Technical FAQ

Greenhouse Structures

Description of different types of greenhouse structures and their functions.

Do I need a building permit?

Hobby greenhouse construction.

Greenhouse Foundation

Description of different types of greenhouse foundations.

Greenhouse Coverings

What are the different types of greenhouse coverings?

What covering should I use on my greenhouse?

How do I install corrugated polycarbonate covering?

How do I install multi-wall polycarbonate covering?

How do I install polyethylene covering?

How do I install inflator fan?

Greenhouse Cooling Systems 

What type of cooling system do I need for my greenhouse?

How does an evaporative cooling system work?

How do I size my evaporative cooling system?

How do I size my fan and shutter system?

How do I size fans for dehumidification? (under construction)

Greenhouse Heating Systems

Modine Heater Troubleshooting Guide

How do I determine how many BTUH is required?

How do I determine if my current heating system is operating at peak efficiency? - University of Florida

Greenhouse Irrigation Systems

How do I size an irrigation system?

Greenhouse Grow Light Systems

Why should I use supplemental lighting with my greenhouse?

External Links - Information

Greenhouse Garden - A resource site for home greenhouse growers

Ortho Learning Section

Hobby Greenhouse Association

Heat Zone Map from American Horticultural Society

H2othouse Inc.  The Web's most comprehensive listing of greenhouse plans

Informative Forum for Hobby Greenhouse enthusiasts

External Links - Commercial Greenhouse Information

Growing Hydroponic Tomatoes - University of Arizona

Commercial Nursery, Floral Crop Production, and more - Texas A&M

Greenhouse Engineering Manuals - NRAES


Note: The information and suggestions contained on this website are based on information Greenhouse Megastore believes to be reliable. They are offered in good faith, but without guarantee, as conditions and methods of use are beyond our control. We recommend that the prospective user determine the suitability of any product and suggestions before adopting them for a personal or commercial application.