Understanding how to bubble wrap a greenhouse is not a really complicated task, but you need to know the conditions in which to do this. After you have completed your annual clean, it is best to bubble wrap your greenhouse. All of the glazing must be dirt-free, and any pests or disease must be eradicated.
After you’ve cleaned your greenhouse, give it time to air and dry properly. The moisture inside the greenhouse must be reduced because bubble wrapping your greenhouse will prevent access to windows and vents.
One of the most important aspects of bubble wrapping a greenhouse is selecting the best bubble wrap.
If you use packing bubble wrap, you won’t get much insulation and it will fall apart quickly when exposed to sunlight. If you can find horticultural bubble wrap, it is thick enough to withstand the sun and will last much longer.
There are various methods for bubble wrapping a greenhouse, and it is critical to select the method that is best for your specific greenhouse.
To reduce heat loss, one method is to use long sheets that can be cut and joined together. Wrap horizontally from the door to the opposite side of the greenhouse. Finally, use tape or greenhouse pegs to secure your bubble wrap.
Bubble wrap can also be attached by simply using ‘no.8 self tapping screws’ to an appropriate depth. These can be screwed directly into the channels in the aluminium extrusion. Also, it is beneficial to use washers with the screws to prevent the bubble wrap tearing.
It can also be useful to use strong spring loaded clips (like stationers ‘Bulldog’ clips) i.e. stronger than clothes pegs, although these have also been known to be used successfully.
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