There are tons of different types of greenhouses to choose from. Whether you want the rustic charm of an A-frame model or the aesthetic harmony of an atrium design, there are plenty of options for discerning growers. 

But not all greenhouses are appropriate for every project. A tunnel greenhouse or mini greenhouse, for example, have their growing limitations. Serious growers may need a structure with more substance than a lightweight garden greenhouse with a poly film covering.

Heavy-duty greenhouses are a great choice for indoor farmers interested in creating a controlled environment agriculture facility for long-term use. These durable structures can stand up to intense weather conditions and are better suited for the installation of climate, irrigation, and lighting systems than their lightweight cousins. 

So, why should you invest in a heavy-duty greenhouse?

 Choosing the Best Heavy Duty Greenhouse

While lightweight greenhouses from hobby greenhouse kits are perfect for hobbyist growers to get started with indoor growing, commercial growers need a more reliable kind of greenhouse structure to satisfy their cultivation needs.

The good news is that there are many types of heavy-duty greenhouses available for construction. Heavy-duty greenhouses come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the right choice depends on the intended crops, available space, and overall budget. 

Some popular types of heavy-duty greenhouses include:

  • Gothic Arch
  • A-Frame
  • Gable
  • Atrium

At Prospaint, we offer a robust selection of sturdy heavy-duty greenhouses for our clients. Whether you’re interested in a particular architectural style, are concerned with energy efficiency, or virtually any other greenhouse construction considerations, you’re sure to find the right fit for your growing efforts.

The Vail Atrium

A versatile greenhouse for crops at all stages of growth with vertically opening roof vents and fewer lighting obstructions than comparable models

The Venlo

A cost-effective glass greenhouse with maximum light transmission

The Dual Atrium

A commercial greenhouse with vertical roof vent capabilities for reduced need of cooling systems

The Grand Teton

A Gothic arch design greenhouse with exceptional condensate control at a competitive price

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Heavy Duty Greenhouses Advantages

A heavy-duty greenhouse gives growing operations the best chance for higher quality crops harvested at higher yields. There are several distinct advantages to building a greenhouse including:

  • Durability
  • Longevity
  • Versatility
  • Technology

First, a well-constructed green house will be able to tolerate extreme weather and climate far better than those constructed from greenhouse kits. A sturdy frame of galvanized steel or aluminum ensures that the structure will remain stable and strong. Rain, snow, and wind won’t compromise the structural integrity of the greenhouse. A heavy-duty greenhouse will protect plants from harsh weather and harmful UV rays at any time of the year.

An aluminum, wood, or steel frame greenhouse will simply last longer than a lightweight construction. Lightweight polyethylene greenhouse cover material and PVC pipes are more susceptible to damage than other framing and covering materials. And a greenhouse from a kit with flimsy roll-up windows and a zipper door can’t compare to the longevity of a sturdy greenhouse with a hinged or sliding door and glass windows.

Finally, heavy duty greenhouses are much better suited for heating, lighting, irrigation, and fertilization systems. Growing technology can be seamlessly integrated into the structure with minimal obstruction. This results in a true controlled environment agriculture greenhouse where virtually all growing conditions can be precisely regulated.

Build Your Heavy-Duty Greenhouse with Prospiant

If you need a technology-backed custom greenhouse solution that will stand the test of time, trust Prospiant. We strive to provide our customers with all the support they need to accelerate their controlled environment agriculture efforts.

Prospiant is your source for custom greenhouse cultivation facilities — all backed by decades of in-house expertise. We’ll guide you through every stage of your project, ensuring that your greenhouse aligns with your operational goals. 

You’ll get a complete growing ecosystem tailored to your unique needs with all the support you need for greenhouse farming success.


The most effective greenhouse depends on the quality of building materials and the competence of construction. Different types of greenhouses have different strengths but a well-built facility will always be more effective.


  • Simple and elegant design
  • Traditional yet modern
  • Ideal for retail or production
  • Choose from glass, polycarbonate or insulated panels
  • Spans up to 60 feet

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