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SolaWrap Unveiled: Getting Acquainted with SolaWrap Greenhouse Covering

Posted by Team SolaWrap and the Green Thumbs. on Thu, Nov 02, 2023 @ 05:04

SolaWrap FAQ: Bursting Bubbles, Exploding Myths, and Greenhouse Fun!

🟢 What exactly is SolaWrap film?   SolaWrap is not your average greenhouse covering. It's a revolutionary polyethylene bubble film designed for superior insulation, perfect for your greenhouse.

🟢 What sets SolaWrap apart from the crowd?   Its unique bubble design is a game-changer, providing exceptional light diffusion and insulation. Say goodbye to average and hello to extraordinary!

🟢 Can SolaWrap handle the heat?   Absolutely! SolaWrap is built tough, ready to tackle harsh weather conditions and UV exposure head-on.

🟢 But how long can it really last?   SolaWrap comes with a 10-year warranty, but it often exceeds expectations with a lifespan of 15-20 years when well-maintained.

🟢 Is installation a headache?   Not at all! SolaWrap is lightweight and flexible, making installation a breeze with standard tools.

🟢 What about those chilly climates?   SolaWrap thrives in cold weather, offering top-notch insulation and frost resistance.

🟢 How does SolaWrap compare to traditional greenhouse coverings?   Its bubble design outshines the competition, providing superior insulation, light diffusion, energy efficiency, and plant growth.

🟢 Is it as bright as glass?   Brighter! SolaWrap boasts higher light transmission compared to glass, reducing the need for extra lighting and maximizing natural sunlight. Read more here

🟢 Will my plants be UV-protected?   Absolutely! SolaWrap shields against harmful UV rays while still allowing beneficial UV-B rays for your plants' health.

🟢 Hail, snow, or freezing temps – is it up to the challenge?   You bet! SolaWrap's tough polyethylene bubbles resist hail, insulate against freezing temps, and handle heavy snow loads.

🟢 Can it handle extreme temperatures?   SolaWrap remains resilient in a wide temperature range, suited for both hot and cold climates.

🟢 What makes SolaWrap the best choice?  Its advanced tech and quality materials guarantee a longer lifespan and outstanding performance – the multilayer structure is a total of 334 mil = 8.5mm = 1/3 inch

🟢 Will it save me money in the long run?  Absolutely! SolaWrap's longevity and energy-saving properties make it a smart investment.

🟢 How about year-round greenhouse use?  SolaWrap's stellar insulation and light diffusion create a stable environment perfect for year-round growing.

🟢 Commercial or hobbyist, does it suit both?  Indeed! SolaWrap's durability and top-notch performance make it a hit for all greenhouse operations.

🟢 Going green – is SolaWrap on board?  You bet! Its recyclable materials and energy efficiency support eco-friendly greenhouse practices.

🟢 Is maintenance a pain?  Not at all! Occasional cleaning keeps SolaWrap in tip-top shape for years to come.

🟢 What about condensation?  SolaWrap's insulation keeps condensation in check, reducing mold and disease risks.

🟢 What's the deal with hydroponics?  SolaWrap's light diffusion and insulation create perfect conditions for hydroponic success and water efficiency.

🟢 Automation-friendly?  You got it! SolaWrap integrates seamlessly with automated greenhouse systems.

🟢 Small-scale or home gardens – is it versatile? Absolutely! SolaWrap suits gardens of all sizes, including cozy home setups.

🟢 Frosty winters – can it keep my plants warm?  SolaWrap's insulation protects your plants from frost and cold temperatures.

🟢 Rooftop dreams – is it a fit? SolaWrap's lightweight nature makes it perfect for rooftop greenhouse installations.

🟢 How does it help the environment? SolaWrap's energy-efficient properties reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promoting eco-friendly horticulture.

🟢 Vertical farming, anyone? SolaWrap's light diffusion and durability maximize space efficiency, ideal for vertical farming.

