Our standard greenhouses are covered with a single-wall, corrugated polycarbonate. It is made specifically for greenhouses. It is UV coated to help protect against discoloring and cracking. 8mm twinwall polycarbonate is also available for an additional charge.
Many factors will contribute to the plastic's longevity. However, we have had greenhouses on the market for over 7 years now and we have replaced very few roofs. So, at this time, we can safely estimate 7 - 10 years. For specific warranty information please refer to the manufacturer's website: Amerilux.com
GREAT! We pop-rivet all the panels together and attach it with screws at every other valley in the corrugation. We load the greenhouses on trailers (fully exposed) and travel to the delivery destination at 60 - 65 mph with no problems.
Yes, many of our customers place the greenhouse directly on the ground in a level location. However, many others also pour a concrete slab, or put down a perimeter of thin concrete blocks or paver stones and fill the inside with some type of gravel. Any of these options can be purchased very inexpensively. However, you may have other ideas that are suitable for your needs. The sky is the limit.
We recommend an electric, oil-filled, radiator-type heater. They are excellent and can be purchased for $39.95 - $79.95 at any hardware store. Most of them have thermostat controls and work extremely well for this size greenhouse. Two may be needed on larger sizes. But from our experience and feedback from customers, this style of heater uses very little energy and doesn’t add much to your electric bill. However, other customers use propane or natural gas. Use whatever works best for you.
The shelves add tremendous value to your greenhouse. They are framed in and attached to the sidewalls. They should be used for smaller to medium size plants and seedlings. The larger, heavier, and taller plants should be placed on the floor. The shelves are 21 inches wide and are approximately 30 inches off the floor... leaving you ample space to place plants under the shelves, as well. If you plan on placing larger, taller plants in the greenhouse, then you don’t want to fill the greenhouse up with shelves all the way around. However, it is totally up to you. We do have many customers that put shelves down both sides and across the back. It depends on what you plan on putting in the greenhouse. Planting shelves can be purchased for $100 per 8-ft section. We highly recommend some shelves because they add tremendous value and functionality to the greenhouse.
Yes, we spent 6 months developing the best stain possible for this application. Our special oil-based formulated stain is a proprietary blend developed by Wood Defender. The color is “Yoder Brown” or “Yoder Gray” and is only used for our products.
Yes, however, the greenhouse must be paid in full, with cash or credit card, before it is loaded on your trailer. In addition, Yoderbilt LLC is not responsible for any damage caused to your greenhouse during transport. The customer will assume all liability and risk associated with transporting the greenhouse to its final destination.
We use a combination of nails and screws when framing the greenhouse. So, the entire frame of the greenhouse is screwed together with 5-inch and 3-inch screws, as well as 3-inch nails throughout. The trim and siding are popped on with 15-gauge nails, which is adequate for trim work. The bottom line is the greenhouses are extremely solid.
We require a 10% deposit and the balance is paid on delivery. We accept all forms of payment. Most customers pay the deposit over the phone with a credit card or debit card. We will not start a greenhouse without the 10% down payment. We also have a Lease to Own program for those customers that would prefer to make payments.