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The benefits of going to a bigger structure

What are some of the benefits of going with a bigger structure over a smaller structure?

Budget often dictates that someone needs to start small, especially when a person is just starting out as a grower with a greenhouse.
There is also the perceived notion that staying smaller means less heating cost. In itself, that is true, since heat loss is in direct proportion to surface area exposed to the outside.

As I have mentioned before, it is very important to weigh expense
against return.

A smaller air volume has less natural circulation.
Proper air circulation for plants is critical regardless of the season.
Think of a deep pond versus a shallow pond. The deep pond never has algae on the surface because of the increased movement.

Going with a taller greenhouse will automatically increase the circulation the same way.

Another point to consider with a taller greenhouse, is that there is more open space above the plants.

This open space is where moisture can go, away from the plants even before the greenhouse ventilation system does its job.

With a lower greenhouse, moisture is always in close proximity to the plants. In a taller structure, the plants will be dry much sooner.

Moist plants in a stagnant air mass are prone to disease. These plants will, as a result, produce less.

As always, be aware of the bigger picture.

Please Call for an Updated Quote and other MSS news

Due to current significant fluctuating steel and cover prices, we ask that you only use the prices on this site and in our ads as a very rough guide at the moment, and call for an accurate up to date price to include in your planning. A member of our no hassle customer service team will be happy to assist you.

Since right now we are in our very busy spring rush, we appreciate your patience and will get back to you at our quickest opportunity. We look forward to working with you on your project and helping you plan your structure purchase.

In the meantime feel free to check out our newest book, So You Want to Buy a Shelter… Your Guide to Planning a Soft-Cover Structure Purchase for assisting you to ensure all your bases are covered and considered. Pick up a copy at our open house, June 1st 10am-2pm or on Amazon

We look forward to seeing you out at our community appreciation event for free BBQ, giveaways, prizes, and meet & greet Q&A with our staff. June 1st 10am-2pm 360 king st, off mill lane in Palmerston.

Due to the busy manufacturing facility, we request no drop by visits without prior appointment any other time other than the open house.

Steel Volatility FAQ

Most of you are aware of all the rhetoric coming from south of the border regarding duties and tariffs which are threatened to be imposed on Canadian steel going south.

This obviously would have a significant impact for anyone from Canada who is exporting.

MSS is proud of the fact that our product is almost 100% Canadian manufactured. As such you may think that we would not be impacted by all this in a significant way.

That is not the case and the purpose of this post is to make you aware of the volatility presently in steel and aluminum.

The purpose of tariffs is to reduce incoming products and minimize competition (it is called “leveling the playing field”) so that steel mills will be running at higher levels of productivity.

Since many steel mills are not as efficient as they could or should be, it is easier to simply take advantage of the opportunity and raise prices.

Unfortunately Canadian manufacturers are playing the game and rather than reducing prices on product that cannot go elsewhere, prices are being increased.

We, at Multi Shelter Solutions, are extremely grateful for the fabulous year our customers have given us in 2017.

This has given us the means to be more proactive on securing larger amounts of steel and further out as a way of minimizing the impact of price changes on our customers.

Thank you to those who are planning further ahead but please be aware of the current state of things. We are a small fish in a big pond but we are working hard to be deserving of your loyalty and look forward to working with you on your 2018 projects!