A greenhouse is a structure with walls and roof made chiefly of transparent material including glass and transparent plastics, in which plants requiring regulated climatic conditions are grown. sunlight passing the roof window makes the interior of a greenhouse warmer than the external temperature, protecting plants in cold weather.
What Type of Plastics Can Be Used in the Greenhouse?
Plastics are not so heavy, easier to construct and cheaper to purchase for a greenhouse. The plastic can trap the heat and moisture which is retained inside the greenhouse as the frame would have. Greenhouse plastics are usually stronger than ordinary plastics. They are designed in such a way that they can resist harsh weather elements without breaking down.
Polycarbonate sheet: it is the most-solid type of greenhouse plastic. It can withstand outdoor weather elements for ten straight years. It is equally good for trapping humidity and heat in cold, winter periods.
Acrylic sheet: Acrylic is a glass-like plastic, a unique material for a greenhouse. It is resistant to heat and snow; it is lightweight and easier to handle during construction. Currently, an acrylic sheet is the best material for building a greenhouse.
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7 benefits to using acrylic sheets for Greenhouse
What types of acrylic sheets are commonly used for a Greenhouse?
8 mm High Impact Acrylic Twin Walls Sheet
Ideal for achieving high level of privacy without blocking out the light:
- Clear, 80%
- Close rib design
- Thin and lightweight
- Quick and easy installation
16 mm High Impact Acrylic Three Walls Sheet
- Clear, Light Transmission 80%
- Ideal for vertical applications
- Strong and rigid
- Triple-wide rib spacing
32 mm High Impact Acrylic Four walls Sheet
- Clear, 70%
- Requires fewer supports
- Insulative values equal to four panes of glass
- Great strength-to-weight ratio
- High load-carrying capabilities
3 mm High Impact Corrugated Acrylic sheet
- Clear, 84%
- Thin and lightweight
Acrylic sheet will be the right choice for your greenhouse project. As a leading acrylic sheet manufacturer in China, KUSLA provides high-quality acrylic sheets and cut-to-size service to fit your size needs, contact us for your project if you have any questions.