Canada Greenhouse Kits is a Family Owned and Operated Canadian Business that started in 2007. As the first certified supplier of Palram-Canopia and Rion products in Canada, we take pride in consistently offering reliability, great value, and exceptional customer service. At Canada Greenhouse Kits, we take customer feedback to heart and always aim to provide the best experience for our customers. Our years of experience and our desire to grow allows us to be a leader in the greenhouse kits industry.
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For in stock items, orders typically ship approximately 3-7 business days after receipt, and take approximately 5-10 business days in transit.
For pre-orders, the items will ship within one week of the estimated date, and take approximately 5-10 business days in transit.
Tracking will be emailed as soon as the item is shipped.
To speak with someone for support during the assembly process, contact the manufacturer, Palram-Canopia. Their information can be found in your greenhouse manual.
They can assist you if you are stuck on any steps, or if you have difficulty connecting pieces.
We offer FREE shipping in Canada on orders over $125.00* to non-remote locations. See shipping policy page for more details.
No, we do not ship to PO boxes or Range Roads (RR).
All Palram-Canopia and Rion products ship from the below warehouse address
1700 Courtneypark Drive East, Unit 2,
L5T 1W1, Canada
We ship all across Canada.
If you live in a particularly remote area, please contact us.
We do not offer installation.
Palram-Canopia and Rion Greenhouse kits are designed for do-it-yourself assembly. The units can generally be assembled by two people.
We have received positive feedback from customers who have used a local handyman for installation (be sure the handyman is insured).
The Palram-Canopia Distribution Center in Canada. Their information is provided in the greenhouse manual.
We do not have a location where you can see the greenhouses in person.
Due to the size of the greenhouses, they are not on display in store.
As well, we are unable to share the address of our existing customers as we have strict privacy policies in place.
This means that we currently do not have any stock of that item, and we are unsure when our new stock will arrive.
You may fill in your email address in the specified box, and we will notify you when it is either available for pre-order or back in stock.
As you can imagine, this is a common question, and the answer varies based on what greenhouse elements are most important to you.
The key differences between models are the frame, panels, colours, sizes, and accessories.
Frame - The different frame structures result in different snow loads and wind loads. These needs will vary depending on your location and weather patterns in your area. As well, different frames have different roof heights, eaves heights, and door sizes.
Panels - The polycarbonate panels come in different thicknesses and opacity. This impacts the light transmission into the greenhouse, and the insulation. Thicker panels offer more insulation and less light transmission, while thinner panels offer less insulation and more light transmission. This also impacts the appearance, as some people prefer clear panels and some prefer translucent.
Colour - The different models come in different colours (i.e. grey, silver, and green). Deciding on colour is based on preference. While the process to coat the greenhouse varies, it does not change the structure or function of the greenhouses.
Size - We have a wide range of greenhouse sizes to suit most spaces. To decide on size, determine the area where you would like to place your greenhouse, and what you plan to grow inside.
Accessories - Different models include different accessories and are specified on the product pages. Accessories can also be added from the accessories pages. Be sure to select Palram-Canopia Accessories for Palram-Canopia Greenhouses, and Rion Accessories for Rion Greenhouses.
Based on all of the factors mentioned, the price will vary.
We hope this helps you in choosing your perfect greenhouse!
The heat retention of the greenhouse is related to the thickness of the panels.
The thicker the panels, the more heat is retained.
The thickness of panels range from 0.7mm to 10mm, with the 10mm panels offering the most insulation.
Compatible greenhouse accessories can be installed at any time in the assembly process. You can also add on accessories once the greenhouse is fully built.
Palram-Canopia Greenhouses can be used year-round, however there are several factors to consider. The two main factors are weather and plants. What are the plants you want to grow and how much heat or cold can they handle? No matter where you live, greenhouses can be 20-40 degrees hotter inside during the day, and at night they will be the same temperature as the outdoors. This is without any supplemental heating or cooling. Depending on where you live, heating and / or cooling your greenhouse can make the difference, and there will be a cost associated with regulating the temperature. If you need to heat or cool your greenhouse in extreme weather conditions, you may want to consider a twin-wall greenhouse such as the Palram-Canopia Glory Greenhouse which has a 10mm polycarbonate covering.
Palram-Canopia kits are specifically designed for DIY assembly. Large products can usually be assembled by two handy people. Follow the assembly instructions carefully. Work gloves are strongly recommended when sliding panels. Always wear shoes and safety goggles when working with extruded aluminum.
If you see the M symbol on a product page, that indicates the greenhouse is a Modular System.
This means the greenhouse will arrive in several modules/units, and is assembled into one unit.
The location of your greenhouse is very important as it will dictate how much light it gets.
The ideal location for your greenhouse is all based on how you plan to use it. Our Gardening Information page discusses this in more detail (click here).
