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101 Uses of Polycarbonate: #51 Lean-to Greenhouse

Want to store flowers during cold days or start plants earlier in the season? Why not attach a polycarbonate Lean-to Greenhouse to the side of your house or an existing out-building.

A Lean-to Greenhouse constructed with multiwall polycarbonate panels is perfect for the home gardener and is an ideal way to extend the growing season. By eliminating the need for one wall, the cost of building a polycarbonate Lean-to Greenhouse is cut dramatically. This type of greenhouse is convenient for gardeners who want to stay close to their hobby plants, indoor food garden, or herb garden during all seasons.

A polycarbonate Lean-to Greenhouse offers year-round durability as it is structurally designed to withstand high winds and heavy snowfall. Multiwall polycarbonate is 200 times stronger than glass and will not shatter, making it a very safe family atmosphere. The advanced UV technology protects plants from harmful sunlight in the summer. Highly developed polymer technology diffuses light, providing an optimal growing environment for plants. Multiwall polycarbonate also offers thermal insulation, preventing the temperature in the greenhouse from changing drastically.

Extend your growing season with an easy-to-build Lean-to Greenhouse. To learn more about multiwall polycarbonate, please visit our website at


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3 Responses to 101 Uses of Polycarbonate: #51 Lean-to Greenhouse

  1. Patrick Buchenot says:

    Dear Amerilux,

    Do you have links to greenhouse plans using your polycarbonate panels?


    • amerilux says:

      Hello Patrick,

      As a master distributor of polycarbonate panels, AmeriLux is partnered with a diverse group of greenhouse manufacturers and suppliers. We don’t post direct links to greenhouse plans. Instead we would be happy to discuss your greenhouse project with you, and depending on the complexity of your project, direct you to one of suppliers for final plans, building materials, etc.

      Please feel free to contact Stephanie Bitzan, Customer Relations Manager with AmeriLux. She is very knowledgeable in the horticultural market and would be happy to answer all of your questions. You can call her direct line: 920-632-6067 or send her an email:

      Thank you for your inquiry.

  2. Polycarbonate is a plastic material which is incredibly strong and offers outstanding levels of light transmission.

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