Winter weather increases the risk of damage to your greenhouse. If you temporarily or slightly longer leave your greenhouse idle, for example to save energy, then you need to take care that your greenhouse is not damaged and is ready for use. We give you tips on how to reduce the chance of damage due to winter weather and get back to production as soon as possible.
Use your greenhouse and plants properly, especially in winter. Read the user manual for your greenhouse and how to install it. Or ask your greenhouse builder, installers and suppliers for advice. They also know a lot about the use of your greenhouse and installations. Ask them what you can do in winter conditions and during downtime.
Shoot when the weather calls for it
Also, in an empty greenhouse, it is necessary to be able to heat up quickly. Greenhouses can only tolerate a limited amount of snow. The weight of a snowball, especially if it is left lying or if it also rains, increases significantly. Because of this weight, windows can break, the structure of the greenhouse can be damaged, or the greenhouse can collapse. Frost in an unheated greenhouse can damage your windows, pipes, screens, and equipment.
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This reduces the risk of breakage and structural damage to your greenhouse.
* Look ahead, especially if your greenhouse is cold and takes longer to maintain temperature. Bring your greenhouse to the correct temperature before snow falls. For most greenhouses, it is necessary to heat 12 degrees Celsius directly under the greenhouse deck to melt the snow.
* Open mesh canvases. Do not close the mesh completely until the snow from the greenhouse deck has melted.
Read more tips on how to prevent snow damage on the Interpolis website.
Is he going to freeze? Enough warmth
This prevents frost damage to your windows, installations, screens and pipes and therefore high costs and delays in starting a new crop.
* Clear the deck and facades of the greenhouse from ice as soon as possible. That’s how you prevent breakage.
• Do not open ventilation windows if they are frozen.
* Prevent computer from opening windows, keep frost protection on work computer.
* Before opening the roller sieve, make sure that the fabric is frozen. Isn’t it necessary to open your roller screen? Then close it.
You can read more about preventing frost damage here.
’ Active Greenhouse’ prevents damage from frost and snow
* Keep your installations active.
* Maintain your buildings and facilities in good condition. This includes, for example, checking the foundation, steel structure and rainwater drainage.
* Eliminate broken windows, possible leaks and clear the greenhouse of weeds.
* Keep checking the water tank and electrics when the time is right
do it • go around your greenhouse every day to check if everything is still in order. For example, look for pipe damage caused by rodents.
* Instant alert tracking.
* Also see the Checkout Checklist on the Interpolis website.
Take care of your greenhouse and plants
Interpolis asks you to take care of your greenhouse and installations like a good family man. A matter of course for entrepreneurs. Your insurance is for unexpected and sudden damage.
Shutting down your installations is not desirable for business continuity and your insurance coverage
In this case, you may or may not be able to properly maintain the greenhouse and installations. Do you prefer to stand still?
* Stop the installation properly. Your installer can advise you on this.
* Maintenance of buildings and structures. Check out the checklist for checkout at Interpolis.nl
* Walk around your greenhouses every day to check if everything is still in order. For example, look for pipe damage caused by rodents.
* Instant alert tracking.
Learn more about Snow and Frost Damage
Check out the Interpolis website for comprehensive tips on how to reduce the chance of snow and frost damage. Your insurance consultant can also help you. He can advise you on conditions and introduce you to a greenhouse specialist from Interpolis.