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Open roof greenhouses give a natural environment for plant growth when the outdoor weather conditions is suitable and an artificial environment when it’s too hot or frosty. Opening the roof over the plant life increases light Gearbox For Greenhouse intensity which can help to control the growth habit, flowering and crop timing. It also reduces electrical power costs as expensive fan cooling isn’t needed.
Several methods are used to open the roof. Some producers make a roof that opens by rolling up the one or double layer of flexible plastic-type glazing that runs the space of the greenhouse bay. A small gear electric motor rotates a shaft that winds the plastic-type on to it just like a window shade. A light, second framework over the framework secures the plastic-type from bellowing out during windy weather conditions. Starting and closing the roof can be either manual or automatic. Each part of the roof can be controlled independently for flexibility in cooling.
Folding roof greenhouses work very well in snowy climates as they can be tightly closed during winter. Most designs use standard vent hardware. Some have panels that hinge at the gutter and open upward. Opening is almost 100%. Others have panels that are hinged at the ridge and one gutter and slide sideways on teflon bearings. Opening is about 85%. Most designs make use of rubber gasketing to seal the joints. Glazing can be cup, polycarbonate or film plastic-type. Some manufacturers provide a movable gutter to collect rainwater when the roof can be partially open. Wind sensors should be set up to close the roof in stormy climate. Movable shade is frequently installed with the open roof design. It decreases heat load by reflecting the suns rays back out. The color curtain ought to be of a porous design to allow heat to flee. In northern climates an energy blanket can also be installed to reduce heat loss through the winter.
These structures consist of a steel frame, flexible glazing and cable support. Woven UV stabilized polyethylene film creates a watertight glazing. According to the cropping system, bracing of the framework can be external cables mounted on deadmen, inner compression braces or trusses with cable X bracing. Flat roof styles are utilized where there is little rainfall or snow. A-roof styles shed the rainfall and snow to an interior gutter system. Designs that will carry up to 35 lb/sq ft snow load and 100 mph wind loads can be found. The roof opens in sections by shifting the leading edge of the curtain. One equipment motor will deal with up to 50,000 sq ft of roof Heating is more challenging than in a typical greenhouse due to the single layer plastic material and higher infiltration through gaps and cracks in the seals.

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