Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you may not have the time to contact us during our current business hours so we have some answers below for you to refer to. If these do not answer your questions, please email us at info@modulargreenhouses.com.

FAQ's

These are generic questions that get asked frequently and we would like to state that some questions may be a case by case scenario so this information may not relate to every customer we have. 

Does Modular Greenhouses have to do the install?

This is a wonderful question, the answer is anyone can assemble the greenhouse, but we do require that you hire a contractor to do the anchoring so the warranty guarantee we offer stays valid.   We can come do the anchors for a fee of $250 with in 50 miles of our facility in Reno, NV. 

What do you recommend for cooling?

This depends on the size of the greenhouse. If you are purchasing a greenhouse that is equivalent to an 8 x 16 or smaller, we would recommend using a 4500 CFM swamp cooler. If you are thinking of purchasing a size larger than an 8 x 16 we would recommend purchasing a 5900 CFM swamp cooler. This sizing may also depend on where you are currently located as climates are different in other areas of the country. Linked below are options you can purchase yourself:

 

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bonaire-Durango-4500-CFM-3-Speed-Window-Evaporative-Cooler-for-1600-sq-ft-with-Motor-6280030/303666269

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bonaire-Durango-5900-CFM-3-Speed-Window-Evaporative-Cooler-for-1900-sq-ft-6280035/303666271

There are other options for cooling the greenhouse but we find the swamp coolers to be the quietest and most effective. If you are interested in learning more about other cooling options, we can recommend others for you.

Are we able to add onto the greenhouse?

Absolutely! That's what makes us modular.  If you purchase a smaller greenhouse and decide later on that you would like a bigger one, we can add additional modules to your current greenhouse. 

 

Based off of where you are located, you will need to make sure that you are staying within the allowable square footage OR you may need a permit.   

What needs to be done with our ground for our installation?

We require that the ground is leveled and clear.   We need to be notified if you have extra hard or extra sandy soil as we use different anchors for different soils.  For example, loose sandy soil requires our largest 36" anchors.

How much power should we run to the Greenhouse? 

As the saying goes, you can never have too much power.  It mostly depends on size.  8x12 and smaller a single 20 amp circuit will work.  For larger than 8x12, ideally it is nice to have 40 amp service (2 - 20 amp circuits) so you can easily run 2 small electric heaters.  If power is short you could get away with 30amp service and ru 2 - 15 amp circuits.