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How to Select a Greenhouse

Many Different Greenhouse Styles in Various Sizes

Rimol Greenhouse Systems offers a number of different greenhouse styles in various sizes, each with their own specific benefits. Selecting a greenhouse is one of the most important decisions that you will make during the greenhouse construction process. Which greenhouse and what size you choose will have a large effect on the future of your crop production or sales. Although it may seem overwhelming, this decision can be made simple with the proper planning.

 

What is the intended use of this greenhouse?

Horticultural Use
  • Includes retail greenhouses, nurseries, farm stands, wholesale growing and florists
  • All Rimol Greenhouses can be dressed up to use as retail greenhouses
  • High tunnel greenhouse for growing fruits and vegetables are available in 18’ Eastpoint, 20’ Eastpoint, 22’ Northpoint, 26’ Northpoint, 30’ Nor’Easter
Agricultural Use
  • Includes High Tunnels (NRCS Program), Hydroponics (AmHydro) and organic vegetables (Rolling Thunder)
  • High Tunnels come in a variety of different sizes for all kinds of growing
  • Rimol has partnered with AmHydro to provide greenhouses with hydroponic systems
  • AmHydro has packages for a 22’ x 28’ Northpoint, 30’ x 48’ Nor’Easter, 30’ x 96’ Nor’Easter, or 30’ x 144’ Nor’Easter
  • Rimol Greenhouse Systems' Rolling Thunder greenhouse is a state-of-the-art, moveable greenhouse that can be used for organic growing
Schools/Institutions
  • The Matterhorn greenhouse is typically the most popular for schools
  • Matterhorn meets or exceeds most building code requirements
  • Free standing polycarbonate greenhouse can also be used for schools

 

What type of climate/environment are you in?

If you are experiencing heavy snow or wind loads:
  • Rimol Greenhouses can meet most snow or wind loads
Is this your first greenhouse? Would you like something fairly simple and easy to construct?
  • The Eastpoint, Catamount and Matterhorn are great starter greenhouses because they are available in smaller sizes and are very easy to assemble.
Would you like a free-standing greenhouse or a lean-to style?
  • The Matterhorn greenhouse is available in a lean-to style in 10’, 12’ and 15’ widths.

What size would you like/how much space do you need?

After selecting the site for your greenhouse, decide how much space you have available to build on. Then, select a size that will be appropriate for your needs depending on what you will be using the greenhouse for. Different types of greenhouses are available in different standard sizes. Find which greenhouses are available in the size you would like.

 

Greenhouse Type

Widths Available

Lengths Available

Matterhorn

20’ 24’ 30’

From 24' to 144', most common lengths in increments of 12'

Nor’Easter

30’ 34’

From 48' to 144', most common lengths in increments of 4'. We also have 5' bow spacing

Northpoint

22’ 26’

From 48' to 144', most common lengths in increments of 4'. We also have 5' bow spacing

Eastpoint

18’ 20’

From 48' to 144', most common lengths in increments of 4'. We also have 5' bow spacing

Catamount

15’

From 48' to 144', most common lengths in increments of 4'. We also have 5' bow spacing

Rolling Thunder

18’ 20’ 22’ 26’ 30’

24’ 48’ 72’ 96’

What is your price range?

  • Price is affected by the size and type of the greenhouse.
  • Each greenhouse offers different packages and options.
  • Be sure to budget costs for construction, water, gas, electric, accessories, etc.
  • After determining your final budget, decide which greenhouse and package is right for you and your project.