Polycarbonate Greenhouses Benefits
What’s wrong with this equation? One child + one garden + one ball + one greenhouse? Yes, well-spotted!
Plastic Greenhouses and kids playing football just don’t mix (you only need to watch a few episodes of You’ve Been Framed to see this point being proved). Well, the good news is now they can! With the advent of a super material called polycarbonate, the days of smashed panes of glass in the garden greenhouse are over. But as well as being virtually unbreakable (whether by footballs, hail or falling tree branches) polycarbonate has several other advantages and is certainly worth considering if you are planning a new greenhouse.
So what does this wonder material have to offer the gardener? Well, first, polycarbonate is lightweight, which makes the job of erecting a greenhouse that much easier. It also provides the plants in your greenhouse with a diffused light, which helps plants to grow evenly. Polycarbonate sheets are usually ribbed, which further helps to diffuse sunlight and reduce the need for shading – so that’s another job the gardener can strike off the long list!
Buy Polycarbonate Greenhouses at Gardeneco using polycarbonate instead of glass on a greenhouse can also extend the growing season, thanks to the insulating effect of the polycarbonate, and if you heat your greenhouse in the cooler months, it will help to cut down on heat loss, thus cutting fuel bills and helping you to use energy more efficiently.
The best option is to choose double-layered polycarbonate, rather than single-layered sheets of polycarbonate. These will provide a rigid, well-insulated and virtually unbreakable greenhouse for your garden or allotment. There are a few cons though – gardeners report that polycarbonate can scratch more easily than glass and doesn’t seem to last as long. However, for anyone who fears that a glass greenhouse will be at the mercy of children – or even vandals if it’s on an allotment – a polycarbonate greenhouse is a very worthy alternative. The technology and the materials seem to get better and better ensuring the greenhouses will be around a good number of years