winter storm conditions….
Please see our Winter Care & Maintenance Page and the WINTER CARE & other key points page in our installation guide for additional information
Our structures are designed in a gothic shape with a slippery cover to be lightweight and snow resistant. This encourages the snow to slide off quickly.
This is not an industrial high snow load building. We do our best to always point out applications where the capacity of the structure is being compromised. Extra hoops or thicker steel are an economical way to increase wind and snow load capacity. We take pride in the sturdy shelters we manufacture and supply, but must point out that we cannot warranty against weather conditions.
Snow removal, when occasionally required, is a simple task. DO NOT GO INSIDE A BUILDING WHERE THERE HAS BEEN OBVIOUS STRESS!
PLEASE READ MORE………
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Here at Multi Shelters we can work with you to fit whatever budget you have in mind for your project and publish sample prices freely for you to compare. We have found a balance that provides the economy so many seek, while not sacrificing any quality of the structure or customer service. Feel free to contact us for a custom quote for what you have in mind. We can work together to reach your goals.
Our biggest niche still remains that we don’t bend any steel before getting an order. We are able to customize it to fit in just the right spot, or alter how it’s done for your unique request. We bring over 43 years of experience to each and every call or email that we receive from potential and existing customers and welcome standard as well as outside the box projects.
That factor is how we’ve come up with our “igloo” structure, the airplane hangars, our “flying” greenhouse that was lifted onto an apartment building, and more! We pride ourselves on being able to help you find your best shelter solution, no matter how “out there” an application may seem. We’ve seen pretty much everything and look forward to your project ideas and challenges.
Check out our application pages to get you started and start the ideas flowing, there’s many to choose from. Thank you for your interest in Multi Shelters and we look forward to hearing from you in 2016!
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Multi Shelter Solutions is now closed for the season and will reopen January 3, 2017.
We want to take a moment to express our gratitude for your business and your interest in Multi Shelters in 2016 and many years previous. Everyone here at Multi Shelters wishes you and your family a happy and safe holiday season and we look forward to working with you in the new year on your projects!
If you have a shelter related emergency, please email email@example.com for the quickest reply and we will do our best to help you as quick as we can.
Grey Bruce Farmers Week Jan 9 Eco Day
Norm is speaking “Movable Greenhouses & Other Season Extending Operations” Jan 9 9:30-10am
Guelph Organic Conference Jan 28-29
Norm is speaking “Expert Choices for Your Market Garden” Jan 28 10:45-12pm
We look forward to seeing you out!