Some people think that the polycarbonate has exceeded all other materials, but it is far from truth. The film has its benefits.
It is easy to use. You do not need a lot of effort to attach film to greenhouse frame.
Film is removed for winter season. And this, to no surprise, is the main film's advantage:
- Need to re-attach the film each year is a disadvantage. However, you can rest assured that your greenhouse will be safe in winter, but for such greenhouses as, for example, a polycarbonate greenhouse, a risk of damage due to snow is quite common. Therefore, if you are not able to visit your greenhouse on a regular basis during winter and clean it from snow, the film greenhouse is the best option for you.
- Another benefit is the fact, that when the film is removed for winter the soil is covered in snow, which provides an optimum temperature for soil micro-organisms. In roofed greenhouses, if not covered in snow, the soil freezes deeply and kills micro-organisms. To avoid this, the soil in roof covered greenhouses must be covered either in snow or manure. Otherwise, the soil will not thaw in time for the season.
Reinforced film, compared to plastic film, is more resistance to stretching, since it has a net carcass, which is located between layers of the film.
Plastic film greenhouse is only to be used during the season. A second layer of film can be used in cold days for extra heat, but it will not hold the heat in case of frost, therefore, this type of greenhouse is not suitable for those, who wish to grow plants a whole year long.
Choice is yours!