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Greenhouse Insulation – All About Greenhouse Insulation Benefits

Greenhouse Insulation – How To Do It? and Benefits

Greenhouse Insulation. Adding a layer of insulation to your greenhouse will help you save on energy and money. Insulation will benefit greenhouses that are located in colder regions where more heat is generated to keep the greenhouse at a certain temperature. Again, the insulation you install will depend on your location, your plants and your greenhouse. When researching the type of insulation you will need to install, consider these options: Double Glazing Insulation


The concept of arranging several glass panes into an individual unit is known as double glazing.  Double Glazing are double glass panes divided by a space of air to help reduce heat exchange across a section of the greenhouse envelope.  Glass is used to allow light to enter the greenhouse from the outside as well as provide view from the inside.  The primary advantages of creating multiple glass panes into a single unit are the significant levels of thermal and acoustic insulation attained due to the existence of either a gas, like air, or total vacuum in the area the in between the glass panes.  The insulation and security characteristics of the glass are improved, without reducing the portion of light that is permitted inside the buildings.  This is why this insulation method has become very popular recent times.

GREENHOUSE INSULATION – Flexible Plastic or Bubble Plastic

Flexible plastic or Bubble plastic is made of multiple skins of clear plastic with air pockets between each skin. Bubble plastic should survive for three or four seasons; making it a very efficient method of insulating your greenhouse. An individual layer of plastic sheeting will allow for more light penetration but will not insulate as well as bubble plastic.  Plastic sheets can be used during the colder months as a type of double glazing by connecting them with clips that attach with the greenhouse frame.  Most greenhouses that use SCROG support netting will greatly benefit from vegetable support netting as well.


Thermal screening strategies (shade netting, heat retention, or blackout curtains) lower heat loss by decreasing the amount of air required to be heated.  A type of attic is created in the greenhouse that establishes an insulated air buffer, and reduces the stratification of heat to the roof.  Throughout the summer screens can be integrated over your plants, bringing temperatures right back to an ideal growing range.  These cable influenced systems are managed by electric drive units with reversing handling and built-in limit switches. They can be run manually or by computer.


Base Cladding on the bottom of glass ground greenhouses helps decrease the amount of heat loss tremendously. During winter add polystyrene panels along the foot of the glass panes to offer added insulation. Detach them before the summer boundary crops are planted.

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HORTOMALLAS manufactures and markets crop support nettings (trellising and tutoring as alternatives to the raffia twine labor intensive traditional system) that increase crop quality. Our Mission is to: INCREASE VEGETABLE CROP YIELD AND PROFITABILITY TO ALL THOSE VEGETABLES THAT NEED TUTORING AND SUPPORT USING NETTING INSTEAD OF RAFFIA. Since 1994 we help professional growers and farmers improve their cucumber, tomatoes, melon, zucchini, bean, chile, peppers crops where trellises and supports are needed. HORTOMALLAS is the ideal system for cucurbitacea and solonacea to improve their phytosanitary conditions, while increasing the solar exposure and the brix degrees. Besides the obvious labor costs savings, the use of HORTOMALLAS increases the life span of the plant, allowing longer periods of harvests and of a greater quality. Call us, our crop specialists will help you with specialized attention in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula!

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