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Donna in her greenhouse, reading a book.

Cool Down a Greenhouse: Creating a Healthy Greenhouse Environment

The Benefits of Shade Cloth in a Greenhouse

I’m sitting in my greenhouse sipping a cool drink as I look outside. With the current heatwave this is positively the coolest spot in the garden right now. But it didn’t use to be that way. Scorched leaves, dry soil and wilted, bolting lettuce used to be the norm.

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Drop door infographic

What is a Greenhouse Door Drop?

If you have dealt with BC Greenhouses in the past, you might have been asked about your door drop.   And you even may have wondered what we were talking about.  Here is a quick explanation to the door drop and why it is important for your hobby greenhouse plans.

A door drop is a custom modification that lowers the greenhouse door into the foundation (or allows the door to be flush with the ground). Prior to manufacturing the greenhouse, BC Greenhouse Builders will ask for the dimensions of the “drop” which is the total height of the greenhouse foundation (which could be a concrete footing, one row of 4x4’s, or a custom rock wall for example). We will place an order for a custom piece of glass to install above the door for a perfect fit!

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BC Greenhouse Window sealant

Sealing a Greenhouse

How BCG Stands Out

BC Greenhouse Builders has taken great strides to ensure the best weather-sealed greenhouse on the market today. We have designed a system without the use of glazing clips as they create air (draft) gaps. Our greenhouse system utilizes a continuous exterior capping to fasten the glazing in the frame against an adhesive gasket for a weather-tight fit. Additionally, we incorporated weather stripping into our doors, windows and vents to ensure a draft-free greenhouse.

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1950s built BC Greenhouse

65 Years in the Greenhouse Business

As a custom greenhouse manufacturer, there are some things that have changed in 65 years but many things that haven't. Certainly, the scope of the business and going online in 1995 shook things up. Shipping internationally and growing our distribution have changed but the ethos of the company stays the same. The manufacturing process continues to be very "hand's on". Our productions team has a hand in every greenhouse that is made and almost all greenhouses are customized in some way and manufactured in our facility. All of our parts, pieces and components like capping, screws and fasteners are sourced in North America except for our polycarbonate. The poly comes from Italy because it's the best and weather so much better than other products we've seen. Our approach to customer service is still very old school. We like to talk to people on the phone and try to over-deliver with every purchase. The speed of daily life changes things and the one thing that we hear time and again is how much joy our customers experience getting back to nature and slowing life down.

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