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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.

Happy New Year…2015 in Review

With more than a year complete now of our brand new website (including LOTS of positive feedback-Thank you!), and going into 2016, we thought we’d share some of our top posts and pages with you…in case you missed them!

All of us here at Multi Shelter Solutions wish you a happy and safe new years and we look forward to working with you on your 2016 projects!

Top Applications & Pages
Large Greenhouses
Large Storage Buildings
Mini Greenhouses
Livestock Shelters
Hanley Caterpilliar Tunnels
Small Storage & Garages
Installation Overview
Structure Options
Covering Options

Top Articles
How to Videos
Winter Storm and Your Structures
Building Permit Questions
Roll up Sidewall Considerations
Building Ends
Covering Ends-Plastic & Tarp

Greenhouses 101
Knowing the basics before you buy
Shapes & Configurations
Orientation & Location
Covering Options
Climate & Air Effects
What are you trying to accomplish? What are you dealing with?

New Feature Pages in 2015
Getting Started
Airplane Hangars
Movable Structures
Igloo Round Structures
How to & FAQs
Installation Photo Supplement