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Now that your greenhouse is built here are a few things to help you get started-
• Have a certified electrician connect your electricity for the ventilation system, power panel and other electrical components.
• Once electrical has been connected, set your ventilation thermostat and heating thermostat at your desired temperatures.
Example of power panel placement (220V shown): Place the panel in a location where it is least likely to be exposed to water.
• Hook up your lights! They can be hung from the trusses for overhead lighting.
Example of light placement: You can drill holes through the roof trusses, place an S-hook through the holes, and hang lights and baskets from the hooks.
• Install your shade cloth if the temperature is hot outside. We suggest purchasing 6+ bungee cords and the same amount of eyelet hooks to install your shade cloth.
Example of shade cloth on free-standing model: The wooden foundation is perfect to hold the eyelet hooks. For larger greenhouse you can use a long rope at the corners for easy installation and removal.
• Cleaning your greenhouse-
We suggest cleaning the greenhouse twice a year with 1/3 cup of bleach per gallon of warm water. Using a long handled mop scrub the outside and inside of the greenhouse. Environmentally safe cleaning products can be used as well.
• Now that you have the major things sorted out check out our “Greenhouse Gardening Basics” post to keep you moving forward!
• Find Sunglo on social media for new product alerts, company news and greenhouse growing information-
Sunglo provides for each greenhouse a manual, foundation guide, power panel wiring diagram, cedar shelf instructions, product/parts catalog and other information. Contact customer service if you would like to request any additional information.
Please do not hesitate to contact Sunglo’s customer service or technical team for any questions you may have. Call 425-251-8005 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any “Sunglo greenhouse tips” you would like to share please let us know!
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Sunglo Greenhouses will be attending the 2015 Northwest Flower & Garden Show! If you came to visit us last year you’re in for a pleasant surprise this year! We are re-designing our booth and bringing some hands on displays to really show how strong and wonderful our product is! Not only will you be able to touch and see a Sunglo assembled but we are offering some killer NWFGS promotions! The 1000C – 8×10 greenhouse will be displayed so you can actually see how the greenhouses are made and experience one first-hand!
Check out our NWFGS greenhouse special! Only for the month of February! Click here.
Here’s a look at our builders working hard on the 1000C demo model!
Purchasing a greenhouse can be a difficult and sometimes overwhelming process. The first factors you should consider are location, foundation and of course your budget. All foundations should be level and square. A square and level foundation will eliminate challenges later when installing your greenhouse. A raised foundation or knee wall is a good option if you prefer to add height to your greenhouse. Knee walls are commonly 12-48 inches high and can be made of various materials. If you would like a knee wall with your Sunglo greenhouse kit please notify us at 800-647-0606 to add a door drop kit to your order.
Concrete is a great option for a greenhouse foundation and often chosen among consumers because is it convenient. To attach your greenhouse to a concrete base we recommend attaching quality treated wood to the base of the greenhouse, commonly called a wood sill plate. 2 x 4’s will do. If you choose to use pressure treated wood make sure to install a barrier between the wood and aluminum, such as gasket material, as the treated wood can cause the aluminum to rust. Sunglo includes a barrier called a “boot” with each greenhouse kit.
Measure twice before cutting your wood to ensure proper dimensions. We suggest allowing a 1” border around the inside and outside of the entire greenhouse. Sunglo adds 2″ to each greenhouse size for the foundation measurements.
This is designed to allow a safe margin for irregularities in the wood sill plate. After the concrete has been poured and is level and square, a small drain should be placed in the center of the slab where water run off can drain into a gravel pit or piping that leads to a drainage area. Then your greenhouse can be bolted to the foundation. Water and electricity should be ran to the greenhouse site before the foundation is built.
Building a wood base is easy and inexpensive. Cedar and redwood are commonly used. Pressure treated wood is also a great option but make sure to put a barrier between the wood and aluminum, such as gasket material, as the treated wood can cause the aluminum to rust. The size of your base will depend on the size of your greenhouse again allowing a 1” border around the inside and outside of the greenhouse. After assembling the base and making sure your ground is level lay down a weed barrier. This allows the water to drain through but does not allow weeds to come up through the floor boards.
Pack the natural earth over the excess barrier. After your base is finished and the weed barrier is set underneath, you need to cover it. Start laying down your wood planks to make the floor. Now it’s time to attach the greenhouse frame to the base – Make sure it is level and square again by measuring from corner to corner. For added insulation, we suggest you caulk the bottom of the aluminum framing (caulk the wood then attach the frame – making sure there is a barrier between the aluminum and wood) where it meets the base with a waterproof sealant – If you are using pressure treated it is still a good idea to caulk between the base and wood. This will add extra protection to the greenhouse and keep cold air from entering and warm air from escaping in the colder months. If you are using pressure treated wood make sure the aluminum does not come into direct contact. Sunglo includes a plastic “boot” that attaches to the base rails with all our kits, so you don’t have to worry! As with all foundations please consider whether you will need water and electricity ran to the greenhouse site. Wood foundations are natural and beautiful looking! The only down side is you might have to replace the wood every 8-10 years.
