We have your solution! Our structures have been used by customers such as Hastings Marine and Terry Senecal in Gananoque for large scale protection while shrink wrapping boats and storing boats and RVs.
Keep the weather off you and extend the available time for working!
These buildings give you the environment to do a more effective job since you won’t be affected by wind and moisture. We would love to help you find the best solution for your business
Please call for Sample Storage Shelter Pricing including 12mil woven tarp for roof & ends sizes 16′-30′ wide any length
and we can even do custom projects if you require like this creative one for a customer living on his boat!
Another application that our structures are being increasingly used for is golf cart storage.
These shelters provide golf course superintendents with economical winter protection for the carts and other equipment.
During peak season these shelters service as maintenance areas for equipment and storage for fertilizer.
Multi Shelter Buildings are very versatile and the same building can be used for multiple applications. Call today to discuss your requirements and we can help you find just the right structure for your needs.
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We offer many sizes to choose from, and can custom manufacture for your unique situation as well.
They can be mounted on blocks, shipping containers or direct to a ground beam or with anchor posts.Check out the pages below for extra pricing and information regarding these structures, and call us for your custom quote! We look forward to helping you find your shelter solution
Ventilation, excess heat, making sure roll up sides are critter proof
One of the critically important things that each gardener/grower needs to know is the temperature threshold of each plant.
This is the temperature at which a plant will stop growing and an even higher temperature at which a plant will die.
When a plant has passed the threshold where it stops growing, it will take some time to recover and start growing again.
This is why proper ventilation is so vitally important. On a sunny day, proper ventilation is defined as one air change per minute. You must know the volume of air in your greenhouse and have your ventilation method capable of moving that much air.
A forced ventilation system is the simplest to set up and control since it is thermostaticallycontrolled. The up front and operating cost are significant. Each exhaust fan has a cubic feet per minute (cfm) rating which must be equal or greater than the air volume of the building. A forced ventilation system also has a motorized louvre which will open each time the fan turns on.
On a shorter structure that is facing into the wind, there is the option of ventilating through the doors and windows. This is an economical system but the hardest to control.
Adding roll up sides to a structure has the capacity of moving a lot of air as long as there is air movement around the greenhouse.
This is why it is a good idea to install a window as high on each end as possible. Since warm air rises, this will create a “chimney” effect on a calm day. The down side of roll up sides is the potential for draft across the floor and the fact that you have to be there to open and close the system. You may need to put up mesh to deter uninvited guests.
In addition to changing the air in the greenhouse, it is also important to circulate the air horizontally. Stagnant air pockets invite disease problems. There is not a prescribed rate to move the air, it is just important to keep it moving.
A proper watering system would not be considered as a part of making a greenhouse more efficient but it must be remembered that a greenhouse will increase the water needs of all of the plants.
A final consideration for growing over the summer is the potential need for shade. Most vegetables are good for full sun, all the time, but it is important to remember that this does not apply to all plants.
Heating, interior tunnels, air circulation, humidity control
When someone is intending to grow in a plastic covered greenhouse over winter, the first order of business is to put a double layer of plastic with air between.
This cushion of air acts as insulation and will reduce heat loss by about 30%. A secondary benefit from this cushion of air is that it reduces condensation in the greenhouse dramatically.
Even if you are not going to heat the greenhouse, it makes sense to put the extra layer of cover with air between since it will provide a significant extra margin for cold.
The small fan which puts the air between the layers is made to work against pressure. It can not “over fill” the cavity.
When installing the second layer of plastic, it is not pulled tight. This allows the second layer to puff up to about 10 cm which is the optimum space.
It is the dead air space that creates the insulation value. If the air is moving, you will not have optimum efficiency. This is the reason it is important to be vigilant about patching any holes in the plastic when they occur.
Especially if your intention is to grow without heating, you could benefit from installing and using small interior tunnels. These tunnels would only be covered during severe weather. Since the air volume is small, even the heat from a few light bulbs will make a difference.
Interior air circulation is even more important in the winter time than it is in summer. In the winter time when things are more likely to be closed up, the probability of stagnant air is high.
It is important to monitor the humidity level in your greenhouse as well. Getting rid of excess humidity will cost you some heat, but you are creating a healthier environment for your plants.
If you are using a forced ventilation system for either humidity or heat control in the winter, it is important to have the thermostat close to the incoming air so that things will shut down quickly if the incoming air is extremely cold.
Any heating system which is used in a greenhouse should have a stainless steel heat exchanger and burner. The standard aluminized units simply will not stand up long term in the moist environment of a greenhouse.
We hope you have found value in this series of posts, helping you prepare for your new growing adventure! We look forward to working with you for your projects!
Different tips to make it more efficient, proper space for plants, proper light, when to heat and not
There are numerous ways of making your greenhouse more efficient and a better return for your investment.
The first question which needs to be answered, however is, “What does it need to be efficient for?” The answer to that should be in line with your goals and priorities for your greenhouse.
As an example, if you are not going to be growing in the winter, you will not need to make the structure “heat efficient” but you will need to ensure that it is “snow efficient”. If you are growing in the greenhouse through the summer time, the efficiency of your ventilation system is critical.
Making your structure more heat efficient (summer perspective) will be expanded on in post #5 and more heat efficient (winter perspective) will be expand on in post #6.
When you intend to start plants in early spring and then move the greenhouse to start another crop, the moving process can be made more efficient by installing “skis” under the base.
Anchoring concerns are touched on in post #3. This is also a way of making more efficient use of your property with investing in more greenhouse space.
When you implement a trellising program, you will make more efficient use of the floor space in your greenhouse. It is important to consider the need for your plant load being balanced on your structure.
Another important thing to be mindful of is the shading that is created when you implement vertical growing. Under certain conditions you may need to consider supplemental lighting to make things grow.
One consideration that is important to be mindful of as well, is that in the confined space of a greenhouse, you can not grow everything. This is not just a space limitation, but a climate limitation.
Certain plants prefer it warm and some like it cool. Other plants prefer wet and others dry. It will be more efficient use of your greenhouse if you collaborate with a like minded person. You grow more of certain things and the friend does likewise and then you trade the extras.