Greenhouses with an opening top will be indispensable aids for summer residents - early in the spring you can get the first crops of greenery and delicious vegetables, and throughout the summer season in large greenhouses you can grow vegetablesfor sale.
- Greenhouse with sliding roof: advantages and disadvantages of the
- structure. Sliding glasshouse: what to make the basis for the
- structure. The greenhouse with sliding doors and roof: popular greenhouse models
- Polycarbonate greenhouses with sliding roof: reviewsUsers
- How to build a greenhouse with a sliding roof with their own hands
- What is good for a greenhouse "Orion" with a sliding roof
- Construction of a greenhouse with a sliding roof( video)
Greenhouse with sliding roof: advantages and disadvantages of
The sliding roof on the greenhouse makes life easier for the summer owner. The roof of a happy high greenhouse is difficult to wash, and the cover of the greenhouse, which can be lowered along the runners, can easily be washed with a special mop.
Wash the polycarbonate coating with a better soap solution and do not use hard metal wool.
Prices for greenhouses with a sliding roof are relatively low, slightly more expensive than the most ordinary polycarbonate greenhouses.
- Lightweight ventilation system. The opening roof makes it possible to ventilate the plants grown without drafts, without having to fully open the roof, just move aside a part of it.
- Plants receive more sunlight than when the roof is closed. However, you need to choose a time when the sun does not hurt the harvest.
- Easily dismantled if necessary.
- You can leave the roof open for the winter so that the falling snow covers the soil in the greenhouse and enriches it with the necessary trace elements.
- During the rain, you can also open the roof and save on watering.
Greenhouses with a sliding roof are very convenient, but it is worth mentioning the disadvantages of these greenhouse structures.
- The rails for which the roof rides must be periodically lubricated, otherwise there is a risk that the opening part of the hothouse roof will not fall into place.
- It is important that the joints between the rails and the rest of the frame do not let the cold pass and the precipitations of
In small greenhouses with a sliding roof operating on the matryoshka principle, it is advantageous to grow low plants such as greens or strawberries.
A sliding greenhouse: from which to make the basis of the
structure. You can use different materials - a steel or aluminum profile, a wooden beam, metal plastic bent pipes, to create a greenhouse frame.
For the construction of a high-quality and durable greenhouse with a sliding roof, the steel profile of rectangular cross-section of different diameters is used. To date, you can buy ready-made structures with polycarbonate cover material. Greenhouses are of different width and length, their height is also different.
Very popular and greenhouses made of wood, in the manufacture of which both a bar and a window frame are used.
Residents of apartment buildings of Soviet buildings, when replacing wooden windows with metal-plastic constructions, are wondering where to put old frames. Many owners of cottages or country cottages manage to adapt them to greenhouses for growing early vegetables and greens. The covering material can be glass or a dense film, which protects against wind and precipitation.
Make a hothouse of frames is quite simple - the frame is made from whole wooden frames in a one-piece box, fastened together with screws or bolts. The greenhouse can be rectangular or square. After the installation of the walls, it is possible to mount a roof - probably a gable roof. The cost of manufacturing a greenhouse is much lower than the purchase of a polycarbonate "Oasis" or "Botanist".
For compact greenhouses, a frame made of a metal-plastic pipe is also suitable. It easily bends, so the design can be given absolutely any shape - arched or gable. This greenhouse is covered with a predominantly dense polyethylene film.
The choice of the frame and the covering material depends on for how long the greenhouse is assembled, whether it will be stationary or portable and what size the structure will be. A greenhouse with a sliding roof can be purchased at the store or built with your own hands.
Greenhouse with sliding doors and roof: popular models of greenhouses
Greenhouses are equipped with automatic or manual mechanisms that are responsible for opening the roof. The manufacturer of greenhouses "Present" has produced an improved model of a greenhouse with a sliding roof, but in this design it is not possible to install windows with an automatic mechanism.
The greenhouse produced by Oasis differs from the standard greenhouses in its design. When installing the coating, polycarbonate sheets are not screwed to the steel profiles, but are inserted into special grooves.
Thanks to this design it is possible to move part of the roof and fix it in the required position.
Open-top greenhouses are considered difficult to assemble. It is very important to properly mount all parts of the structure, so that nothing prevents the sliding of the roof or doors along the rails.
