Polydress® SolaWrap Hoop House Application
Polydress® SolaWrap is quickly, easily, and safely applied to hoop houses. Hoop houses are basically a high tunnel with bows, or bent metal poles, at a certain interval. Apply SolaWrap for insulation on par with twin wall polycarbonate (which cannot be applied to hoop houses due to it’s rigid nature), as well as 83% light transmission and 60-70% light diffusion. This amount of light has been shown to make plants to grow at a faster rate. Clients using this product in the Mediterranean have reported a 3 week advancement of tomato crops in structures covered with SolaWrap when compared to structures covered in other forms of polyethylene. Plants flourish under diffused light. Only SolaWrap provides high light transmission, high light diffusion, and high insulation.
To apply SolaWrap to your hoop house, you simply apply a channel locking system to your bows that can be placed at 4, 5, 6 or 2 meter intervals. We offer S-Lock, a PVC profile that is easily installed with simple screws, to secure your SolaWrap to your hoop house.
Here, we show how you can use SolaWrap and S-Lock to cover a hoop house and provide maximum ventilation. Install your S-Lock along the bows of your hoop house, and pull the SolaWrap through using a clamp system. Then, at the perpendicular, apply S-Lock along the length of your hoop house. The bottom of this wall can be rolled up during the summer, as shown, and battened down during the winter to provide excellent insulation.
There are many possibilities with SolaWrap.