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Upgrading Your Greenhouse for Higher Winds
by Angela Drake
October 25, 2010

BC Greenhouse Builders is leading the pack on ways to build and maintain a greenhouse in almost any climate. Our standard greenhouses are rated for 85 mile per hour winds. We offer a unique service to upgrade the greenhouse to sustain higher winds up to 120 miles per hour if necessary. Coastal states hit hard by hurricane season and even some states and provinces see stronger winds throughout the year and many customers are requesting the upgrade.

The wind-load is increased by adding additional bracing, increasing the size of our horizontal braces and roof purlins when necessary. The typical solar automatic roof vent can be replaced with an upgraded wind resistant vent. BCG will also replace the standard roof vents with exhaust fan systems in certain situations.

The greenhouse wind-load upgrades can be engineered with the specifications of all 50 US States as well as all Canadian provinces and territories. When a permit is required, we partner with engineer firms who can supply sealed drawings with the acceptable guidelines. To determine the guidelines, customers must contact their local building department. BC Greenhouse Builders works within these guidelines to ensure safety and longevity of your greenhouse.

For more information on upgrading your greenhouse for higher winds, please call 1-888-391-4433.

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