Many growers are involved about maximizing greenhouse air flow. In some most air flow designs, condensation management is sacrificed and dripping turns into a difficulty. This was the case for Hendriks Greenhouses, till they approached GGS Structures Inc. to assist clear up the issue. Hendriks Greenhouses, positioned in Beamsville Ontario, wished a design that balanced each air flow and condensation management, and GGS responded with the Open Roof Greenhouse design.
“Working with GGS over the years with the gutter vented greenhouse, we knew it was possible to work with them and get a nice dry [open roof] house as well,” stated Craig Barlow, Operations Manager at Hendriks Greenhouses.
GGS created the open roof design in response to grower’s rising issues about air flow with drip management. “The GGS open roof greenhouse design provides an optimal system to both maximize ventilation while maintaining a smooth surface on the poly and good roof pitch for condensation control,” stated Michael Camplin, Sales Manager at GGS.
“This design ultimately results in exceptional condensation control. Additionally, we built a 4” gutter contained in the greenhouse to gather any condensation that might probably come by way of the ridge.”
For Hendriks Greenhouses, the completed product supplied an unlimited enchancment to their rising operation. Not solely does the house keep dry, the open roof greenhouse retains their crops 5-7 levels Fahrenheit cooler than a gutter vented design.
This construction additionally has different options to make sure the longevity of the greenhouse. The gable ends embrace venting, and are manufactured from lengthy-lasting acrylic. Also constructed into this new greenhouse is an in-ground heating system, the place the concrete ground is used as a radiant floor to ship warmth on to the vegetation and irrigation water.