Greenhouses are used extensively by botanists, commercial plant growers, and dedicated gardeners. In cool climates, greenhouses are useful for growing and propagating plants because they both allow sunlight to enter and prevent heat from escaping. In warm climates, greenhouses allow for year-round growth despite seasonal changes in climate.
At HESE Affordable Greenhouses, we create greenhouses that are context specific in each of our locations. We do this by using locally sourced materials and through unique features.
Greenhouse Glazing & Insect Mesh
The transparent covering of the greenhouse allows for the selective transmission of visible light while preventing the transmission of excess UV radiation. The film also maintains a microclimate inside of the greenhouse as it traps heat from solar radiation, thereby warming the air and producing the “greenhouse effect”.
The glazing we utilize at HESE Affordable Greenhouses is called SOLARIG 140. SOLARIG is a woven coated fabric designed to diffuse the sunlight as it passes through the fabric. Diffused light then hits plant material inside the greenhouse from all angles and sides. Plants do not reach for or stretch for sunlight when sunlight is limited for several days in a row. Plants grow more compact and then proceed to their next stage more quickly than under traditional greenhouse covers.
By utilizing a glazing rather than glass:
Production costs are reduced
Repairs are more easily executed
The design of HESE Affordable Greenhouses enables the structure to be durable and expandable. Our wood structure is sourced from local materials, so each location is likely to utilize different wood types.
On top of the structure lays the glazing, and on the sides, roll up bars control an insect mesh. This material is key to keeping out pests and diseases that are common with open-air farming.