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The greenhouse debate

HeartinthedirtHeartinthedirt Liverpool Posts: 289
I'm reading up on the pros and cons of glass v. polycarb greenhouses, but love to have thoughts/opinions from actual users. 
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,378
    I have a Rhino Premium with toughened glass that was installed about 5 years ago - I'm thrilled with it.
    I've never had a polycarb greenhouse.

    It really comes down to what sort of budget you have.

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,901
    I would say glass, if you’re  in a windy area the poly panels pop out for pastime. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,275
    The only cons of glass over plastic is that glass is more easily cracked. I'd say replacing a few panes of glass now and then is still cheaper than replacing all the plastic once it gets too scratched and faded to be useful. Plastic is probably better suited to someone who doesn't have plants that need a lot of light and might have to move the greenhouse a few times. Now that I have two young boys though I'm going to have to find some way to protect the glass from impacts.
    Some people bring joy wherever they go. Others, whenever they go. - Mark Twain.
  • SlumSlum Posts: 357
    If your budget stretches to it, toughened glass. I dropped a pane when installing onto concrete and it didn’t break. Means I don’t worry about kids playing near it. 
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