A kit greenhouse provides field-tested design, ease of assembly, and (almost) instant gratification.
There are literally dozens of manufacturers who offer greenhouse kits for home use. Most are well designed, quality products; some not so great.
The most common complaints with poorly designed kits include leakage, total failure in bad weather, and deterioration by the UV rays of the sun.
All greenhouse kits have one thing in common: a frame. But the similarities end there, with many types, sizes and design features available.
Which one is for you? It might be hard to figure which kit is best suited for your needs, as well as the best bang for your buck.
In doing your research on greenhouse kits, be on the lookout for:
Rigid or flexible plastic coverings are better insulated, more cost-effective, and easier to work with than traditional glass panes. They also don't break in a hailstorm!
Freestanding greenhouses are easier to build than ones attached to your house. To add on a greenhouse to your existing home, you'll more than likely need to hire professionals to plan and build it.
Freestanding models can often be expanded by removing one end-wall and adding on modules.
Kit greenhouses provide an elegant, finished look in a short amount of time. Now it does take time, effort and a little head scratching to assemble a kit; however, it's much easier to erect than a stick-built DIY greenhouse.
In planning the cost of either a kit or hand built greenhouse, don't forget to allow for all of the accessories and improvements you'll need:
Foundation- some kits do not require a formal foundation; they can be erected anywhere without extensive preparation. Others may call for a concrete or masonry foundation, which will usually involve building permits and professional help.
Utilities- you will need to plan if and how you're going to run electricity and running water to your greenhouse. You may need licensed professionals to set this up properly, too.
Accessories- And don't forget the other goodies you might want, like hydroponic units, plant benches, a heater, fans, or a permanent irrigation or misting system. Browse some quality Greenhouse Accessories here.
I'll be honest with you up front. We have spent literally years researching the different types of greenhouses and greenhouse materials available today. Of course, you're welcome to surf the net for yourself and compare products and prices.
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In keeping with our "KISS philosophy" (Keep It Simple Simon), we aim to make greenhouse kit selection simple for you too. And here's what we have come up with:
We were so impressed with Solexx, we decided to become an Authorized Dealer of Solexx™ Products. We also wanted to keep things simple for you by not selling a bunch of other brands of greenhouse kits; just our favorite. :-)
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