If you intend to grow plants to maturity, or grow in fall and winter, maximizing sunlight is vital. The first choice of location would be south or southeast of your home or other structures that may obstruct light. A southern location will provide the most amount of light, but may require shading in the summer. The next best choice would be east of your home or structures, as it will capture more November to February sunlight than other positions. The least desirable position would be the north side of your home or structures, as it will provide the least amount of sunlight. A greenhouse location that provides full sun exposure in the summer, may be covered by shade in the winter.
Yes! It is very important to mount your greenhouse to a base, and there are several ways this can be done.
The stability and long-term usability of a greenhouse relies heavily on the preparation of a firm foundation for placement and fixing. Foundation must be level and sized to match the product’s dimensions with room to spare for access and ventilation. The lack of a firm foundation may result in product warping, window or door not closing properly, damaged frame and failing of the product in high winds and extreme weather conditions. The foundation must also be able to drain out the water to prevent stagnation and promotion of algae, insects etc. The surface must be solid, such as concrete ground/slabs or asphalt. The screws and anchors must be compatible with surface type. A ground cover is highly recommended before installing any kind of foundation. If your site has high moisture content you will need to install a vapor barrier, a 6 mm black plastic.
If you install a greenhouse on a ground with low moisture content, it is highly recommended to use a ground cover or weed barrier, which will allow water to drain through the fabric while keeping weeds from growing.
Most of the greenhouses do not come with a floor/base.
Several of our models do come with a base, and it will be specified on the product page that it is included.
We include snow load and wind resistance in the Specifications section on our product pages.
Palram-Canopia may change this information without notice, and therefore the most up to date specifications can be found on the assembly instruction cover page of every relevant product. Assembly instructions are supplied with each product and are also available for download from the respective product page.
Greenhouse series differ in their glazing types, frame material, size and available accessories.
Clear polycarbonate provides maximum light transmission, whereas twin-wall provides high insulation and transmits 70% diffused light that protects from strong sunlight exposure.
Hybrid glazing greenhouses have twin-wall roof panels and clear walls, which practically provide light diffusion and a clear view sideways.
Aluminum frame is light and compact, whereas the PVC resin frame of Rion greenhouses has excellent insulation.
Greenhouse accessories can help you make the most of your greenhouse space by customizing it to your specific needs; making gardening more efficient, productive and approachable. Clear floor room by using shelves, use additional vents and louvres with manual or automatic openers to stabilize heat and humidity levels. For complete accessories listing please visit our Accessories page.
Palram-Canopia/Rion kits are designed as complete products and are not meant to be modified.
Only the specified accessories that are designed for the products can be used.
Making modifications is solely at the customer’s responsibility and will void the warranty.
A light deprivation greenhouse is one that enables a growing technique that controls how much and how often plants receive light. It can be accomplished by using blackout material to cover the plants, simulating different seasonal changes. Best plants for this type of growing include:
Asters, Cannabis, Christmas Cactus, Cosmos, Mums, Poinsettias, Zinnias
No, all of our products are sold as shown online. Accessories can be added to best suit your needs.
No, this is not an option. Some greenhouse models do have extension kits to increase the size.
Yes, it can be disassembled, relocated, and reassembled at a different location.
Yes, the side louver window can be installed on the back of the following greenhouse models:
No, this is not an option. The installation manual will specify where the door can be installed.
The answer to this depends on where you are located and what type of seeds you are planting. Our Gardening Information page is a good starting point for this information (click here to visit Gardening Information). It discusses Plant Hardiness Zones in Canada, and ideal temperatures for seed germination.
This all depends on what you are planting specifically. For most plants, optimum temperatures range between 15-30°C (60 -86°F), but there is a lot of variation, so it is best to research the specific items you are planning to grow. See our Gardening information page for more info (click here).
The panels are not made of glass, they are made of polycarbonates (engineered plastics).
See “What is polycarbonate” below for more information.
Polycarbonates are a group of thermoplastic polymers. Their strength and toughness allows them to be used as engineering plastics. They have superior service temperature range, impact resistance, and optical quality.
Surprisingly, while the .7mm panels are thinner, they contain more material than the 4mm panels. It takes an additional vacuum form process to create the .7mm panels, which changes the appearance and adds to the strength of the panels.
The polycarbonate roof panels can withstand temperatures from −40 °C (−40 °F) to 87.8 °C (190 °F)
Polycarbonate inherently absorbs up to 100% of harmful UV radiation; it provides complete protection but in order to maintain its properties and integrity for many years it needs to be protected. Palram-Canopia Polycarbonate panels for exterior use have an embedded UV protective layer that must be installed outwards facing the sun. Twin-wall or multi-wall panels have a “This side out” marking; please make sure you install them accordingly and remove the marking after installation.
Polycarbonate panels withstand extreme weather conditions due to their strength and flexibility.
They do not shatter, making them safer than glass, especially around children.
The low weight of the panels -- less than 1kg - makes the greenhouse easy to deliver, handle, assemble and also relocate - an assembled 6x8 harmony greenhouse weighs less than 45kg.
Polycarbonate shields from the harmful effects of UV radiation and protects everything inside the greenhouse: people, plants, pots, tools etc.
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