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Open roof greenhouses provide a natural environment for plant growth when the outdoor weather conditions would work and an artificial environment when it is too hot or frosty. Starting the roof over the plant life increases light intensity which can help control the development habit, flowering and crop timing. In addition, it reduces electrical power costs as expensive fan cooling is not needed.
Several methods are accustomed to open the roof. Some manufacturers make a roof that opens by rolling up the single or double coating of flexible plastic-type material glazing that runs the distance of the greenhouse bay. A little gear electric motor rotates a shaft that winds the plastic on to it such as a window shade. A light, second framework over the structure secures the plastic material from bellowing out during windy climate. Opening and closing the roof could be either manual or automatic. Each aspect of the roof could be controlled independently for flexibility in cooling.
Folding roof greenhouses work very well in snowy climates because they can be tightly shut during cold weather. Most designs use standard vent hardware. Some have panels that hinge at the gutter and open upward. Opening is nearly 100%. Others possess panels that are hinged at the ridge and one gutter and slide sideways on teflon bearings. Opening is approximately 85%. Most designs use rubber gasketing to seal the joints. Glazing can be glass, polycarbonate or film plastic. Some manufacturers provide a movable gutter to gather rainwater when the roof can be partially open up. Wind sensors should be set up to close the roof in stormy climate. Movable shade is generally installed with the open roof design. It reduces heat load by reflecting the suns rays back out. The shade curtain ought to be of a porous design to allow heat to escape. In northern climates a power blanket may also be installed to reduce heat loss during the winter.
These structures consist of a steel frame, flexible glazing and cable support. Woven UV stabilized polyethylene film creates a watertight glazing. Depending on the cropping program, bracing of the framework can be external cables mounted on deadmen, inner compression braces or trusses with cable X bracing. Flat roof designs are utilized where there is little rainfall or snow. A-roof styles shed the rain and snow to an internal gutter system. Designs which will carry up to 35 lb/sq ft snow load and 100 mph wind loads are available. The roof opens in sections by moving the industry leading of the curtain. One gear motor will manage up to 50,000 sq ft of roof Heating system is more challenging than in a typical greenhouse because of the single layer plastic and higher infiltration through gaps and cracks in the seals.

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