Detailed Greenhouse Comparison
We’ve compared various types of greenhouses and found out that low cost greenhouses such as hoop houses and pit greenhouses are readily available, and they are quite popular. You’re initial investment upfront is less; they also only extend your growing season by a small amount, cost a lot to heat and cool, and the covering needs to be replaced frequently. The other thing to consider when you look at your climate is that they are not as strong and are liable to be damaged by heavy snow, hail and high wind. Higher quality greenhouses obviously cost more, but they are stronger and last much longer. Many of them can significantly extend your growing season. Refer to our chart below to see a comparison of the main different greenhouse types
|Types of Greenhouse||Hoop|
|Pit Greenhouse||Attached Greenhouse||Traditional Style||Fabric Domes||Growing Dome®|
Some of the things you may want to compare when buying a greenhouse
|Longevity||3-5 Years||>3||10-15 years||5-10 years||3-5 Years||> 20 Years|
|Foundation||None||Yes – Underground||Yes||Possibly||None||Three options|
|Strength of Framework||Low-Moderate||Good||Good||Moderate-Good||Moderate-Good||Excellent|
|Snow Load Strength||Low||Low||Good||Moderate||Moderate||High|
|Glazing||Plastic, single or double layer||Single layer, thin film||Multiple options||Multiple options||Nylon or Vinyl||Polycarbonate Panels, 8mm or 16mm|
|Meets Local Building Codes||Possibly||Possibly||Yes||Possibly||Possibly||Yes|
High-quality greenhouses like the Growing Dome Geodesic Greenhouse Kit offers an exceptional return on your investment and will provide you with fresh produce in all 4 seasons for years to come! Break-up with the produce aisle permanently. The Growing Dome offers reliability, energy-efficiency, ease of assembly and low maintenance at a reasonable greenhouse cost as compared to other types of greenhouses.
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