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Matterhorn

Attractive and Rugged

The Matterhorn stands alone as the most attractive and rugged traditional style gutter connected greenhouse. Our Matterhorn greenhouse was inspired by the most majestic peak in the Swiss Alps, which draws intrepid climbers who risk their lives each summer scaling its rugged terrain and ridges. The Matterhorn greenhouse is a high-quality, strong and attractive structure ideally suited for garden centers, growers and schools in any climate in North America. The Matterhorn can withstand heavy snow loads and wind loads which will allow you to get a good night’s sleep during the worst winter storms and hurricanes.

 

 

Features & Benefits

  • Available in 20’, 24’ and 30’ widths
  • Typical truss spacing on 12 ft. centers allows for any length in an increment of 12 ft.
  • Super easy to assemble beginning with starter column installation. Four foot long starter column is used for setting the lower section of the column, then the remaining length of column is spliced for an easy installation
  • Columns with base plates available
  • Columns are 4” x 4”, 13 ga. galvanized steel
  • Non-welded truss is quality assurance when assembled and allows for easy shipping and assembly
  • Trusses consist of 2”, 15 ga. and 1 ½”, 16 ga. galvanized steel
  • Extra purlins near gutter provide additional snow load support in Northern climates which prevents premature wear on polycarbonate and eliminates leaking
  • 6/12 roof pitch
  • Large 12 ga. steel gutter allows easy access to roof and downspouts are designed to be located anywhere in gutter for maximum flexibility
  • Can be glazed with 8mm polycarbonate, corrugated polycarbonate, polyethylene film or glass (walls only)
  • Lean-to style available in 10’, 12’ and 15’ widths

Purchase Matterhorn Greenhouse

Due to the customization of the Matterhorn greenhouse, this product is not sold online. Please call us at (877) 746-6544 for details or click the link below to request a quote.

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Common Questions and Answers About the Matterhorn Greenhouse

Can I have a building on the end of my greenhouse or next to my greenhouse?

Yes, since the Matterhorn is so strong, it can take uneven snow loads that are built up by adjoining buildings. Our greenhouse technicians can visit your facility and explain to you exactly how your greenhouse needs to be constructed to prevent leaking and make the construction process simple.

Can I mount my Matterhorn on a concrete wall or pad?

Yes, we can weld plates to the columns for installation on concrete walls, and we can also help you or your contractor design the wall.

Can RGS do custom fabrication of connecting hallways, farmer’s porches or other applications?

Yes, since we are a manufacturer, we can help you with certain applications within reason. We have provided materials for all of the above, as well as lean-to style greenhouses.

Can the Matterhorn connect to other greenhouses?

No, the Matterhorn cannot connect to other greenhouses, nor can most other manufacturers perform this difficult feat. However, we have ways of adapting to make smooth transitions with certain other greenhouse manufacturers. Each situation is closely analyzed.

Can the Matterhorn support the weight of hanging baskets or crop support systems?

Yes, very easily with the heavy-duty truss design.

Can you provide me with stamped engineering plans?

Yes, although there is a cost associated with engineering plans depending on the scope of the project. This process can take up to three weeks with a custom drawing and an engineer’s stamp.

How can I dress up the Matterhorn to look amazing as a retail greenhouse?

We can paint the flashing any color to add pizzazz. We can have a clear glass/acrylic end wall or side wall. We have roll-up sides. We can use bronze polycarbonate on the roof or walls. You can have a unique knee wall. We can do many different things to help dress up the greenhouse.

How long does it take for delivery?

Due to our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, we can usually deliver a greenhouse within four weeks. Most of our competitors take six weeks or even longer!

If I have roof vents and side vents in my greenhouse, how do I control the equipment?

We will provide a controller which can control vents, heating, air circulation fans, shade curtains and other equipment. Typically, vents are programmed to open in increments for maximum control of the cooling process. See our environmental control section for more information.

If I use an installer to build the greenhouse, then what other costs should I budget into the project?

Add the costs of concrete for footings, digging holes for footings, renting a scissor lift, site work, electrical, plumbing and permits.

What is the typical cost per square foot for a Matterhorn?

Typical cost for the frame only is about $7per square foot. Pricing depends on overall width and length of the building, plus gutter height. The total cost of the Matterhorn usually ranges from $20 per square foot for a basic package to $50 per square foot for all the bells and whistles.

What type of coverings can I use on the Matterhorn?

You can use polycarbonate, polyethylene film, or glass (walls only). If you are on a tight budget, poly on the roof can be retrofitted at a later date with polycarbonate.

Why is the Matterhorn so easy to construct?

The Matterhorn is so simple to construct because we had the help of greenhouse builders in the design process, and we always listen to you to make changes to streamline the construction process. RGS also provides very simple step-by-step instructions. Call us for an instruction manual, and you will see how easy it is to build a Matterhorn greenhouse.