automatic windows in greenhouse

Llanwenlys(8)May 3, 2012

We are having a greenhouse built by some folks who normally build sunrooms and we specified automatic window openers with rising temperature for those times we are not home, as we still work. They arrived and looked good, but then they discovered they were not compatible with the screens custom built into each window grrrrrr

I feel I need screens to keep out the bugs. Are there any sources for electric (as opposed to solar) openers which might be compatible with screens? There is nothing of interest in Charley's or other online places I could find.

Any experience with this?

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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

Why are you so concerned with excluding bugs with screens? No greenhouse is airtight enough to keep them out. If it were me, I would not lose any sleep over this. I have ordinary automatic openers in my greenhouse and I have never had any concerns about this issue. I'm not trying to belittle your post. I'm just suggesting that it really is not much of an issue in my experience.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2012 at 3:00AM
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green_grandma(5A)

Something else to seriously consider is that zero insects equals zero pollination !!! So having screens in place will also mean having to do a whole lot of pollination 'by hand' ... or limiting yourself to the very small number of available 'parthenogenic' hybrids that will set fruit without pollination.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2012 at 9:57AM
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