Standard Greenhouse Features
Standard greenhouse features are incorporated into each style for optimal function and beauty. Even our smaller greenhouse styles have ample space for you and your plants. Each greenhouse kit comes complete with everything needed for installation on your foundation or base wall – glass (or other glazing), hardware, roof vent, automatic vent opener, door, caulking and step-by-step instructions.
We offer many sizes and styles to choose from. Most can be configured as freestanding, lean-to, and attached. We create each greenhouse kit one-at-a-time – so your kit is unique to your choices. Customization is possible and most requests can be honored.
Read on to learn more about the standard Sturdi-Built greenhouse features.
Highest Quality Clear All-Heart Redwood Available – We use the finest redwood materials available in our greenhouse kits. On the left you will see redwood is carefully milled for proper fit, then bundled for shipment. We mill our framing out of 2×3 heartwood which provides ample strength while minimizing shade in the greenhouse.
Highest Quality Clear All-Heart Redwood Available – We use the finest redwood materials available in our greenhouse kits. Above you will see redwood is carefully milled for proper fit, then bundled for shipment. We mill our framing out of 2×3 heartwood which provides ample strength while minimizing shade in the greenhouse.
Glazing Options for Every Usage – Our greenhouses use strong 1/8″ thick double-strength Standard Glass glass in both the roof and the walls. We provide lapped glass in models with side walls taller than 48″ to ensure long service life. 1/8″ thick Tempered Glass is an option as roof or wall glazing in place of standard glass for added safety and strength. Use our durable twin wall polycarbonate in lieu of Standard Glass in the roof for added insulation and light diffusion. For more details, please see our Exterior Glazing Options Page.
For harsher climates or those with sensitive plants, our unique Thermal Option double glazing system is also available. The Thermal Option reduces heating and cooling costs.
Roof Vents for Natural and Gentle Air Flow – Each greenhouse kit includes one or more roof vents that are 5′ long and 20″ wide. All greenhouses come equipped with automatic non-electric roof vent openers.
If you purchase a base wall from us, we will include built-in vents, ensuring the greenhouse can take in cooler outside air for optimal ventilation. Each base wall vent includes a cover and a screen. The Nantucket uses our Jalousie windows in the walls in place of base wall vents.
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Beautiful Handcrafted Doors – Doors are hand-crafted here in our factory using durable 1 1/2″ thick top-quality clear-heart redwood.
Each greenhouse includes one greenhouse door. Doors can be hinged on the right or left, and swing in or out. (We recommend the greenhouse door swing in to avoid being caught by a wind gust, causing damage to the frame or glass panel.) If you are ordering a lean-to greenhouse and do not need a door, please let us know so we can provide a credit on the estimate.
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Interior Gutters for Condensation Control – Each of our greenhouses come standard with an interior gutter system for condensation control. The photo on the left shows our gutter system which collects condensation coming from the roof, preventing moisture from dripping down the side walls. A drain tube is connected to the gutter, funneling water to the ground or into one of your potted plants.
Interior Gutters for Condensation Control – Each of our greenhouses come standard with an interior gutter system for condensation control. The photo above shows our gutter system which collects condensation coming from the roof. A drain tube is connected to the gutter, funneling water to the ground or into one of your potted plants.
Unique Factory Prefabrication – We prefabricate all greenhouse end walls. Side walls and roof sections are precision precut and marked for efficient assembly using screws.
For those picking up their greenhouse kit in Portland, or living within our Portland/Washington delivery area, we can prefabricate the roof and side walls for you in our shop for a small fee. Factory prefabrication can greatly reduce assembly time, permit you to begin staining sooner, and allows you to begin using your greenhouse or sunroom as soon as possible.
Shipping Your Greenhouse to You – Each greenhouse arrives as a complete kit, custom packed and shipped to you in wooden crates for maximum protection. Uncrating is simple and easy.
When we ship a greenhouse kit, we email tracking information to help you plan for the kit’s arrival. The carrier will call to schedule a date/time window for delivery.
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