Can I use plexi glass for my greenhouse?

Discussion in 'Greenhouses & Sheds Etc' started by Stone_Family3, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Stone_Family3

    Stone_Family3 New Member

    I would like to use plexiglass for my greenhouse since I will be getting it for free. I know it will crack and get brittle over time. But is it still a good material? Also what if I just did a plexiglass roof and windows but had an actual building (like converting an old shed)?

    Any thoughts?
  2. Kya D

    Kya D Active Member

    I don't know where you live but as a roof I don't think Plexiglass would hold snow.
    Also it tends to get kinda milky color after sun exposure.
    I might say "for free take for buy waste time" like my Mama used to say.
    Do you know how thick the plex is?
  3. Stone_Family3

    Stone_Family3 New Member

    It all varies in thickness. We were going to put extra supports on the pitched roof. I'm still trying to think of a way to make it retain more heat to melt the snow. I might just have to go out there and poke it with a broom.

    We aren't looking to do something big maybe big enough for a 6 ft table on one side and walking on the other. Just enough to keep some plants going through the winter and get the starts growing.

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