The main purpose of greenhouse plastic sheeting is to help control climate, and protect your plants from inclement weather, all while letting in natural sunlight. However, in some areas where the climate is excessively wet and humid or cold, you might consider using an anti-condensate greenhouse cover solution. Here’s why.
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What is Condensation?
The easiest way to explain condensation is with this simple example. When you take a cold beverage from the refrigerator and set it on the counter the warm air hits it and the container starts to sweat. This is what happens to your greenhouse cover when it gets cold, but there is humidity in the air. Basically, your greenhouse plastic sheeting starts to sweat, causing liquid droplets to form.
How Does Condensation Impact My Greenhouse?
Moisture breeds mold. When condensation forms inside the greenhouse cover, it can spread pathogens. Additionally, condensation can reduce the light transmission rate. To reduce humidity in the greenhouse, ensure your plants are watered and spaced adequately. Other factors to consider are having well-drained floors and good air circulation.
What is Anti-Condensate Greenhouse Plastic Sheeting?
Anti-condensate greenhouse plastic sheeting or greenhouse poly with anti-drip prevents pools of water from gathering on the inner surface of your greenhouse cover and dripping onto your plants. Instead, the water runs down the sides of the greenhouse to the foundation.
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Do I Need Anti-Condensate Greenhouse Plastic Sheeting?
The ideal environment for condensation is warm air and cold surfaces, which occurs most often during winter or in regions with humidity above 30%. In these conditions, anti-condensate greenhouse plastic sheeting can help. Other factors to consider when controlling condensation are ventilation and minimizing moisture content with proper drainage. Here are some benefits you can expect with anti-condensate greenhouse plastic sheeting.
Benefits of Anti-Condensate Sheeting
- Directional condensation control moves water away from crops
- Prevents water droplets from contaminating your plants
- Decreases incidents relating to disease and loss of light
All of Americover’s plastic sheeting is manufactured to support your plants and crops throughout every growing season. Many of our products are created with anti-condensate film to offer maximum protection. Here are some of our top products.
Clear Greenhouse Plastic Sheeting
Americover’s Clear Greenhouse Plastic Sheeting includes an anti-drip additive to reduce condensation buildup and offers 90% light transmission to allow maximum sunlight exposure to support your plant’s growth cycle.
Clear Woven Plastic Film
Clear Woven Plastic Film is manufactured with anti-condensate technology offering 87% light transmission to support maximum yield from crops in your greenhouse.
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