Glazing Systems for Our Greenhouses
We offer four different glazing systems: , , ,
and . Our
glazing options allow you to attain the best balance between insulating
value, aesthetics, and economy to suit your needs.
- Continuous, exterior capping system to secure the glazing and maintain
the airtight seal.
- All glazing systems can be lined with polyethylene using plastic clips
to increase heat insulation and reduce heating costs in the winter.
- Our glazing options can be intermixed in the same greenhouse to add
extra insulation and light diffusion where it is needed while maintaining
aesthetic appeal and optimal visual effect where desired.
Which Glazing System is Right for you?
BC Greenhouse Builders is pleased to offer many different glazing systems
to personalize your greenhouse to your exact needs and preferences.
Single Pane Glass:
3MM Relative (R Value) Heat Gain .90
Single glazing is one of the most economical glazing systems and makes for
a nice show piece in your yard. All our single glass is tempered safety
glass to minimize any possibility of breakage or injury. The traditional
look appeals to greenhouse gardens with full light transmission capable
of controlling their growing variable. Single pane glass is adequate for
keeping a `cool greenhouse` in mild climates.
R value = 0.9.
Approximately 95% light transmission.
Double Pane Glass:
16MM Relative (R Value) Heat Gain 2.04
glaze insulated glass offers the gardener a spectacular view of plants and
flowers while maintaining a superb heat insulation for all types of growing.
All our double glazed glass is tempered safety glass to minimize any possibility
of breakage or injury. Insulated double glass is the best of both worlds,
providing you with the aesthetically pleasing look of glass and the insulation
you may require for your specialty plants.
Typical clear double glass R Value = 2.04
Approximately 90% light transmission
Double glaze glass can also be upgraded to a high-performance Low E glass
to help keep the greenhouse even cooler in the summer and warmer in the
winter while still maintaining the light necessary for plant growth. Other
high performance options are available, please contact us for more information.
Optional high performance Low E glass R Value = 3.3
Approximately 70% light transmission
6MM Relative (R Value) Heat Gain 1.59
6mm twinwall polycarbonate is the most economical glazing materials. It
is a practical for a `growing greenhouse` as it offers 50% more insulation
than single pane glass and diffuses harmful sunlight in the summer. It is
essentially unbreakable, making it very safe in a family environment. The
insulation will prevent the temperature in the greenhouse from changing
drastically and results in the best possible growing environment.
R value = 1.59.
Approximately 82% light transmission.
16MM Relative (R Value) Heat Gain 3.03
We are pleased to introduce the most energy efficient covering available
on standard greenhouses today. Our new 16mm fivewall polycarbonate offers
unbeatable insulation which is 50% more insulating than double pane glass,
or 80% more efficient than 6mm or 8mm twinwall polycarbonate. Fivewall is
ideal for colder climates, gardeners who grow specialty plants, or for those
who prefer the most energy efficient greenhouse to reduce heating costs.
R value = 3.03.
Approximately 62% light transmission.