🟢 Bumper crops and top-notch quality – how does SolaWrap help? Superior light diffusion ensures even plant growth, leading to higher yields and better quality.

🟢 What about windy days? SolaWrap stands strong against high winds and stormy weather, offering reliable protection.

🟢 Fun fact – does it lower energy costs? SolaWrap's insulation reduces heating and cooling costs, saving you money.

🟢 UV resistant? You bet! SolaWrap can handle UV rays without yellowing or degrading.

🟢 Is it eco-conscious? Absolutely! SolaWrap is 100% recyclable, supporting environmental sustainability.

🟢 What sizes are available? SolaWrap comes in various widths, including 4', 5', and 6', with custom options for specific projects.

🟢 Curves or straight lines? SolaWrap's flexibility lets it conform to curved structures with ease.

🟢 Windy conditions – is it up for the challenge? SolaWrap's durability withstands high winds and extreme weather.

🟢 Vertical or sloped – does it work for both? SolaWrap is versatile and suits vertical and sloped walls in greenhouse construction.

🟢 Extra inflation needed for insulation? Nope! SolaWrap's bubble design provides natural insulation without additional inflation.

🟢 Perfect for hydroponics? SolaWrap's light diffusion creates ideal conditions for hydroponic growth.

🟢 Accessories-friendly? SolaWrap seamlessly works with greenhouse accessories, from fans to shade cloth.

🟢 Ideal for DIY projects? Absolutely! SolaWrap's versatility suits various DIY applications.

🟢 Mold and mildew? Not on SolaWrap's watch! Its design resists mold and mildew, ensuring a clean, healthy greenhouse.

🟢 Solar greenhouses, anyone? SolaWrap's superior light transmission maximizes sunlight for solar greenhouses.

🟢 Pest protection? SolaWrap's tight seal keeps pests out, maintaining a controlled environment.

🟢 Year-round use – is it up to the task? SolaWrap's insulation supports year-round greenhouse cultivation.

🟢 Roll-up sidewalls – does it work with them? SolaWrap pairs perfectly with roll-up sidewalls, offering easy ventilation control.

🟢 Special tools required? Nope! SolaWrap is easily installed using standard greenhouse tools.

🟢 Commercial greenhouses – is it suitable? You bet! SolaWrap caters to commercial and hobbyist greenhouses of all scales.

🟢 Chemical-resistant? SolaWrap can handle most chemicals used in greenhouse environments.

🟢 Beyond greenhouses – is it versatile? Absolutely! SolaWrap's flexibility extends to glazing various structures.

🟢 Various greenhouse designs – does it adapt? SolaWrap's flexibility allows it to conform to different designs and structures.

🟢 Frequent replacement needed? With proper care and maintenance, SolaWrap lasts over a decade without replacement.

🟢 Hot or cold, does it suit both? SolaWrap's insulation makes it ideal for both hot and cold climates in greenhouse applications.

🟢 Chemical exposure in greenhouses – is it okay? SolaWrap's materials resist common greenhouse chemicals.

🟢 Customer support available? Global Plastic Sheeting provides comprehensive support, from technical assistance to product guidance.

🟢 Ready for aquaponics? SolaWrap supports commercial aquaponic systems, enhancing plant and fish growth.

🟢 What do customers say? They rave about SolaWrap's durability, insulation, and its positive impact on plant growth and greenhouse operations.

🟢 Need a pro for installation? No need – greenhouse owners can easily install SolaWrap themselves.

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Recovering your Greenhouse Plastic? Greenhouse Covering Considerations

Posted by Nana Hinsley on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 @ 03:00

Is it that time again to replace your  greenhouse covering? Are looking for the best greenhouse plastic you can find? This article will look at the greenhouse covers that have been on the market for years in the US and then present a proven product that has a track record of 30 years in Europe, but if fairly new in the United States.  It is like nothing else that currently exists on the market.  You will see that it outperforms all its competitors, and is more cost effective in the long run.

