Greenhouse Essentials

Level 1: Foundational elements for a functional greenhouse


These items are suggested for any basic greenhouse.  The equipment package is functional but simple.  You may find that some of the items in the foundational package are not essential based on your greenhouse design.  Our team will work with you to provide the accessories you need to enjoy your greenhouse.  If you have any questions or need additional assistance, contact us! 

Side Wall Vents

Side Wall Vents

Allows fresh air intake at the lower level of the greenhouse. The suggested quantity of 1 per 4′ of the side wall.

  • Aluminum framed, awning-hinged windows with fiberglass screens.
  • Typically 3′ wide x 2′ tall
  • Manual crank-out operation
  • Must be used in conjunction with roof exhaust fans

Operable Doors

Provides access in and out of the greenhouse, which may be considered a “fire exit.” One as needed per project.

  • Aluminum framed, narrow stile commercial door
  • Typically 3′ wide by 7′ tall
  • Includes push / pull hardware
  • Panic hardware available
  • Double doors at 42″ wide or 6′ wide are available
Exhaust fan

Roof Exhaust Fan

Used to remove hot air from the greenhouse by drawing air in through the lower wall vents and up through the roof exits.  The suggested quantity is 1 for every 3 or 4 side wall vents.

  • Small, quiet exhaust fan with insulated damper
  • Approximately 27″ wide by 13″ tall replacing a glass panel of 36″ wide and 18″ tall
  • 110V with a manual switch, thermostat, or humidistat
  • Must be used in conjunction with side wall vents
Horizontal Air Flow

Horizontal Air Flow (HAF) Fans

Used in pairs to create gentle, horizontal air circulation. The suggested quantity of 2 per 750 square feet floor area.

  • Wire basket frame around fan for rafter suspension
  • 12″ diameter size
  • 115V with manual (switch) activation
Unit Heater

Unit Heater

Keep plants alive and people comfortable during winter months. Ask for assistance with suggested usage.

  • Ceiling suspended unite heater (natural gas or LP available)
  • 115V, thermostat activated
  • Heat may be supplied by adjacent building’s primary heat system if controlled separately.
  • Gas heaters require gas piping and venting duct work
Comfort Glide Shades

Sun Shades

Comfort Glide™ shades for the roof area using our exclusive built-in shade tracks.  We suggest shades for every West-facing bay for optimal greenhouse comfort.

  • Width to match bay for the length of the roof
  • Manual pull cord operation
  • Select your preferred fabric and color
  • Reduces glare and excessive heat during warmer months
  • Provides insulation and insulates on colder nights

Optional Equipment

Growing Benches

Growing Benches

Provide a growing area for the plants. Typically used around the perimeter and in the center of the greenhouse.

  • 3′ tall by 3′ wide
  • Available in lengths of 3′, 4′ and 6′
Potting Table

Potting Table

An area to work with plants and for study.  Suggest two to three per average size greenhouse.

  • 36″ tall x 30″ wide
  • Available in 48″ or 60″ long
  • Optional sink and lower half shelf available

Equipment from other sources to consider

Water Supply: Multiple water spigots with watering and misting hoses.
Floor Drains: At least one per greenhouse will ease clean-up considerably.