Living in a windy area shouldn't stop you from having a greenhouse. Here's the best types of greenhouses that can handle high wind.
Top 3 Best Greenhouses
1. Palram Canopia 6x8ft polycarbonate greenhouse kit
Our top pick is this polycarbonate greenhouse kit from Palram. It's the most cost effective greenhouse that will last a lifetime.
What we like:
- They offer different sizes and colors.
- It has a high resistance to wind.
- It's made with reinforced aluminum.
2.Amish Built Yellow pine greenhouse
Because this greenhouse is built with both wood and polycarbonate, it's much more sturdy and able to withstand very high winds.
What we like:
- It comes with an exhaust fan.
- Materials are pre-sanded, notched, and milled to make setting it up easy.
- They offer different sizes.
What we don't like:
- Since it's made with wood, you would need to paint this as needed to prevent wood rot.
3. Exaco RIGA 3s greenhouse
Our third and final favorite is this Exaco gothic style greenhouse. The shape alone makes is the best for high winds, snow, and even hail.
What we like:
- The shape is the best for high wind areas.
- Exaco makes their greenhouses to last and engineered better than any other.
- 10 year warranty on the panels and 15 year warranty on the frame.
How to make your greenhouse wind resistant?
- Tightly close vents, windows and doors with you have extremely high winds in your area.
- Choose a greenhouse frame that is sturdy (steel or aluminum are popular choices).
- Anchor your greenhouse into concrete.
How to choose the right style of greenhouse?
- Gothic arch- this style greenhouse is perfect for high winds, hail, and snow!
- Ridge and Furrow- this style provides an equal amount of sun throughout the greenhouse.
- Wood frame- this style is great for withstanding high winds.
- Gable- this style is usually more elegant to look at and provides an even amount of sunlight throughout.
- Hoop house or quonset- this style is best suited snowy months. They do tend to get very hot in the summer months so you would need to get a ventilation fan.
Picking the right greenhouse will depend on a number of factors, including how windy your area is, your budget, and what you plan on growing.
Based on these, you should pick a material best suited for your environment so that it can withstand high winds and other weather.
A dome style or gothic style greenhouse prove to be the most effective against high winds.
Most avid gardeners agree that greenhouses should be facing south so that the greenhouse will receive equal amounts of light inside.
No, usually those are add-ons although some do come with plant hangers.
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