Gothic Arch Greenhouses provides the Answers to the Many Questions and Considerations of Greenhouse Ownership

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An investment in a greenhouse requires basic planning to answer a few key questions about designs and materials from which to choose. Gothic Arch Greenhouses provides the answers to those entering the search for a greenhouse thus arming the buyer with site specific knowledge that helps quickly narrow the search.

Purchasing greenhouse starter kits or related materials from an established trusted source helps ensure a positive outcome. Gothic Arch Greenhouses has been in business for 70 years making them a leader in the industry and a valued source for information.

William “Buzz” Sierke, third generation owner of Gothic Arch Greenhouses, it’s important to first decide why such a structure is needed. Warm, moist, controlled air created inside a greenhouse makes it desirable to over-winter house and garden plants. Connect such an atmosphere to a cold room of the home, and the problem of heating the space is resolved along with providing a great place for houseplants. For the violet, orchid or other epiphytes enthusiast, or the family wanting fresh fruits and vegetables year round, providing a climate controlled space is a must. Making a clear decision on purpose will guide the next steps to becoming a greenhouse grower.

The next decision to be made is budget. “The initial investment in a greenhouse needs to be weighed against projected outcome,” Sierke suggests. For those wanting a dependable food supply, costs will differ from the flower hobbyist so those considerations must be made.” Affordable, quality, USA made do-it-yourself greenhouse kits like those available at Gothic Arch Greenhouses have environmental control systems and related accessories for dependable year-round conditions available that can be added later when budgets allow.

Deciding where to locate the greenhouse is another wise decision to make before buying a greenhouse. Sierke suggests beginner greenhouse growers start with something like their signature greenhouse, the Gothic Arch. The smallest, an 8-foot by 8-foot structure, it’s designed to grow as needs grow by expanding in length in 4-foot sections. Other width models are 12', 14', 18' and 22' depending on need. “Environmental control system and accessories can always be added,” Sierke says.

The architecturally attractive pointed arch equally distributes the weight onto the columns at a steep angle which makes for strong, sturdy structure. The solid Cypress frame and the state-of-the-art polycarbonate covering that comes with the signature design makes for building known to last decades.

Besides the Gothic Arch Greenhouse flagship greenhouse kits, a wide array of framing and covering options are also available to address any horticultural need.

A few more things need to be considered before entering into greenhouse ownership. “Think about outside temperature,” Sierke suggests. “To grow vegetables inside during winter in a cold region that experiences hard freezes, ice and snow then investing in durable frame materials, well-insulated coverings, light and heat need to be factored into the plan.” Achieving consistent energy efficiency in regions where heat and humidity vary widely throughout the day are other aspects that need to be carefully examined before purchase.

Whether you're a beginning novice 'green-thumber'....or a seasoned professional grower - contact the expert staff at Gothic Arch Greenhouses to help match all heating, humidity, and thermostat needs to achieve the optimum environment needed inside the greenhouse for your particular cultural requirements.

Contact Gothic Arch Greenhouses today at 1-800-531-GROW-4769 or to discuss your next greenhouse project.

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