7 Benefits of Greenhouses

by | Nov 14, 2016 | Planning

A Sunspace Design horticultural greenhouse is ideal for growers seeking a comfortable year-round environment their plants will thrive in. Like our custom glass conservatories, orangeries, sunrooms, pool enclosures, skylights, and glass roofs, our greenhouses are constructed using the best materials available on the market. In this blog post we’ll discuss seven chief benefits a greenhouse will offer you and your family.
An interior shot of a bright, ornate greenhouse taken during the day with lush foliage visible in the foreground


1. Greenhouses = Versatility


Greenhouses give growers of all experience levels access to an environment suitable for a wide variety of plants (ranging from organic vegetables to flowers to succulents to exotic plants). Whether horticulture is a profession or a hobby, a greenhouse is invaluable to a green thumb.


2. Greenhouses Serve as Extended Living Spaces


An attached greenhouse can serve as an extension of your living space via the simple addition of a seating area. Your greenhouse will be especially enjoyable on a winter morning when you want to feel the warmth of the sun without battling the cold wind. By treating your thermally-efficient glass structure as an extension of your living area, you’ll have a new place to relax, entertain, and make memories with your family.


3. Greenhouse Horticulture Requires Fewer Pesticides and Chemicals


A greenhouse provides a safe environment for developing fruits and vegetables, eliminating the worry of wild animals like squirrels or deer getting to your crops before you do. The additional ability to control the conditions inside the greenhouse means you can avoid spraying many of the harmful pesticides you would otherwise need if you were growing outdoors.


A photo of a white outdoor greenhouse with nearby shrubbery taken on a sunny day


4. Greenhouses Offer Reliable Weather Protection


Our greenhouses protect precious vegetables or plants from the harsh outdoor elements. This is particularly relevant to hearty New Englanders because our weather is frequently unpredictable. Knowing that your plants are safe indoors at the appropriate temperature means that you’ll save on time and money while avoiding undue stress.


5. Attached Greenhouses Provide Passive Heating


An attached greenhouse provides free heat in the winter depending on its orientation with respect to the sun. This is a benefit that’s especially notable in our New England climate. Once the interior of the greenhouse reaches the ideal temperature, warm air can be let into the house. This means reduced wood and fuel costs.


6. Growing Produce Saves Money


The ability to grow your own fruits and vegetables year-round means that you effectively have constant access to a backyard garden. Depending on the size and maximum potential yield of your greenhouse, this has the potential to drastically reduce the amount you have to spend on food. These savings quickly add up in winter months in Maine and New Hampshire when fresh produce becomes pricier.


7. Greenhouses Offer Health Benefits for Your Entire Family


Studies show that you’re more likely to consume fruits and vegetables that you grow yourself. This holds true for your family as well. What’s more is that this produce will be free of the abundance of harmful chemicals and pesticides used in many agricultural operations throughout the country. Nothing could be more important than protecting the health of your loved ones. And if you’re prone to seasonal affective disorder during dark winter months, a warm greenhouse flooded with natural light is the perfect solution.


Ready for a Custom New England Greenhouse of Your Own?


We’ve custom designed, built, and constructed a great many greenhouses throughout our service area in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and greater New England. These projects employ the best technologies to ensure that heating, cooling, airflow, and ventilation needs are fully met. A custom project can feature a solid mahogany glass roof system or a full aluminum frame—the choice is yours. We also offer a host of additional greenhouse features which can be incorporated into the design of your project. Maintaining a thermally well-regulated environment is critical, especially during a cold seacoast winter, and we have the talent and ability necessary to get the job done.

Our greenhouses can be built to cater to any space and location requirements you might have. Our designs can be tailored to fit the style of any existing home. If you’re a grower, hobbyist, homeowner, or professional interested in a Sunspace Design greenhouse or other custom glass product, we invite you to contact us today for more information on how we can best serve you.

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