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1000 words: Greenhouse Roof Renovation

I just completed the major steps of my greenhouse roof renovation and I’m happy on how it turned out. I had roof leaks when it rained that needed to be addressed (too much moisture in a greenhouse causes mildew)

So I had to remove each roof rafter and re-cut the ends and then reattach. I used some 1×6 cedar boards to seal where the polycarbonate roof panels meet each rafter. I found two rafters that were bowed so had to replace them with new 2×4’s. And I reattached the roof vent windows so that hopefully they won’t leak. Now waiting for rain to see if what I did worked.

I still need to do something on the bottom edge of the roof to finish it – have some ideas but just need the time to do it since I can only work on the roof in the morning as it gets too hot in the afternoon sun. I also found one automatic vent opener that isn’t working so I’ll likely have to replace it before next summer.





Marc Thoma

Marc is the founder of Tranquil Garden. He has more than 15 years gardening experience and is working steadily towards his own tranquil garden.

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