Care of your Commercial Greenhouse

Caring for your poly house

Always be sure that your poly is secured properly onto your greenhouse. Ensuring any cuts or tears are taped up leaves no opportunity for wind damage to greenhouse and/or crops.

Points of care for winter

  • Before winter ensure your double poly cover is properly inflated so snow and ice can readily slide off the roof.
  • If you choose not to heat all winter long, consider heating only when there is a snowfall or ice storm. Do not let ice accumulate on the roof.
  • Should there be a risk of damage due to heavy snow on house, cut the poly with a knife and take the stress off of the structure.

Points of care for winter

  • Poly expands or contracts as temperature changes. Periodically check that your poly is fastened securely and check for proper inflation of air between the two layers.

The poly on your greenhouse should last 4 years or longer if you take these precautions and care. If you find tears or small holes be certain to patch them immediately with a poly patch tape or builder’s tape to maintain the seal.