If you are planning on purchasing a lean-to style greenhouse or even a small free-standing but only have room on your deck, that’s no problem! Before attaching the greenhouse base to pressure treated wood lay down a thick rubber, insulated mat that is the dimension of the floor of your greenhouse.
There are various mats you can purchase that have designs or just plain old black. Insulating underneath and around the base is a good idea also. To attach the greenhouse base to the deck we recommend contacting your hardware store representative and explaining the project. Decks are made of different materials and you wouldn’t want to ruin your deck in the process. Now insulation will be an issue as well. Depending on your style of deck please take this into consideration and do your research on what type of insulation, if any, you should use. Water and electricity can be easily ran to a greenhouse on a deck foundation as it is usually attached to a house or a building.
There is lots of info on the web about different foundations and step by step instructions on how to build them. I hope this gave you an idea of what you want to do with your foundation!
NOTE: If you choose to create a foundation that is NOT concrete we highly recommend giving the wood base a few days to settle. After 24 hours re-measure for square and level. In some cases the foundation will settle and become uneven affecting the assembly of the greenhouse. And you dont want that to happen because it can make installation very difficult!
Sunglo offers a greenhouse foundations guide that shows how to build a easy, affordable and effective foundation base. To request a free-standing or lean-to foundation guide call us at 800-647-0606.
Our greenhouse kits are manufactured and fabricated in Kent, WA. When you place an order our warehouse team carefully packs and boxes up your greenhouse kit for shipping.
Our standard shipping service is called Curbside Delivery. Your order will be delivered to a local terminal. The terminal will call you when your order arrives to schedule a delivery appointment. Deliveries are scheduled between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday. Your kit will be delivered on a lift-gate truck and the driver will unload it for you. We ask that you inspect the boxes for damage before signing the delivery receipt. Once the delivery receipt is signed you can start assembly!
A lot of customers wonder what our kits look like when they arrive. Sunglo received these amazing example pictures and sunglo greenhouse review:
It’s up now and we couldn’t be happier, when the wind broke several panels, we called and it was replaced within a
few days. When we lost some pieces, there was no issue – we called and within 2 days they were delivered with no
questions asked. When we had questions there was always someone to talk to and walk us through it. Had such great service from Joanie who answered the phone to the technicians who had so much patience with us.
Now it’s up, looking good and so proud – just have to go shopping for plants and supplies. Your company is the best and we would recommend it to anyone; and maybe that they get a few extra hands at the start of the project! Have attached some photos, from delivery to completion – like I said no plants yet, but that won’t be long
Bob and Bonnie Graham
A pair of very happy customers
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If you have any questions about Sunglo’s shipping and/or delivery service please contact us.
We are very happy to announce the grand opening of Seattle University’s new greenhouse facility! Their new 2100K model greenhouse will provide the Biology department with the space they desperately needed to conduct experiments and house plant specimens.
We are very thankful for this opportunity to provide many generations of budding plant physiologists with a space to further their skills and knowledge. The Norman Borlaugs and Gregor Mendels of future generations could very well be among them.
We greatly enjoyed working with everyone to make sure that this greenhouse fit the specific requirements of the department and its students. The end result is a fully ADA compliant facility with a modular floor plan that allows for multiple growing configurations.
We would also like to thank everyone who contributed the funding that made this project possible. If you are interested in discussing the many grants currently available or how your students could benefit from a similar facility please contact us anytime.
O’Malley and Jon Stoumen have a most amazing Sunglo greenhouse and urban garden. Every square foot of their property provides either a habitat for native species or what I imagine is quite a fresh bounty of naturally grown food. They recently participated in a tour of local gardens and were kind enough to send us these pictures. I was at a loss for words when looking at them, but beautiful and inspiring certainly come to mind.
We LOVE our sunglo greenhouse! We have a big vegetable garden and I started all the seeds in January under a grow light. Most of the stuff is planted out now so I am rooting sedum cuttings for a future green roof project. It fits in nicely next to our chicken coop and I am amazed how much time I spend in there. We are on a huge garden tour in the spring, April 26 & 27. It is the biggest one in Palo Alto and it will last for two days. The tour is the Gamble Garden tour and there will be a lot of people looking at our beautiful greenhouse. Thanks again for such a wonderful product.