Greenhouse Structures

Hytasu offers a variety of different styles and sizes of greenhouse structures to meet needs of each and every grower. Each type of structure is specially designed for certain applications and can be best utilized in different ways.


Attached Greenhouses
Lean-to Greenhouses

Connected to a building.

Freestanding Greenhouses
Detached Greenhouse

Separate from other buildings consisting of sidewalls, end walls, and a roof.

  • A-frame - Freestanding even-span & most common style of freestanding.
  • Quonset – curve roofs without side walls
  • Gothic Arch – styled in the shape of a pointed arch

Shade House

A shade cloth supported by metal frames to provide shading to plants from excessive sunlight and wind.
  • Inexpensive alternative to regular greenhouses.
  • Shades can be differing types of nets (colours, mesh), providing different levels of crop protection and growing results.

Connected Greenhouses

Several greenhouses joined together
  • Gutter-connected - several even-span greenhouse attached together – aka ridge-and-furrow; gutter aids in removal of rain; interior walls replaced with support posts
  • Venlo – “Dutch Houses” – differ from gutter-connected because they are wider and have twice as many ridges between supports. Glass greenhouse; known for excellent percentage of light transmission
  • Barrel vault - Quonset style structures with sidewalls joined together. Covered with flexible plastic like polyethylene
  • Sawtooth – Lean-to greenhouses joined together; found in warmer climates; upper portions of roof are vented to take advantage of natural ventilation.

Innovative / Speciality Greenhouses

Retractable Roof /
Open Roof Greenhouse

Roofs that can be opened and closed.

  • higher rates of ventilation as structure can be opened completely or partially
  • woven polyethylene is used to cover retractable roof greenhouses
  • retractable-roof greenhouses have minimal climate control

Solar greenhouses

Solar greenhouses are designed to collect and store solar energy. Two most critical factors that influence the amount of solar heat a greenhouse is able to absorb are:
  • The position or location of the greenhouse in relation to the sun.
  • The type of glazing material used.