Greenhouses forum: I am getting a Rion Greenhouse...Advice please

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Name: Dave
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TennesseeDave
Jun 11, 2017 9:41 AM CST
I am going to buy a small greenhouse kit and this is the one I am considering. Anyone have any experience with this brand? Our needs are pretty small as we just want to be able to take some of our tropical plants into an environment that will allow them to survive our Tennessee Zone 7 winters. I appreciate any advice/information that you might have.

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Name: Dave
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TennesseeDave
Jun 11, 2017 4:26 PM CST
Well after some further research what I ended up with is a Grandio Elite. http://grandiogreenhouses.com/...
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plantmanager
Jun 11, 2017 4:45 PM CST
Congrats! If you have high winds in your area, try to make it as strong as you can. Many of them will blow away and break off vents in high winds. If you're not in a windy area, you are really lucky. We are on a hill, and had to go with a dome greenhouse to help with wind.
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Weedwhacker
Jun 11, 2017 7:01 PM CST
Dave, I have an 8x16 Rion (well, more like had; we've just recently replaced it with a 16x20 greenhouse that we built ourselves), and, just from a quick look at the Grandio, I think that is a better choice -- if for no other reason than the metal framework. The Rion worked well for my purposes, mainly for growing seedlings for my vegetable and flower gardens, and held up very well to wind, snow, and other sorts of weather, but was definitely not without its problems. For one thing, parts of the framework that were on the south side started warping quite early on. Also, the handles for the roof vents started breaking off after a few years. And, there were a lot of "'gaps" that were difficult to seal up so that the GH would retain the heat -- notably, where the lower portion of the roof meets the sidewalls, and around the doors.

Best of luck with your new venture into greenhouse gardening -- and just be sure to anchor it down well, and when there is a lot of wind close the vents and the doors! Smiling
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Name: Dave
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TennesseeDave
Jun 19, 2017 7:44 PM CST
Well the Grandio Elite got delivered today. Now to put it together.
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Weedwhacker
Jun 19, 2017 8:20 PM CST
I can't wait to see your new GH, Dave!! Thumbs up
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