Cover FAQs

Getting Started…
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Winter Care Articles

Retightening a Loose Structure Cover
Temporary Fix for a Loose Cover
Choosing a Cover: Poly vs Tarp
Infrared Plastic Coating

Cold Weather Poly Install
Recycling Greenhouse Plastic

Installing Multiple Covers in one Wirelock Channel
Covering Ends: Plastic & Tarp

Roll up sides Q&A & Videos
Roll up side wall considerationsYou can also watch them all on our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBUPJhbi2DLs0UYSo0FRwwi0pMo51PV80

Tarp Covering Instructions and Plastic Covering Instructions from the Assembly Guide can be downloaded at the underlined links

Our white plastic is available in widths of 24′, 32′, 40′ and 48′. Our clear plastic is available in widths of 25′, 28′, 32′, 36′, 40′, and 48′. Our white tarp is available in any width you require, but we stock widths of 25′, 32′, and 36′ and the green tarp is also available in any width you require but we stock it in 32′ wide. We sell these in 5′ lengths, and a roll is 100′ long. Please see our covering options page for more info.

We also offer an infra-red coating as well as an additional anti-condensate coating on our plastic covers.  Plastic can also come with an anti condensate coating which will reduce or eliminate dripping in your greenhouse. This is a detergent additive which will eventually work itself out of the plastic. This happens more quickly if you have very high humidity levels in your greenhouse. The cost is roughly 10% more then regular 6 mil plastic and is only available in full rolls (100′ or more). This plastic has an inside and outside so care must be taken to install properly.

One other variation on greenhouse plastic is with an IR (infra-red) coating. This plastic comes with an anti condensate coating as standard. It is a more elastic and weaker plastic so it is generally only used as an inside layer in a double layer application. This plastic can reduce your heat loss by up to 20% over a regular double poly installation. Even though this plastic has a hazy look to it, the light transmission properties are actually a couple percentage points better. The cost is roughly  25% more then regular plastic and is only available in full rolls (100′ or more). This plastic does not have an inside or outside. Please call Norm to specifically inquire about more information regarding these special coatings.

RECYCLING YOUR OLD GREENHOUSE PLASTIC OPTIONS
(please note MSS does not endorse or finance any of the following options, this information is meant as a guide only.)

http://www.plastics.ca/Recycling/FindARecycler/index.php

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