While thinking about choosing greenhouse designs, select s style that matches your home’s style and the layout of your garden. Also, the weather in your area should be considered. For example, if there are heavy shows during the winter you will most likely select a roof that will allow the snow to slide off easily, and not a flat roof.
A very popular design that could be found in many gardens is a free-standing, with curved or peaked roof. A square or rectangular shape allows for the most growing room for plants.
If you have limited space at the backyard, attached greenhouse type could be the best choice. These designs are easily accessible and convenient for connecting water and power supply.
Majority of greenhouses are made from aluminum or galvanized steel that is weatherproofed and lightweight. You can use wood as well but make sure the wood you use is weather resistant.
Some of the popular greenhouse designs are:
Hoop. This type is built using metal or PVC pipes to make the hoop-like shape with plastic coverings. It’s cost effective initially but could really add up because of the maintenance and replacement costs.
Dome. This shape is half a ball and usually built as a stand-alone structure. It cannot be attached to your house, as this type has no sidewalls. It’s a little expansive to build due to a lot of pieces of different glazing are needed for this design.
Barn. This type has wide roof and interior with shorter walls. It can be attached to a house or another greenhouse.
Gothic style. This is probably the most convenient design to allow snow to slide off easily. It can be attached or freestanding. A piece of advise though – it’s not recommended attached unless your home’s shape is similar to the Gothic style.
Many owners complain about limited space after building and using their greenhouse for a while. A good idea is to make the largest greenhouse your money can buy whatever design you choose.
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