Greenhouse design "Birch RIO" is assembled from galvanized profile, they have a non-standard form of "droplets", which allows to grow tall plants in it. The greenhouse is equipped with sliding sliding doors, which are designed to save external space.
For sheltering greenhouses with sliding doors and a roof, manufacturers recommend using polycarbonate with a thickness of at least 6 mm for a more sturdy construction.
Polycarbonate greenhouses with a sliding roof: user reviews
To date, the choice of greenhouses in the market is very wide - from conventional greenhouses, covered with polyethylene film to polycarbonate greenhouses with an automatic sliding roof. The latter have won the love and respect of many farmers, thanks to their positive characteristics.
The gardeners give good reviews of this model of greenhouses, like "Present", released by Volia. The roof in the greenhouse opens, moving along the arcs. Thus, it is possible to open completely separate parts of the roof or leave a small gap only for airing the plants in the greenhouse.
In the period from May to September, plants in the greenhouse are able to receive natural light, heating and pollination, and during the rains - natural watering.
Also many users speak well about the greenhouses of the Kremlin series - "Lux" and "President".The frame consists of a pipe-stainless steel of wide cross section."President" can be installed on a wooden foundation - this will make the construction more stable.
How to build a greenhouse with a sliding roof with your own hands
Polycarbonate greenhouses with a sliding roof come in various shapes, but the most common is an arched greenhouse. Semicircular form of the greenhouse has many advantages - on the roof slope, snow does not accumulate, water does not stagnate. Polycarbonate conducts light and at the same time protects plants from harmful rays.
The material for hiding greenhouses is characterized by high characteristics that allow to use polycarbonate for 8-10 years without spoiling its performance.
Before starting to build a greenhouse, you need to draw a drawing of the future structure.
In the figure you need to specify the size of the greenhouse - its width, height and length, calculate the amount of material required. Polycarbonate is better to take with a small margin to cover the entire greenhouse.
How to make a sliding roof yourself:
- The base of the greenhouse is assembled from rectangular metal pipes that are not corroded. They are twisted with special screws or welded.
- First you need to determine which parts of the roof will move. You can make the whole roof come off, you can only certain parts of it. For ventilation of a small greenhouse it is enough to open several segments.
- On each side of the movable roof element, a special groove is installed in the profiles, along which part of the cover will travel. In these grooves a sheet of polycarbonate is installed.
- The rest of the greenhouse is then installed.
An indispensable condition for the operation of greenhouses in winter is the full disclosure of the structure. The frame of the greenhouse can not withstand the thick snow cover, despite the manufacturers' assurances about the strength of the base.
What is good for a greenhouse "Orion" with a sliding roof
An excellent choice for villa lovers and for small industrial companies - a greenhouse with an opening roof "Orion", the manufacturer "Will."
The greenhouse is made of galvanized profile, the step between the pipes is 1 meter, polycarbonate.
The width of the greenhouse is 3 m, which allows you to arrange beds with vegetables at your discretion. The height of two meters implies the cultivation of high crops, such as cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. The length of the greenhouse is always a multiple of 2, if desired, you can extend the greenhouse by attaching elements of the frame.
The sliding roof can be lowered to the very bottom, opening the top of the greenhouse for airing or accessing the sun's rays to cultivated crops. Arcs on the roof can be opened halfway, leaving a small space to access fresh air.
The kit of the greenhouse includes two doors that are placed at the ends of the structure and two windows - located above the entrance to the greenhouse. Folders can be left open for the night, but you need to make sure that there is no draft.
The manufacturer recommends to open a greenhouse for the winter period so that the snow falls on the soil inside the structure and enriches it with all necessary elements.
Small construction can be assembled independently, according to the instructions that are attached to the kit when buying. To build a large greenhouse with a sliding roof will need the help of professionals or a person who has encountered such a thing. When working, it is important to do everything right, so that the greenhouse will last as long as possible.
Construction of a greenhouse with a sliding roof( video)
The sliding roof on the greenhouse can be opened vertically, moving along the arcs of the structure. You can also install skids, while the roof segments will travel horizontally, overlapping another polycarbonate sheet. In both cases, part of the roof will be open, allowing the sun and fresh air to access the greenhouse plants.