A lean-to greenhouse has its pros and cons. Advantages include convenient house access, better heat retention with one side of the greenhouse being a solid wall, and the ability to fit a more compact space. Disadvantages include the height needed on the greenhouse attachment wall, obstacles such as windows and doors to be worked around, and potential building code issues.
When preparing for your initial conversation with us, submitting photos of the space you plan to attach your future greenhouse to as well as taking measurements of critical dimensions can greatly expedite the process. Please email photos and dimensions to [email protected]
Some things to think about:
Do you have enough height?
A greenhouse roof needs to have enough slope to prevent leaks and dripping condensation. We recommend a 4:12 roof pitch as a minimum. A lean-to greenhouse extending 6′ from your house needs a minimum 8′ of vertical height, with an additional 4″ for each additional foot the greenhouse extends from the building wall.