 What factors are you taking into consideration for your greenhouse?  You are probably considering the amount and type of light reaching your plants, the overall appearance of your greenhouse, its ease of maintenance, safety and longevity. Most of all, you want something that is cost effective.

What are your greenhouse covering choices? 

Let's start with polyethylene films.  It comes in a variety of thicknesses with 6 mil being very common. When selecting a 6 mil greenhouse plastic, you need to make sure it is not a product out of China.  The Chinese made films are not made with virgin polyethylene which degrades in the sun! Some people chose to use a double layer for better insulation. Typically a single layer of polyethylene film has an R value of approximately 0.85. A double poly cover consisting of two layers of poly has an approximate R value of 1.25.  This is a quick inexpensive fix- but is it really inexpensive when you add in the labor cost to replace it more often than other options. Greenhouse plastic will offer some UV protection, and some versions have better tensile strength than others.

Greenhouse plastic tears One thing to be aware of is the plastic ripping where the plastic touches the PVC. This seems to be reported from growers who don't use a film that offers UV protection  The PVC may absorb the heat and speed up the breakdown of the plastic.  As we all know, sun is an enemy to all sorts of plastic sheeting. Another reason for the breakdown and tearing of the plastic could be the chlorine that is in PVC.  This too is a problem for greenhouse plastic.  There is a polyethylene greenhouse film that won't give you these problems called SolaWrap!  Read on to learn more.

6 mil greenhouse plastic coverings also come in white. They are often referred to as, white opaque greenhouse films. White greenhouse films are popular when reducing heat in the greenhouse is the goal.   Being white will however reduce the light transmission by almost half per layer.

Another option is to look at the reinforced polyethylene greenhouse films.  This product comes in a 3 ply laminate where a cord grid is placed between two layers of plastic.  The goal is to offer a high strength film that is durable yet light weight.

Polycarbonate Panels:  Another route that has been popular in the past is polycarbonate panels.  This is a translucent rigid plastic.  Some compare it to glass as it is almost as transparent.  It can be installed as a corrugated single layer, or in a flat twin wall version.  By doing a twin wall you create air pockets between the two walls which act as insulators.  Due to its glass like quality, it offers good light transmission.  People like that it is a light weight material that can be cut to size and installed.

Glass:  Glass is one of the least efficient materials for retaining heat because it has very little insulating value, and it transmits heat and cold quickly. Consider thermometers are made from glass.  

Glass is much heavier than other coverings and needs substantial framing. It doesn't diffuse light so plants could get burned; glass breaking is a huge hazard.  Consider climates that have heavy snow loads and hail storms. If the foundation or the frame shifts for whatever reason, the glass can crack. Another consideration is heat loss due to gaps between the panes.  It's important to have an installer who is experienced. It's not something that most weekend gardeners can throw up.

SolaWrap Greenhouse Plastic Cover:  SolaWrap Greenhouse Plastic (Greenhouse covering) offers:

  • R-Value 1.7
  • 83% transparency
  • 10 year warranty against UV degradation (better warranty than polycarbonate)
  • up to 83% diffused light (only product on the market with both high transparency and high diffusion)
  • 120 lbs per square foot snow load rating (approx 15 feet of snow)
  • 100 mph wind rating (has survived 135 mph windstorms in Alaska)
  • Has been shown to last up to 27 years on greenhouses in Europe
  • Does not yellow or get brittle
Greenhouse Covering SolaWrap

Pictured above the greenhouse that Proven Winners built using SolaWrap. More and more commercial growers in the U.S. are becoming familiar with Solawrap, and are selecting it.  The bubble structure offers amazing benefits when compared to the other products on the market.

Greenhouse covering SolaWrap

SolaWrap has withstood many a hailstorm, snow load, and all out terrible winters. There is no need to worry about hail storms and the resulting broken glass!broken glass greenhouse

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To find out more about SolaWrap, please call us at 855 Sola USA  (855.765.2872). Happy Growing!

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