Project of the Month: Commercial Greenhouse

by Karen Knapstein

Hixwood Metal, Stanley, Wisconsin, supplied builder Kevin Zimmerman with the materials to build this retail center for a commercial greenhouse.

Project Details:

Location: Knapp, Wisconsin

Builder: Kevin Zimmerman, owner/builder

Size: 24’ x 44’ x 10’ Roof Pitch: 5:12

Frame: Ladder frame construction

Fasteners: East Coast Fasteners

Foundation: Concrete slab

Roof: Hixwood Metal Super Rib 100 in Beckers BeckryTex Burnished Slate, 28 ga.

Trim: Beckers BeckryTex Burnished Slate, 28 ga.

Siding: Hixwood Metal 10” Board & Batten in Beckers BeckryTex Textured Clay, 26 ga.

Wainscot: Cultured rock, County Materials 

Insulation: CertainTeed Fiberglass R-21 in walls; Applegate blow-in cellulose insulation above ceiling 

Doors: Plyco Corporation Model 92 (6068 Double Doors)

Windows: Silverline, 4’ x 4’

Ventilation: MWI Corporation Vented Aluminum Soffit 

Special Feature: The interior is finished with carsiding.

Karen Knapstein
Author: Karen Knapstein

Karen Knapstein has been in publishing since 1997. She is the executive editor at Shield Wall Media and acts as the managing editor of Frame Building News and Garage, Shed and Carport Builder magazines. Karen is a contributing editor to the other Shield Wall Media titles: Rural Builder, Metal Roofing Magazine, Roofing Elements, and Rollforming Magazine. Karen lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Joseph, and has a grown daughter, Faye. She can be reached via email at [email protected]

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