Ideas on how to fix our green house roof would be appreciated.

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Funnily enough the roof leaks, whoever fixed it like this must have thought they done a good job, but now it has left us with a bit of a headache, if you do take the panels out, where as it would have just been frame, you now have lots of what I guess is mastic.

Looked into glass, which seem a costly exercise.
Looked into plastic, but we are on a hill and it seems could be blown out,
Did think of putting a covering of some sort of plastic right the way over, but would need it weighing down, other wise it will blow off like a balloon.

Do you have anything which has worked for you? The frame seems sound enough, just need to sort so our lass can use it drip free.
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« Last Edit: December 10, 2020, 20:50 by OurAllotment »

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Re: Ideas on how to fix our green house roof would be appreciated.
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2020, 21:09 »
The roof usually only has frame parts running from the ridge to the eaves, and it looks as if they are still there.
The glass would have been 2 panels in each roof bay the top one overlapping the lower on by about 1/2inch and  sitting on a small metal z-shaped clip to stop it sliding down, both usually held on to the frame with  W-shaped glazing clips. These are fairly cheap to buy at DIY shops. I paid 3/per panel this year for glass, when some of mine were broken in a storm. Keep an eye out on local freecycle sites as you often see spare glass for collection. No luck for me this time as after the storms everyone wanted them *sulk*.
Yes you could mastic some silicone some plastic panels in, but tbh I don't think it would work out much cheaper after you bought plastic and silicone :(
« Last Edit: December 10, 2020, 21:10 by mumofstig »
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2020, 18:27 »
i tend to agree with Mum that's a good fix as suggested I take it its an aluminium greenhouse you  could  replace the glass with plastic sheets you need to contact your local glazing shop  who supplies this sort of thing or look on line for someone who supplies clear plastic sheets you may have to cut it to size not a problem with a disc cutter the silicone it or glazing clips I have done this in the past and it works

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Re: Ideas on how to fix our green house roof would be appreciated.
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2021, 20:30 »
Just thought as I had asked, we would let you know of the solution so far. It is our first year of having a greenhouse. So buying glass, prefer toughened would have come in at a cost, and the frame seems t have gone slightly crooked, we have also looked at a new greenhouse but would prefer that at home rather than down the allotment. So we went with a tarpaulin as you can see. tied down with ropes, pegs and milk bottles. This week we have a forecast for gales. take bets for how many allotments down it can travel......
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