Livestock Shelter or Greenhouse?

One of the questions we are often presented with has to do with customers wanting a structure for dual purpose. In itself, this could be considered as a wise strategy to get multiple uses for a building so that it can be used closer to year round.

The question which needs to be asked is “Are these complimentary applications?

One of these dual applications is for greenhouses and livestock shelters. There are a lot of similarities between the two with the most prominent ones being a double roof cover with air between and that they often have roll up sides.

Where the problem arises is that when you have a greenhouse, there MUST be a clear cover to allow the proper spectrum of light to come through to allow plant growth to occur. This level of light comes with heat which can easily be a problem for animals.

For a livestock shelter 90% of the battle is keeping them dry and out of the wind, cool is better then warm. If your animals will only be in the shelter during inclement weather, you will likely have more leeway in dealing with heat.

We have had customers who cover with single clear during growing season and the put an extra layer of white during the animal housing.

If you have any questions or concerns on how you plan to use your shelter, please call or email for extra input.

Important Update from MSS

4/6/20 With the pandemic being such a rapidly evolving situation, Multi Shelter Solutions is being vigilant for new and changing requirements. Please stay tuned to our website and facebook pages for the most up to date information on restrictions and closures. Please read the following information carefully and fully. Thank you.

We hope everyone reading this is keeping safe at home. Our admiration goes out to front line workers who are allowing our society to keep functioning as best as it can. Our hearts go out to all those affected, individually, or from those close to you, by this situation.

Due to the new restrictions put out by the Ontario government, we can no longer deliver some of our products to some locations. Please see a full list below. This is subject to change as the government changes their policies and the pandemic evolves.

We are grateful to still be considered an essential business for some applications and as such are able to stay open and producing some structures. We are taking our part of the responsibility to curtail this virus very seriously. The health and well being of our employees, customers and community at large continues to be our highest priority. We have modified our procedures to reflect the current government regulations and our commitments.

We are here to discuss your requirements and help you in planning your project.
Please note that the only restriction is on some deliveries and pick ups which are classified as non essential. We are in the middle of our busiest time, and with added protocol and procedures, it is best to email in any non-urgent requests, and we will get back to you within the week. You are still able to phone, but please keep in mind, phoning will not allow you to “jump the queue” any faster than email, and could result in more delays for everyone.

ALLOWED

Deliveries of all greenhouses to all properties
Deliveries of livestock shelters and storage buildings to farms
Deliveries of any shelter to an essential business which is open
Discussion of all structures and your projects via phone/email/video conferencing

NOT ALLOWED

Deliveries of garages, boat and R.V. shelters, swimming pool enclosures, and other non agricultural/non essential structures to non agricultural land is prohibited
Deliveries of any product to a facility or property that is closed is prohibited
Shop visits/Pick ups/Site visits are not allowed

Please note that if we are not allowed to deliver, under the “stay at home” regulation, you are not allowed to pick up either.

We understand the inconvenience this may be causing, but emphasize this is for the greater good, and the sooner we are able to follow the precautions and safety rules set in place, the sooner we can come through this and resume all deliveries and visits again. The more we work together, the quicker we will come out of this.

We are grateful that our greenhouses and agricultural buildings are part of the food supply chain and therefore were are considered an essential service. We are grateful to all those who have entrusted us with their shelter and greenhouse requirements. We look forward to working with you on all your 2020 projects. Stay safe, connected and healthy.

~Norm and the Multi Shelters Team

Livestock Shelter or Greenhouse?

One of the questions we are often presented with has to do with customers wanting a structure for dual purpose. In itself, this could be considered as a wise strategy to get multiple uses for a building so that it can be used closer to year round.

The question which needs to be asked is “Are these complimentary applications?

One of these dual applications is for greenhouses and livestock shelters. There are a lot of similarities between the two with the most prominent ones being a double roof cover with air between and that they often have roll up sides.

Where the problem arises is that when you have a greenhouse, there MUST be a clear cover to allow the proper spectrum of light to come through to allow plant growth to occur. This level of light comes with heat which can easily be a problem for animals.

For a livestock shelter 90% of the battle is keeping them dry and out of the wind, cool is better then warm. If your animals will only be in the shelter during inclement weather, you will likely have more leeway in dealing with heat.

We have had customers who cover with single clear during growing season and the put an extra layer of white during the animal housing.

If you have any questions or concerns on how you plan to use your shelter, please call or email for extra input.