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Design & Construction

In this unit, you will learn about glazing and shading materials and how to determine greenhouse surface areas and volumes.

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Greenhouse Glazing Materials

  1. Important Characteristics of Greenhouse Glazing Materials
    • Light transmittance
    • Strength
    • Weight
    • Life span
    • Scratch resistance
    • Cost

  2. Common Greenhouse Glazing Materials
    • Glass 
    • Polyethylene film  
    • Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester
    • Acrylic 
    • Polycarbonate

  3. Other Glazing Materials
    • Colored Glazing Materials

  4. Other Considerations
    • Shading Materials
    • Maintenance of Greenhouse Glazings
    • Calculating Greenhouse Surface Area