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Greenhouse Plastic, Greenhouse Film, Greenhouse Covering...What?!!

Posted by Team SolaWrap and the Green Thumbs. on Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 01:13

Greenhouse Plastic, Greenhouse Film, Greenhouse Covering

What is the difference between greenhouse plastic versus greenhouse film versus greenhouse covering?

Greenhouse Covering

The broadest term for this article is "greenhouse covering".  It is used to describe anything that is typically used to put on the roof of a greenhouse. Those coverings are:

  • Vinyl
  • Glass
  • Polyethylene Plastic Film- SolaWrap Bubble film or 6 mil plastic that may or may not be reinforced
  • Polycarbonate either rigid or flexible rolls
  • Polyethylene panels that can be semi rigid or flexible rolls
  • Fiberglass-either rigid or flexible rolls
  • Acrylic which is rigid.

Greenhouse Plastic

The most common term used on the internet to search for a greenhouse covering that is made of plastic is the term, greenhouse plastic.   But even this term can be misconstrued.  Most people think of polyethylene plastic when they search for greenhouse plastic.  Even though acrylic, polycarbonate and fiberglass are made of plastic, it is not thought of as a greenhouse plastic. It is best to be specific when you are looking for the specific covering as poly film is very different from polycarbonate.

Greenhouse Film

Polyethylene film and greenhouse film are used interchangeably. For all practical purposes, greenhouse film falls into the polyethylene category.  It is often thought of as the smooth rather thin plastic material but SolaWrap film is also made of polyethylene, but due to the bubble wrap air bubble design, it may not be the first thing you think of when you say, "greenhouse film".

There is a brief look at the various terms that are used when referencing Greenhouse Coverings.

Tags: Greenhouse Covers

Top 5 Tips for a Successful Greenhouse

Posted by Team SolaWrap and the Green Thumbs. on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 @ 11:02


Greenhouses....they come in a variety of sizes, exist in varied climates, and contain all types  of plants.  What are the Top 5 tips to better your chances of having a successful greenhouse? It starts with the cover.  Introducing SolaWrap.....

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SolaWrap Films is a unique greenhouse covering material that has been in Europe for over 30 years.

Here are the Top 5 Tips for a successful greenhouse:

  1. Diffused Light:  SolaWrap offers up to 83% diffused light. That makes it the only product on the market with both high transparency and a high diffusion rate.
  2. R-value of 1.7:   SolaWrap save  energy thus saving you money
  3. 10-year warranty against UV degradation:  This film will not change color, get foggy or streaky.
  4. Water-tight and airtight:  When used as a greenhouse roofing or walls, SolaWrap has withstood hailstorms, snowstorms and hurricane winds with both hot and cold snaps.
  5. Strong:  Withstands up to 120 pounds per square foot of snow load = approx 15 feet of show!

SolaWrap greenhouse film's magic lies within the unique bubble design. This bubble design allows for a full year-round production at a fraction of the cost of traditional greenhouse films.  83% of sunlight diffuses through more than 100 air bubbles per square feet. This gives your plants 30% of healthy infrared light. This even diffusion avoids shading and burning areas. The results are faster growing, healthy plants.

If you would like to receive a comparison chart showing the values for various greenhouse covers, please click the blue box below.

Comparison Chart for Greenhouse Covers

HAPPY GROWING!


 

Tags: Greenhouse Covers