How Greenhouses Work

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Here at All Glass, we do our best to live up to our name and provide a diverse array of glass services and products. For example, if you are interested in adding a greenhouse to your garden, our team can help you design and create the perfect one. Greenhouses have been used for hundreds of years as a way to grow produce and flowers out of season or to grow plants native to warm, tropical climates in colder regions. Adding one to your garden will dramatically increase the variety of plant species you can grow, making them a great option for anyone. In this article, we will provide an overview of how greenhouses work, so you can get a better idea of whether they are a good fit for your plans.

How Greenhouses Work

Essentially, a greenhouse works by converting light energy into heat energy. Light from the sun shines down through the glass and onto the plants and other objects, which then absorb the light energy and convert it into heat. Then, the plants and objects radiate that heat back into the air, but the glass walls of the greenhouse prevent the heat from escaping back into the outdoors. This cycle repeats, gradually raising the ambient temperature in the greenhouse and keeping it warm all day and even through the night. In other words, the effectiveness of a greenhouse relies on its insulating power, and it takes some experience and skill to create a greenhouse that traps heat as effectively as possible. If you want a greenhouse that reliably keeps its interior warm, you can turn to our experts to get the assistance you need.