Greenhouse Wind Damage

Greenhouse Wind Damage

At this time of year there are many things for the greenhouse gardener to consider. How to keep the frost at bay, finding space for storing plants, seedlings for the new year and not least worrying about impending storm and high winds that can damage your greenhouse !
Wind damage to your greenhouse can be irritating and at worst downright devastating. Prevention is ALWAYS better than cure however and there are a number of ways we can prevent problems.
We must consider how we position the greenhouse, shelter, base and glazing.
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Greenhouse Storm Damage

A strong storm can quickly reduce a greenhouse to a pile of twisted metal in no time at all. For the most part, ensuring that your greenhouse is adequatley sheltered from the wind is the most important thing to consider. After all, if the wind can’t hit your greenhouse with it’s full force then it’s unlikely to be able to damage it or at worst, destroy it. Some of the best shelter for your greenhouse will be the shelter it gets from another building such as a shed or even your house. Garden fences and walls offer great protection from strong wind if your greenhouse is positioned properly. However, a simple way to offer a wind break is to plant sensibly to protect your greenhouse. Conifers, if planted close together will go on to form an extremely effective barrier from strong winds that will get better as time goes on.

Greenhouse Insurance Replacement Quote

If you are unlucky enough to have your greenhouse destroyed by strong winds, gales or a storm then it’s essential to check your insurance policy to make sure that you are covered. Most household insurance content policeies will offer limited cover for garden buildings such as greenhouses or sheds. If you are going to get your greenhouse replaced through your insurance policy then this may be a good time to think about upgrading and paying a bit extra for a heavier gauge aluminium frame, toughened glazing or even switch from aluminium to a wooden frame. A wooden greenhouse is rarely affected by the wind in the same way that an aluminium greenhouse is. This is down to the fact that they are more rigid and heavy due to their thick wooden frames. Wooden greenhouses can and do last in excess of 30+ years through decades of harsh weather and although they tend to cost slightly more, they definately have a long life.


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