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Old 06-25-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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Our kit came with a video, and a booklet telling you how to build the kit. We ordered ours from Greenhouses | Largest selection in the United States and Canada. I'm here to tell you that if a marriage can withstand the challenge of building a big glass greenhouse, it can withstand most anything. There's nothing like having DH standing on the top of an 8' ladder, while you hand up giant panes of glass to him, while holding the ladder steady for him at the same time.

We love our greenhouse. Our biggest mistake was to order it with a glass roof. We could have had it with twin wall poly carbonate, but DH thought the glass would look nicer, which it does. However, we never considered the increased heat loss during our cold winters, or the risk of it being shattered by hail, which can get really big here. We've had it 3 years now, and so far so good, but every time a storm comes up, I start worrying.
Have you considered putting a 3M window film on it to both help contain heat and help it be more shatterproof?
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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Hoop house is a possibility
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Have you considered putting a 3M window film on it to both help contain heat and help it be more shatterproof?
No, that never crossed our minds. Great idea. We had that done to our house windows when we lived in Houston and it really did help reduce the summer heat. It would probably be very helpful in keeping heat in during the winter and keeping it cooler in the summer as well. We have had a few hail storms since we built it, and it has survived because the hail has always been small, no bigger than marbles. We've been really lucky. It's not uncommon for there to be hail the size of golf balls here. We've had it close by. I don't think anything would stop that.
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